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The Lounge>Ten Things About Today's Game Week 13: KC 40, Faiders 9
gblowfish 09:16 PM 12-01-2019
Ten Things About Today’s Game, Week 13: KC 40 Faiders 9

10. I was completely out of sync all day. Overnight I wasn’t feeling well. Had a cramping stomach ache and some impressive gastric pyrotechnics. Meesh Meesh woke me up a couple three or four times and the northwest wind gusting to 50 mph blew a couple good sized tree limbs down on the aluminum awning on the side of the house, making one Hell of a racket. When I finally did get pull my ass out of bed, couldn’t drink coffee because of a sour stomach, so no Lucky Chiefs Coffee Cup, and no hanging of the Porch Chiefs Flag in a Sunday Morning Cyclone. Tried to eat a little before leaving for Arrowhead, but it just made me queasy. So I took some drugs, went into the parking lot and just napped until 2:30 when Mrs. B and I donned our ice bowl gear and trudged in. Line outside took a long time to clear because when people bundle up, the security people take a lot longer patting everybody down. Got down into the seats when Oakland was on their first drive.

9. Typical Arrowhead cold weather game. On TV you can’t really tell how cold it is. The winds were steady at about 25 mph gusting to 40 mph at times. Wind was swirling inside Arrowhead. Must have been a nightmare for the kickers and punt returners. Buttkicker had an advantage since it was his home field and has been through it before. Luckily I sit as low as you can sit and there’s occasional burps of warmth that belch out of the tunnel when they open the doors long enough right below my seats. I really feel for the people who sat up in the top 300 section. They earn their stripes. The crowd was plenty loud. For those of you who were grousing about the crowd. it’s hard to generate 142 db when you’re bundled up in scarfs and gloves and six layers. Crowd managed to cause at least two Faiders false starts, which was pretty great.

8. My first general impression thinking about the game on the way home was, this game was the total Ying to the Tits Game Yang. The Tits game was a total and complete team loss. Today was a total and complete team win. All three phases played very well. For the first time in as long as I can remember, Chiefs had ZERO accepted penalties by the Faiders. Thompson got called for a hold, but it was offset by a Raider defensive holding penalty. The Faiders were the Faiders, as they had 12 well earned penalties, including a couple stupid personal fouls that sustained KC drives. They are a culture of disfunction and totally lack discipline, and they were their own worst enemy. Loved every minute of it, especially the New York NFL Office call on the Mullins’ DPI on the Robinson pass in the end zone. Mullins picked the pass after committing the foul, and although he was down by 24 points, started mugging and posturing in front of the Arrowhead End Zone Crowd. That pass got knocked down by the wind. And many of PMII’s passes were fluttering due to the heavy swirling wind. On a calmer, warmer day Patrick probably throws for around 250 yards.

7. Statistics can be so misleading. If I told you Carr threw five more completions than PMII, had the same number of passing TDs, threw for about 50 more yards; was only sacked one more time than Pat, and that the Chiefs D gave up another 100 yard rushing day, you would think this game was probably an Oakland win or at least a nail biter. Not so. Difference was the two Carr picks; including a pick six to Thornhill -which was the game dagger- and twelve Faiders penalties for 99 yards to KC’s ZERO. Four of those Oakland penalties awarded KC a first down. Raiders averaged almost six yards per offensive play, yet were only 3 for 9 on third down. Most of Carr’s passing yards came in garbage time in the last three minutes of the game.

6. Pat had 175 yards passing and a QBR of 79. He was only sacked once, and the one pick he threw was wiped off the board by the review boys in New York (they must have had money on us today). Pat threw for a TD and scrambled for another, where he ran to the pylon untouched. During the fourth quarter, Pat went over and spent some time with his offensive skill guys, talking about game stuff and smiling and having fun. That was good to see. Nice to have our entire O-Line back. Fisher totally crushed the left side of the Faiders front line on McCoy’s TD. Sloopy could have moon walked into the end zone. Just glad he didn’t lose the football on the way to pay dirt. This was the most complete offensive game in many weeks. Hill played well, Kelce has several nice catches, Robinson had a TD catch called back on a Termite hold. Speaking of The Termite, he did a great job on the fourth quarter drive. Chiefs chewed up about nine minutes in the fourth quarter; went 75 yards mostly running and Termite got his first NFL TD. The Faiders looked whipped during that drive. TOP was not that far apart, Oakland had the ball for about four more minutes. But they couldn’t get off the field in the fourth quarter and our running game just wore their ass out. They looked like all they wanted was to get the Hell into the locker room then out to KCI to catch that charter back to Oakland.

