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Warrior5
10-03-2006, 06:37 AM
The Chiefs should win this game, but historically haven’t played well in AZ. The Chiefs utterly pwned SF, but shouldn’t look past the Cards to the impending tough trip to Pittsburgh. Some stats for your perusal…

KC Score O – 19 ppg (16) vs AZ Score D – 24 ppg (25)…wash due to AZ homefield
KC Rush O – 128 ypg (8) vs AZ Rush D – 145 ypg (27)... KC adv
KC Pass O – 172 ypg (29) vs AZ Pass D – 231 ypg (25)... AZ adv

AZ Score O – 17 ppg (23) vs KC Score D – 11 ppg (6)... KC adv
AZ Rush O – 70 ypg (31) vs KC Rush D – 118 ypg (20)... KC adv
AZ Pass O – 219 ypg (12) vs KC Pass D – 122 ypg (2)… KC adv

Turnovers:
AZ – 6 INTs & 5 fumbles in 4 games
KC – 1 INT & 4 fumbles in 3 games
KC adv

Homefield Advantage: CARDS

AZ Strengths (against 49ers, Seahawks, Eagles, & Falcons):
QB Leinart (1st start) – no stats
RB James – 272 yds, 3.1 ypc, 2 TDs
WR Fitzgerald – 316 yds, 1 TD
WR Boldin – 295 yds, 1 TD
WR Johnson – 145 yds, 1 TD
Okeafor a significant presence on the D-line

Cards last game: Falcons dominated Cards on both sides of the ball; Cards managed 10 points.

KC Strengths (against Bengals, Donks, & 49ers):
QB Huard – 481 yds, 71% comp., 3 TDs, O INTs
RB Johnson – 295 yds, 4.0 ypc, 2 TDs
DEs Allen & Hali, secondary and LBs

Chiefs last game: utter spank-fest against the hapless Niners.

Key AZ injuries: ?

Key KC injuries (besides Green): LT Turley (back) – Q.

CupidStunt
10-03-2006, 06:52 AM
KC Score O – 19 ppg (16) vs AZ Score D – 24 ppg (25)…wash due to AZ homefield


Disagree. Advantage Chiefs.

We should score early and often against that defense.

Braincase
10-03-2006, 07:02 AM
Disagree. Advantage Chiefs.

We should score early and often against that defense.

One would usually allow for a touchdown advantage due to home field. I agree with Warrior5's asessment.

We should win, but when trying to breakdown the tanglibles, it is wise to avoid terms like coulda, woulda and shoulda.

siberian khatru
10-03-2006, 07:05 AM
We need to dust off the Steve Bono bootleg play.

Hog Farmer
10-03-2006, 07:29 AM
Arizona Ranks 24th in offense
28th in defense

Kc Ranks 3rd in defense
20th in offense

Lzen
10-03-2006, 08:13 AM
One would usually allow for a touchdown advantage due to home field. I agree with Warrior5's asessment.

We should win, but when trying to breakdown the tanglibles, it is wise to avoid terms like coulda, woulda and shoulda.

Vegas gives like 3 points for the home team. In the case of the Chiefs, it might be more like 7, but I doubt that works for the Cards.

DenverDanChiefsFan
10-03-2006, 08:19 AM
Oct. 8Kansas CityCaesersMGMStations1:05 p.m. at ArizonaFavoriteKCKCKCPoint spread-3-3-3Total40o/u40o/u40o/uTotal money line-110-110-110


Vegas isn't even giving the Cards the homefield advantage

jspchief
10-03-2006, 08:23 AM
Oct. 8Kansas CityCaesersMGMStations1:05 p.m. at ArizonaFavoriteKCKCKCPoint spread-3-3-3Total40o/u40o/u40o/uTotal money line-110-110-110


Vegas isn't even giving the Cards the homefield advantagepffft That whole "3 point homefield advantage" thing is kind of a crock anyway. Going by that rule, the Chiefs are 6 points better on a neutral site, 3 points better in Arizona, 9 points better in KC.

No way that line comes out at -9 if it's at Arrowhead.

Rain Man
10-03-2006, 08:31 AM
The thing I like is that our defense matches up well against their offense. Their strength is in their wide receivers where we have (now) several strong cornerbacks. But to have time to throw, they need their tackles to hold off our defensive ends, which matches our strength against a weakness of theirs.

Rooster
10-03-2006, 08:47 AM
We need to dust off the Steve Bono bootleg play.

Amen to that. Huard is wicked fast compared to Bono. :D

Warrior5
10-03-2006, 08:51 AM
The thing I like is that our defense matches up well against their offense. Their strength is in their wide receivers where we have (now) several strong cornerbacks. But to have time to throw, they need their tackles to hold off our defensive ends, which matches our strength against a weakness of theirs.

Exactly. I think Denny Green will initially keep Leinart leashed a little bit, given the team's propensity for turnovers. Leinart's strength is his arm, and the Cards do have good receivers, but I like this match up against our Pass D. Our F4 must crush Leinart.

Another reason I chose KC Scoring O (16th) vs AZ Scoring D (25th) as a wash is the enclosed stadium; noise might affect Huard and the O-line. Hope the Chiefs have a big following in AZ (ala @ Miami last year).

SCTrojan
10-03-2006, 08:53 AM
I like our chances against a fairly bad offensive line and a QB making his first start.

As said previously, I think Law/Surtain against Boldin/Fitzgerald, if it comes down to that, is at least a push for us.

I'm obviously a Leinart fan, but I am putting aside that loyalty for this game.

jspchief
10-03-2006, 08:56 AM
I think we can take the WRs out of the equation (if their gameplan for breaking Leinart in doesn't already do that).


I'm not particularly scared of being beaten by Edge, so I hope we put a lot of our resources into camping out in Leinhart's face. Don't give him to time to look for WRs.

Warrior5
10-03-2006, 08:57 AM
I'm not particularly scared of being beaten by Edge, so I hope we put a lot of our resources into camping out in Leinhart's face. Don't give him to time to look for WRs.

Yep. Hope Tamba's Mama is going to this game too.

Easy 6
10-03-2006, 09:24 AM
As long as we dont go down there with big heads, i dont see how we lose this. Stay angry, dont get cocky & keep Bold and Fitz in front of us.

TinyEvel
10-03-2006, 09:51 AM
agreed on most of the above.
If I'm AZs coach, I'd be practicing run stunts (endarounds, reverses, bootlegs) and slants.
IIR, that's added up to the most yds gained/first downs against us