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BossChief
01-03-2011, 08:14 PM
Most feared? Playoff field includes number of dangerous teams (http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/story/09000d5d81d6b511/article/most-feared-playoff-field-includes-number-of-dangerous-teams?module=HP_spotlight)

Vic Carucci: Chiefs

The Chiefs have tremendous potential to keep their feel-good story alive for a few more weeks. Although they've been far stronger at home, they're built well enough to succeed in the postseason. With the NFL's best rushing attack, the Chiefs can utilize a ball-control attack anywhere to help minimize the most explosive opposing offenses and allow their own offense to be effective in the worst conditions Mother Nature can deliver. Matt Cassel is peaking at the perfect time under the guidance of Charlie Weis, who has plenty of experience calling plays in the postseason. Romeo Crennel, also no stranger to this time of year, has put together a playoff-caliber defense. And Todd Haley is smart enough to let his coordinators coach.

LiveSteam
01-03-2011, 08:31 PM
I dont know about all that.
Did you see Ty-rod Taylor make that one in a million play? :evil:

WebGem
01-03-2011, 08:33 PM
The Chiefs coming to town really isn't that dangerous. Assume we win, and the Colts beat NYJ...we get to go to Foxboro. Now that sounds like something that's dangerous. Not saying we aren't capable of winning though, just saying in no way are we even close to the most dangerous team unless you're talking most dangerous team to make a big upset.

DaKCMan AP
01-03-2011, 08:42 PM
Our defense is (generally) good and we have the best running game in the playoffs. That gives us a chance in any game and in any weather.

JASONSAUTO
01-03-2011, 09:12 PM
Our defense is (generally) good and we have the best running game in the playoffs. That gives us a chance in any game and in any weather.
Good quick summary of the article
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C-Mac
01-03-2011, 09:14 PM
Our defense is (generally) good and we have the best running game in the playoffs. That gives us a chance in any game and in any weather.

Second that.

2008 Cardinals were at about the same odds, they had two big blow out beatings right before the playoffs and no running game.

Molitoth
01-03-2011, 09:14 PM
Did this guy watch the Raiders game?

LiveSteam
01-03-2011, 09:24 PM
Did this guy watch the Raiders game?

Nope

jjchieffan
01-03-2011, 09:48 PM
The Chiefs coming to town really isn't that dangerous. Assume we win, and the Colts beat NYJ...we get to go to Foxboro. Now that sounds like something that's dangerous. Not saying we aren't capable of winning though, just saying in no way are we even close to the most dangerous team unless you're talking most dangerous team to make a big upset.

Actually, I am hoping to see the Jets beat the Colts. Then we go to Pittsburgh, Not Foxboro.

BossChief
01-03-2011, 10:56 PM
Actually, I am hoping to see the Jets beat the Colts. Then we go to Pittsburgh, Not Foxboro.

..and if we beat Pittsburgh and the Jets beat NE in that round, we would then host the AFC Championship game right?

DeezNutz
01-03-2011, 11:00 PM
We're going to see a lot of Charles on Sunday, and this gives me a lot of hope.

KCrockaholic
01-03-2011, 11:04 PM
..and if we beat Pittsburgh and the Jets beat NE in that round, we would then host the AFC Championship game right?

Correct.

Chiefs Rool
01-03-2011, 11:06 PM
We're going to see a lot of Charles on Sunday, and this gives me a lot of hope.

we better

T-post Tom
01-03-2011, 11:09 PM
..and if we beat Pittsburgh and the Jets beat NE in that round, we would then host the AFC Championship game right?

You are correct sir. Hard to imagine the Jets beating the Colts and the Pats, but it'd be more than nice to host the AFC Championship.

As for playing Pitt or NE, I can't help but wonder if having Pioli, Weiss & Crennel might not make us better suited to play the Pats (vs PITT). Now that sounds even stranger than the Chiefs hosting the AFC Championship game. :)

DeezNutz
01-03-2011, 11:09 PM
we better

There should be no more 2.0 Jones to start the game. He's been a gamer, saving wear and tear on Charles, but he's looked very old the past 5 weeks or so.