5. I was watching Frank Clark closely today, since there seems to be a great discussion here on the CP as to whether or not he sucks. He is generally not good at stopping the run. In the first half, Oakland ran at him over and over and over again. If he guesses right, he can make the occasional tackle for a loss. Today he had one solo tackle -for a loss- and no sacks. He came off the field with about six minutes left in the third quarter. One of the docs put his hand up under his shoulder pad and felt around. Clark winced and they sent him over to the blue tent. So don’t know how bad he is hurt or if it will affect whether he plays against the Pats next Sunday. Darrell Williams had a non-contact hamstring injury. He limped very gingerly down the steps to the locker room. I’d say he’s at least a two or three week injury if not more. Hope the other Williams can be ready to play Sunday in New England; otherwise it’ll be the Sloopy, Termite and Sausage Show.

4. Buttkicker nailed a 50 yard field goal into the teeth of that Northwest wind. Very important kick in the course of the game. The Faiders kicker Carlson puked up a major duck in the second quarter that landed about a full section to the left of the goalposts. He got a 30 yard gimme in the fourth quarter to avoid a shutout, and had the garbage time PAT blocked at the end of the game for a safety. Faiders also muffed a punt in the first half, but the Faid D was able to stop the Chiefs on a 4th and 1 to avoid giving up points. No matter. If you lose the special teams matchup on a road game, you’re probably not going to fare well.

3. I can’t wait to see the shots of Chuckie on the sidelines. I’ll bet he’s still grimacing in the air back to California tonight. When you shut out an NFL team for three quarters, that’s a good night, no matter who you’re playing. Spags needs to figure out how NOT to give up 100 yards to feature backs and how to cover backs and tight ends on three step drop passes. Thornhill’s pick was beautiful and was what I’ve been waiting for on those quick hitter passes all year. Sorenson got burned several times trying to cover tight ends. I’m very worried about Tommy Boy picking us apart with Edelman and Ben Watson, and Sony Michele running and receiving for well over a Ben Franklin. I’m not worried about Tommy throwing the long ball. He doesn’t have the arm strength to throw much farther than 25 yards or so accurately, and when he runs, it looks like he’s got lead weights in his shoes. Spags had the Pats number when he was with the Giants, so we’ll see what he dials up next week.

2. We’ve beaten the Faiders the last seven times we played them; swept them again this season, and Carr is lifetime 0-6 at Arrowhead. We have still not lost in the AFC West this year. Chiefs are 24-3 during the Mahomes era when we get a defensive TD. God, if we JUST could’ve won that Tits game, man…

1. So it’s 8-4 down the stretch run. If we lose at New England we’ll probably end up 11-5 and get one home playoff game for winning the AFC West. If we can manage to win next week, we could get a first round bye. Looking very much forward to next week’s game. It’ll be very special for Mrs. B and me. I’ll tell you why next week. Suffice to say, the Ten Things may be a bit late in posting. Please be patient. I’ll be processing a lot!
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rabblerouser 08:48 AM 12-02-2019
Originally Posted by oldman:
I agree. The only play I had a major problem with was the 4th and 1 in the 1st quarter. I would have rather seen a 2 TE set with the Sausage and ram it up the middle. That would have been a statement. That said, the deep ball just wasn't there due to the wind. Even 15 yarders were an adventure. You take what you can and win, end of discussion.

Speaking of the Sausage, how about his catch for a 1st down. He ain't pretty, but he's worth every penny we pay him.
Need to see him on the field more. Less 1 back, more 2 back sets. 21 and 22 personnel. 2 back/2 TE and pass off of playaction, like that catch you referenced. Put him at Hback and run Shady and Termite out of 2 back sets, as well. I FORMATION. He's too talented and adds a physicality to our offense to be sitting on the sidelines so much.
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KC Tattoo 08:53 AM 12-02-2019
Originally Posted by rabblerouser:
Need to see him on the field more. Less 1 back, more 2 back sets. 21 and 22 personnel. 2 back/2 TE and pass off of playaction, like that catch you referenced. Put him at Hback and run Shady and Termite out of 2 back sets, as well. I FORMATION. He's too talented and adds a physicality to our offense to be sitting on the sidelines so much.
Especially now it's cold December we need to blow away the defense with a Sherman tank.
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rabblerouser 08:58 AM 12-02-2019
Originally Posted by KC Tattoo:
Especially now it's cold December we need to blow away the defense with a Sherman tank.
Yes.

