Kansas City Chiefs: Awful or Cursed?

Brandon Alisoglu@@BrandonAlisogluCorrespondent INovember 1, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 1: Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the huddle during the game against the San Diego Chargers on November 1, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs are clueless as an organization. From the front office to the coaching staff to the quarterback, they're bad.

The Chiefs have only won one game as of the beginning of the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers. They were handed two turnovers and are still -21 for the season. 

That's ridiculous. Even Michael Vick doesn't understand how that is possible. 

But apparently it is. That ratio is so terrible that the Thursday night referees felt sorry for the Chiefs and just gave them a non-fumble to boost their confidence. 

Considering the holiday of curses, hauntings and possessions has just passed, it's brought up an interesting theory: are the Chiefs cursed?

The most recognizable reason should be apparent.

In three out of every five horror movies, the cursed party has constructed some sort of structure or made an inappropriate gesture on an Indian burial ground.

Perhaps they should excavate Arrowhead Stadium to ensure that they haven't become an offending party. If Poltergeist taught me anything, such an action is a huge problem.

But I don't think a curse is the cause of what ails Kansas City.

Incompetence is the more likely culprit.

Scott Pioli was brought over to fix the problems that plagued the Chiefs. Fans were suckered into his "progress" because his hand-picked squad brought home an AFC West title.

Apparently, everyone forgot that the AFC West hasn't been good since the mid-2000s.

All the poor decisions (and yes, the injuries—hence the curse talk), like bringing in an injury-prone banger like Peyton Hillis, led to an offense that scored one offensive touchdown in October.

The Detroit Lions scored two touchdowns in 18 seconds against the Tennessee Titans

So yes, this team is cursed, with scouting ineptitude and terrible play. But it's a wound that's been self-inflicted.