All Charles, all the time on Sunday.

CaliforniaChief
01-03-2011, 11:13 PM
There should be no more 2.0 Jones to start the game. He's been a gamer, saving wear and tear on Charles, but he's looked very old the past 5 weeks or so.

All Charles, all the time on Sunday.

And I would say that when he does need a breather, Jackie Battle might not be a bad option, either.

tk13
01-03-2011, 11:15 PM
We're going to see a lot of Charles on Sunday, and this gives me a lot of hope.

I agree. I hope that's an underrated aspect to this game... I think this is the game we unleash Charles. People don't realize if you look back at probably our two biggest games (Indy/@SD)... those were the two games we started Jones, gave him a carry or two... but didn't hesitate to bring in Charles right away and start pounding away. Only problem is that didn't really work, but hopefully it does Sunday.

T-post Tom
01-03-2011, 11:16 PM
And I would say that when he does need a breather, Jackie Battle might not be a bad option, either.


There should be no more 2.0 Jones to start the game. He's been a gamer, saving wear and tear on Charles, but he's looked very old the past 5 weeks or so.

All Charles, all the time on Sunday.

Yes and Yes.

BossChief
01-03-2011, 11:31 PM
There should be no more 2.0 Jones to start the game. He's been a gamer, saving wear and tear on Charles, but he's looked very old the past 5 weeks or so.

All Charles, all the time on Sunday.

I would LOVE to see them come out with both JC and DMC in the same backfield and move them both around to gain matchups. We havent seen this a whole lot and it would surely catch them off guard and force them to play on their heels a bit and let us dictate the tempo of the game early on.

I think both can hurt Baltimore on the ground as well and we may as well deactivate Jones for this game, what he brings to the table doesn't benefit us against this specific defense.

DeezNutz
01-03-2011, 11:31 PM
I agree. I hope that's an underrated aspect to this game... I think this is the game we unleash Charles. People don't realize if you look back at probably our two biggest games (Indy/@SD)... those were the two games we started Jones, gave him a carry or two... but didn't hesitate to bring in Charles right away and start pounding away. Only problem is that didn't really work, but hopefully it does Sunday.

Honestly, if Jones starts this game, I'll need to try not to freak out. I respect what Jones has done for this team this year, but he's looked like a 30-something-year-old RB the last several weeks.

We have to do everything possible to win, and that means highlighting (and starting) the best offensive player on the team.

BossChief
01-03-2011, 11:34 PM
If we come out and feature the same old tired running plays to start this game, that defense is gonna feast on them.

We have to show them something they havent seen before.

DeezNutz
01-03-2011, 11:35 PM
I would LOVE to see them come out with both JC and DMC in the same backfield and move them both around to gain matchups. We havent seen this a whole lot and it would surely catch them off guard and force them to play on their heels a bit and let us dictate the tempo of the game early on.

I think both can hurt Baltimore on the ground as well and we may as well deactivate Jones for this game, what he brings to the table doesn't benefit us against this specific defense.

Perhaps. But I want to see a lot of Charles, Bowe, and Brokaki. Actually, I think the n00b might be a real difference maker on Sunday.

And we need Cassel's best, obviously. The line was terrible last Sunday, but Cassel wasn't good, either. He needs to rebound and play with a lot of confidence, even if he gets pressured early.

T-post Tom
01-03-2011, 11:39 PM
Honestly, if Jones starts this game, I'll need to try not to freak out. I respect what Jones has done for this team this year, but he's looked like a 30-something-year-old RB the last several weeks.

We have to do everything possible to win, and that means highlighting (and starting) the best offensive player on the team.

The Ravens are getting a little long in the tooth on defense. I think using our speed is a good strategy. Charles for sure. I'd also like to see McCluster get more carries than he's seen lately. He could really gash the Ravens if we can get him in open space. (It's pretty obvious that he's not the best of targets for Cassel beyond swing passes or screens.)

tk13
01-03-2011, 11:41 PM
I still don't care if Jones "starts." I think the whole starter thing is overrated for RB's. Part of that is because if we are effective, we should be running the ball 40 times a game. Or more. We just have to get Charles involved very early... not in the 2nd quarter. I think there are times where Charles has been even more effective because the defense isn't ready for his speed.

