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Chiefs vs. Lions: 5 Things We Learned from Kansas City's 48-3 Defeat
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It's going to be an ugly year.

That might be the harshest thing to hear for a Chiefs fan, especially after last year's glimmer of hope with a 10-6 record and AFC West title.

But I can't sell sunshine and rainbows anymore. The Chiefs, despite their talent, despite their youth provide little encouragement for a fan base blindsided by the utter ineptitude experienced these last two weeks.

Kansas City fans learned a lot this week. They learned that the comprehensive beat-down at the hands of the Buffalo Bills wasn't just bad luck; it's a sign of worse things to come for the 2011 season.

Today's brutal defeat took that glimmer of hope, dropped it in a sack filled with feral cats and tossed it into the river.

It's surreal to feel this crushed and downtrodden only two games into the season, but right now Chiefs fans have very little to feel good about.

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