After the Chiefs took out the Buffalo Bills 13-10 in overtime on Sunday, two Kansas City players made Peter King’s list of what he liked around the NFL.
Kansas City cornerback Brandon Flowers … just physical enough. He’s playing so well, and in part because he knows how physical he can be past the five-yard bump zone.
Jamaal Charles, 22 for 177. Heck of an elusive back, and he can break tackles too.
King may have liked Flowers and Charles, but wasn’t exactly effusive in his praise of the team as a whole in his “Fine Fifteen”.
On the one hand, it’s good to overcome an off day and play good enough to come out with a win. Yet to need 74 minutes, at home, to beat the Buffalo Bills … that shows the Chiefs aren’t in the Premiership yet.
Awesome that Flowers is starting to get some national attention. Even though it is going to end up costing the Chiefs a whole lot of money, there’s no player on this team more deserving than Flowers of the recognition. He’s an elite corner and needs to be treated that way both on and off the field.
What’s not so awesome is how the Chiefs are looked down on for a win. Did they steal the game? Absolutely. Should they have had to? No way. But while Kansas City shouldn’t have needed so much time to beat Buffalo, King also said that the Bills effort proved that the Ravens deserved to be considered the third best team in the league.
How is one game an indictment of the team that won this week but vindication for the team that won last week in the same circumstances?