T-post Tom
01-03-2011, 11:42 PM
If we come out and feature the same old tired running plays to start this game, that defense is gonna feast on them.

We have to show them something they havent seen before.

I think that this is going to happen. It seemed to me that the Chiefs ran some crap plays and formations just to give the Ravens extra things to prepare for. I suspect Weiss is going to include some new wrinkles that the Ravens haven't seen on film. Let's all pray that he finds his muse.

keg in kc
01-03-2011, 11:42 PM
I'd like to see us throwing the ball on Sunday. They'll prepare for it (meaning Baltimore) but I don't think they'll expect it. Script the first 15 with a focus on passing the ball, get them off balance with the initial drive. Use the pass to open up the run.

As far as Charles and Jones go, get Charles some touches early, but keep rotating Jones in. Basically reverse their roles from during the season. They don't have the speed in the back 7 to keep up with Charles, so he could have a big day.

And I don't know about "most feared" but they were 7-1 at home. Everybody remembers the last game, and I get that.

Now's the time to give them a new last game to remember.

KChiefs1
01-03-2011, 11:43 PM
Jets will beat the Colts therefore if the Chiefs beat Baltimore...Pittsburgh here we come!

For the Chiefs to make it to the Super Bowl they would have to run this gauntlet:

Baltimore in Arrowhead
at Pittsburgh
at New England

They will have "EARNED" their way if that happens.

T-post Tom
01-03-2011, 11:49 PM
Jets will beat the Colts therefore if the Chiefs beat Baltimore...Pittsburgh here we come!

For the Chiefs to make it to the Super Bowl they would have to run this gauntlet:

Baltimore in Arrowhead
at Pittsburgh
at New England

They will have "EARNED" their way if that happens.

Well if you believe in certain conspiracies: the NFL, CBS, and the majority of the media would LOVE to see 2 big markets from the Northeast play each other. Now if the Chiefs and Jets win two in a row...well then... :hump:

BossChief
01-03-2011, 11:49 PM
Perhaps. But I want to see a lot of Charles, Bowe, and Brokaki. Actually, I think the n00b might be a real difference maker on Sunday.

And we need Cassel's best, obviously. The line was terrible last Sunday, but Cassel wasn't good, either. He needs to rebound and play with a lot of confidence, even if he gets pressured early.

I was gonna add TonyMO to my post, but I was like "ahhh **** it"

If Moeaki can demand them to use Reed to cover him, that can be HUGE. We need to find a way to keep them honest and control the early tempo to let Cassel and others get a chance to settle down and play our game.

In reality though, I can see them using him as another linemen to help Barry Richardsons bitch ass from not getting totally owned.

KChiefs1
01-03-2011, 11:57 PM
Well if you believe in certain conspiracies: the NFL, CBS, and the majority of the media would LOVE to see 2 big markets from the Northeast play each other. Now if the Chiefs and Jets win two in a row...well then... :hump:

Actually, I could see the Jets going into New England & winning for a little revenge.

Maybe we will get the Jets in Arrowhead! :thumb:

cosmo20002
01-03-2011, 11:58 PM
Most feared? Playoff field includes number of dangerous teams (http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/story/09000d5d81d6b511/article/most-feared-playoff-field-includes-number-of-dangerous-teams?module=HP_spotlight)

Vic Carucci: Chiefs

The Chiefs have tremendous potential to keep their feel-good story alive for a few more weeks. Although they've been far stronger at home, they're built well enough to succeed in the postseason. With the NFL's best rushing attack, the Chiefs can utilize a ball-control attack anywhere to help minimize the most explosive opposing offenses and allow their own offense to be effective in the worst conditions Mother Nature can deliver. Matt Cassel is peaking at the perfect time under the guidance of Charlie Weis, who has plenty of experience calling plays in the postseason. Romeo Crennel, also no stranger to this time of year, has put together a playoff-caliber defense. And Todd Haley is smart enough to let his coordinators coach.

