Chiefs Still “Fine” After Loss

The Kansas City Chiefs have now dropped two games in a row after a 35-31 loss to the Houston Texans, but that hasn’t stopped SI’s Peter King from including Todd Haley’s crew in his “Fine 15“.

13. Kansas City (3-2). Sorry. An official decided that game at Houston.  If the Chiefs and Texans play tomorrow in Wichita, I’m taking Kansas City.

The interference call on Brandon Flowers to help seal Kansas City’s defeat.  Should have been offensive pass interference on Andre Johnson, obviously, but went against the Chiefs and capped their 21-point fourth-quarter meltdown.  Worst interference call of the year.

Couldn’t agree with King more that the Chiefs would win on a neutral field.  I would do him one better, let these two play again tonight in Houston and I like Kansas City.  The Chiefs were the better team for most of the game, but none of that mattered after the defense collapsed in the final minutes.

It is important, however, not to let the interference call cover up the fact that Johnson was able to run free for most of the day, doing whatever he would like.  On that final play he wasn’t even hit while catching the ball, instead Brandon Carr and Eric Berry were running towards him powerless.

Along with improving their conditioning — who knew that would be an issue this year? — the Chiefs need to find a way to better utilize all of their talent.  That means keeping Derrick Johnson on the field for as many snaps as possible and assigning Flowers to any elite receiver Kansas City faces for the rest of the season.

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