Hey, remember this:
Matt Cassel is 19-30 in his 49 career games with the Chiefs.
He is 15-9 in games where we ran the ball more than we threw it.
He is 1-1 in games where rushes and passes were equal. Rivers gifted us one win with a fumbled snap. We lost one other game where Ryan made Cassel cry.
However, in an NFL that is classified as a pass first league, he is 3-20 when we put the ball in the air more than we run it.
These games are - 2009 Steelers, 2009 Raiders, 2011 Vikings. The Chiefs have averaged 19.3 points in these wins. Gus threw 3 TD total.
Do you want to know what Alex Smith has done in the same circumstances?
He's 28-5-1 in games where there were more rushes than passes
He's 1-1 in games with the same number of rushes and passes
He's 11-35 when he's asked to throw more than the RBs run
And that is on a vastly more talented team, only one of those 5 losses with more runs has come since December 2006.