Cassel is peaking? Was this written prior to noon on Sunday?

The whole premise that the Chiefs are the "most feared" team is ridiculous. Chiefs are a good team that could beat anyone if everything is clicking, but that goes for a lot of teams. But who is the team that anyone would want to avoid playing--that is obviously the Pats.

T-post Tom
01-04-2011, 12:17 AM
Actually, I could see the Jets going into New England & winning for a little revenge.

Maybe we will get the Jets in Arrowhead! :thumb:

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BossChief
01-04-2011, 12:23 AM
that "chick" in the top row third from the left has what appears to be an Adams apple....

tk13
01-04-2011, 12:23 AM
I think it's amazing how little anyone is talking about Pittsburgh. I know how great New England is playing but I think Pittsburgh has the chance to bust somebody up. We really haven't had a Roethlisberger/Manning or Roethlisberger/Brady playoff matchup since Ben's really entered "elite QB" status.

T-post Tom
01-04-2011, 12:29 AM
that "chick" in the top row third from the left has what appears to be an Adams apple....

That or one of her boobs got dislocated. :eek:

jsmax
01-04-2011, 08:38 AM
I would like to see Jones line up at FB with Charles at HB.

Bob Dole
01-04-2011, 08:41 AM
PH33R US!!

Mile High Mania
01-04-2011, 08:54 AM
I don't know about all that...

KC has a great running game, nice passing game and solid defense... but the Ravens still match up well defensively vs those strengths.

#1 Rushing offense vs #5 Rushing defense
#30 Passing offense vs #21 Passing defense
#12 Overall offense vs #10 Overall defense

If Baltimore is successful with limiting the runners early, it could get ugly - that's the key when playing the Chiefs.

It will need to be a huge day for KC's defense against a Baltimore team that has played poorly/inconsistently considering the talent they have on offense.

DaKCMan AP
01-04-2011, 09:02 AM
I don't know about all that...

KC has a great running game, nice passing game and solid defense... but the Ravens still match up well defensively vs those strengths.

#1 Rushing offense vs #5 Rushing defense
#30 Passing offense vs #21 Passing defense
#12 Overall offense vs #10 Overall defense

If Baltimore is successful with limiting the runners early, it could get ugly - that's the key when playing the Chiefs.

It will need to be a huge day for KC's defense against a Baltimore team that has played poorly/inconsistently considering the talent they have on offense.


Similar comparisons are well-suited for the KC D.

#14 Rushing offense vs #14 Rushing defense
#20 Passing offense vs #17 Passing defense
#22 Overall offense vs #14 Overall defense

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-04-2011, 09:05 AM
Most feared? Playoff field includes number of dangerous teams (http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/story/09000d5d81d6b511/article/most-feared-playoff-field-includes-number-of-dangerous-teams?module=HP_spotlight)

Vic Carucci: Chiefs

The Chiefs have tremendous potential to keep their feel-good story alive for a few more weeks. Although they've been far stronger at home, they're built well enough to succeed in the postseason. With the NFL's best rushing attack, the Chiefs can utilize a ball-control attack anywhere to help minimize the most explosive opposing offenses and allow their own offense to be effective in the worst conditions Mother Nature can deliver. Matt Cassel is peaking at the perfect time under the guidance of Charlie Weis, who has plenty of experience calling plays in the postseason. Romeo Crennel, also no stranger to this time of year, has put together a playoff-caliber defense. And Todd Haley is smart enough to let his coordinators coach.

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'Hamas' Jenkins
01-04-2011, 09:08 AM
We need to throw the ball to beat Baltimore. Their pass D is lackluster. That means Bowe and Brokaki out the ass, and working Charles in the screen game to take the mustard out of their blitzes.

ReynardMuldrake
01-04-2011, 09:19 AM
Baltimore's D is old and can be beaten. If we can get a couple of long drives going early, we have a good chance of wearing them out. If we can keep them on the field & get them tired, we stand a very good chance of winning this game.

I am very interested to see what Haley has in store for this game. I would not be surprised to see him draft up some new plays custom tailored for the Ravens.