Kansas City Chiefs Can Do It All, but Can They Do It in a Single Game?

Shannon HollenbeckContributor IDecember 7, 2010

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 28:  Linebacker Tamba Hali #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Glenn Dorsey #72 and Jovan Belcher #59 after recovering a fumble on a sack of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck of the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on November 28, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Chiefs defeated the Seahawks 42-24. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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After watching what I would call Kansas City's worst win of the season one thought sits at the forefront of my mind, The Chiefs can do everything but they never seem to do it all in one game.

If this Chiefs team could put it all together in just half their games they would be unstoppable. Unfortunately when they improve one area another seems to suffer.

They are the most complete of incomplete teams.


They established themselves as the best rushing team in the league early in the season. They have stayed on top with both Jones, and Charles on track for 1000+ yards by season's end. Splitting carries between Charles and Jones has proven a great strategy for Kansas City. That plus slipping McCluster in the mix has kept both backs fresh and effective this season.

Rush Defense:

The Chiefs have also proved the can defend against the rush. They came into week 13 7th in the league against the rush. I have a feeling they may have slipped a little. Moreno tore up the field in rushing for the Broncos although none of those yards resulted in a score.


Kansas City's passing game didn't really come to life until their first meeting with the Broncos in week 10. Many thought it was just a fluke but they repeated the performance in week 11. In week 12 they showed us what it felt like to see a two dimensional offense in a red and gold uniform.

Pass Defense:

Kansas City has one of the poorer pass defenses in the league ranked at 24th coming into week 13. Still they shut down Peyton Manning way back in week 5. They shook up Campbell in week 9 and Orton was completely ineffective in week 13.

Special Teams:

Kansas City has two good kickers in Ryan Succup, and Dustin Colquitt. They also have some punt return weapons in Javier Arenas and Dexter McCluster. Yet in week 9 the Raiders special teams certainly out performed the Chiefs. In week 12 Kansas City's special teams were rendered ineffective by the Seahawks. However this week Ryan Succup showed poise successfully kicking a career high 47 yard field goal twice back to back foiling McDaniel's ice the kicker attempt.

Wrapping it up:

There's no better game than this Sunday for them to put it all together. If they can even put the right combination of 2 or 3 together they can beat San Diego. Doing it all in one game would almost guarantee the win. Kansas City has plenty of ability but they need to tie it all together to really shine. Consistency is the one thing they lack that keeps them from being an elite team rather than just a good one.

I'm thrilled to see the capabilities of this team. Knowing they can do it all is very exciting for a die hard fan. Waiting for them to put it all together in a single game (or more) is very frustrating. I don't know what adjustments have to be made to get the complete Kansas City Chiefs on the field. I am not a football coach and I have no doubt Kansas City's coaching staff are way more capable than I am. I can only hope they put it all together soon. If they do they will be virtually unstoppable.