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KC Chiefs Have Played One Good Quarter of Football

Sep 18, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid shouts from the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. The Texans won 19-12. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid shouts from the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. The Texans won 19-12. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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The KC Chiefs lost on Sunday to the Houston Texans, but they had plenty of opportunities to make something happen. They just couldn’t capitalize though.

Sunday’s loss to the Texans was just a gross game for the Kansas City Chiefs. A lot of the loss falls sole on the shoulders of Alex Smith and the inability to get anything done on offense, but his line wasn’t really doing him any favors either.

Time and time again, the Chiefs had chances to try and shift the momentum in the game, but any time they got something going, they’d fail to execute. The Chiefs had three lost fumbles and had even one of those not occurred, Kansas City could be 2-0 right now.

The defense wasn’t great, but they kept the Chiefs in this game. I honestly thought this game would be a shootout, but thankfully it wasn’t because Kansas City wouldn’t have been able to keep up if so.

In all honesty, the KC Chiefs have played one good quarter of football so far out of eight total quarters. That quarter came last week against the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter of the game (I’m not counting overtime).

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All other seven quarters have been downright awful for the Kansas City Chiefs. So, what gives?

In the first half last week against the Chargers, the Chiefs were terrible. They picked it up in the second half, but really showed up in a big way in that final quarter. I was hoping to see that team show up for this game in Houston, but sigh… We got the first half Chiefs.

The KC offense generated under 300 total yards and just looked bad. It was embarrassing.

The Texans are a playoff caliber team, but the fact that Kansas City couldn’t capitalize on the two turnovers that Marcus Peters generated is concerning. They’ll face the Jets next weekend and they have an even scarier offense and a good defense as well.

Thankfully Cairo Santos had practiced this week because he was responsible for all 12 points that the Kansas City Chiefs could muster up.

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The promising news, however, is that even with the offensive slump on Sunday, the Chiefs only lost by seven points against a playoff contender. This will hopefully prove that they’re contenders as well down the stretch because fans are really getting sick of mediocre football in Kansas City.

What do you make of this Chiefs team?