Plus he has fresh legs.
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Oxford 09:02 AM 12-02-2019
Originally Posted by rabblerouser:
Need to see him on the field more. Less 1 back, more 2 back sets. 21 and 22 personnel. 2 back/2 TE and pass off of playaction, like that catch you referenced. Put him at Hback and run Shady and Termite out of 2 back sets, as well. I FORMATION. He's too talented and adds a physicality to our offense to be sitting on the sidelines so much.
Wham blocks and the Wing-T, my kind of football!
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rabblerouser 09:08 AM 12-02-2019
Originally Posted by Oxford:
Wham blocks and the Wing-T, my kind of football!
That's where the NFL is headed back. It all goes in cycles, and NFL defenses are geared to stop the fast break, RPO spread style and can't stop the run. Look at what Baltimore and SF are doing. Baltimore is literally running a wishbone offsense at times. The Redskins beat Carolina yesterday with like 250 yards rushing.


The running game is BACK!
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InChiefsHell 09:22 AM 12-02-2019
These write ups need to be archived in some way for posterity. Seriously.

Great write up. It was odd being a tad disappointed when we were up by 24 to 0. I guess I just wanted more offensive explosion, but as has been said, given the conditions etc, this was a perfect game.
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Marcellus 09:37 AM 12-02-2019
Great write up George!
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gblowfish 10:58 AM 12-02-2019
Raiders side of the story in the SF Chronic:
https://www.sfchronicle.com/raiders/...d-14874273.php
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oldman 11:47 AM 12-02-2019
Originally Posted by rabblerouser:
Need to see him on the field more. Less 1 back, more 2 back sets. 21 and 22 personnel. 2 back/2 TE and pass off of playaction, like that catch you referenced. Put him at Hback and run Shady and Termite out of 2 back sets, as well. I FORMATION. He's too talented and adds a physicality to our offense to be sitting on the sidelines so much.
Agreed, that's exactly what a FB is for. Yeah, yeah, deep ball ESPN highlights, but winning sure beats some talking head drooling over a throw/catch when your team loses 31-24.
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Clyde Frog 11:54 AM 12-02-2019
Spoiler!


Thanks, GB. These must feel so good to write...the antithesis of having to force yourself to be creative after a loss like TEN. Hopefully you get to write a feel good one after the guys stomp a mud hole the cheaters next weekend.
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scho63 12:08 PM 12-02-2019
After just under 3 years in Scottsdale AZ, the thought of sitting in Arrowhead in Dec or Jan is nearly nil. I feel your pain GB.

Nice write-up and I see a couple of things you wrote that stick out to me:

1. The statistics
2. Frank Clark
3. Beating the Raiders 7 straight times and owning our division like they are all little bitches.
4. Buttkicker/ST

-We did 50% of the effort to win and the Raiders did the other 50% with their turnovers and penalties, so Raideresque
-Stats would say it was a back and forth game yet it never was
-The amount of pain we have inflicted on our division is even better than the pain the Pats have inflicted on their shitty division.
-Frank Clark is so overpaid this far on what he delivered it's a shame. I hope he can either have surgery at season's end to fix his issues or get back to why we signed him for so much.
-ST played well and to have ZERO penalties almost felt rigged for us.

Overall hard to disagree or add much. It was the most boring 31 point victory against the Faiders I can remember. The best parts to me were Juan Thornhills pick six, Kelce's nice 42 yards perfect pass from Mahomes, Mahomes running it in and the midget scoring late in the game.

Then just as I was ready to shut off the TV and sleep before my overnight shift, we block a PAT and return it for 2 points. That was just so damn funny! Made my day.

We need to be healthy, have a great game plan and be ready to beat the Patriots with everything we got. It's gonna be tough.

I would hate like hell for the Patriots to start falling out of contention and instead of us taking their place, it's the Ravens.

We better get better against the run.

Thanks GB and hope you feel better today. :-)
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RedRaider56 12:11 PM 12-02-2019
Nice write-up George!
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suzzer99 12:29 PM 12-02-2019
Great sideline reporting and write up George. Meesh Meesh must have been worried you'd sleep in and miss the game. He knew it was Raider week.
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Graystoke 01:18 PM 12-02-2019
Great job George!
Thanks
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gblowfish 01:31 PM 12-02-2019
Originally Posted by suzzer99:
Great sideline reporting and write up George. Meesh Meesh must have been worried you'd sleep in and miss the game. He knew it was Raider week.
Here's some pictures I took at the game. The Super Bowl IV trophy is in a glass case right where I go down in Sec 119 to my seats. I try to visit it for good luck before each game. He wants a baby brother.

For those of you watching on TV: Here's what the sideline TV guy's rig looks like. He sits up about 15 feet in the air. This guy had a picture taped on the back of his chair. Looks like he's missing his wife and kid.

Finally, took a pic of Meesh Meesh when I got home after the game. He's a good boy. He's my football buddy.
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