Kansas City-Washington Preview

Steve SwearenginContributor IOctober 17, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 14:  Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts to video replay of a Tony Gonzalez touchdown against the San Diego Chargers of during the first quarter on December 14, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

For the first time in the history of the NFL, one team will be playing against six straight winless teams. Basically, every team that Washington has faced so far has been pretty ugly, with the exception of the Giants, who they played in week one. 

This week will be no exception. The Chiefs take their 0-5 butts into D.C. to try to pull off another upset. This may be the fashionable upset pick this week as it was last week against Dallas, but this Chiefs' fan thinks otherwise. 

Jim Zorn has taken his place on the "hot" seat over the past few weeks, and expectantly so. Washington has already lost to Carolina and Detroit, with their only wins coming against Tampa Bay and St. Louis. It has already gotten to the point five games into the season where Redskins' players have had to publicly defend their coach. 

The Chiefs, who have just come off of a gut-punching loss of their own, will look to redeem themselves this week. After public humiliation due to a record-setting day from Miles Austin, the Chiefs could end up putting the last nail in the Jim Zorn coffin with a win in D.C.

However, after analyzing both teams I have come up with a few predictions for Sunday:

1. Jason Campbell will have his best day so far this season against the Chiefs. The Chiefs have given up the big play all season to a number of opposing quarterbacks.  Look for the 'Skins to look deep and ofter to Moss.

2. The Redskins have sacked opposing quarterbacks 10 times this season. The Chiefs O-line has been horrendous this year, and with the absence of Albert (even though he has been a huge disappointment thus far) the line won't be any better.  The Skins will sack Cassel at least three times in this game. 

3. For some reason, Dwayne Bowe seems to be only getting consistent looks in the fourth quarter. Look for that to change. Coach Haley wants to start utilizing the no-huddle a little more since Cassel is starting to gain some confidence.  Look for Bowe to have over 100 yards and a touchdown.

4. For the last and final prediction: Chiefs lose this one by a touchdown. The Redskins will be playing hard for the respect of Zorn. While the Chiefs have, for the most part, been competitive through the first three quarters only to give it away in the final minutes of the game. Arguably, the toughest loss to swallow was last week's loss to Dallas in OT. With this game on the road, playing a very tough defense, the Chiefs lose, 21-28.


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