1. NFL Predictions Week 8: Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Beat the Chargers

    The San Diego Chargers won four of their first five and were immediately declared AFC West champions and, as usual, Super Bowl contenders. In fact, because they did not lose four of their first five, as is their custom, it was a foregone conclusion...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about almost 3 years ago 1,142 reads 21 comments

  2. Kansas City Fan Bliss: Beating the Raiders Like a Red-Headed Step Child

    The beauty of a fall day. The leaves are changing into a sea of colors. Kids are playing various sports at all the local parks and schools. The temperature is not too hot or too cold, and the Chiefs are kicking the Raiders ' ass...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about almost 3 years ago 266 reads 31 comments

  3. Todd Haley Is the Right Head Coach for the Kansas City Chiefs

    I had planned to write this even before the Chiefs smacked the Raiders into the Bay, and I would have even if they had lost. In 2009 Scott Pioli was hired as general manager, who in turn hired Todd Haley as the team's head coach...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about almost 3 years ago 442 reads 6 comments

  4. Kansas City Chiefs Not out of AFC West Race Yet

    I am not an offseason football guy. I leave that to those of you who love college football and the draft. Second, I often deal with health issues. I never, however, lose track of what the Chiefs and the NFL as a whole are doing...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about almost 3 years ago 402 reads 27 comments

  5. Kansas City Chiefs: Decision Time- Who to Keep, Who To Throw on the Heap

    The Chiefs have just finished a very successful 2009-2010 season. Now, it's time for the brain trust, Scott Pioli and Todd Haley specifically, to make some serious decisions. There are a number of Chiefs with no contracts...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 1,757 reads 16 comments

  6. Kansas City Chiefs' Offseason Needs Exposed by Baltimore Ravens

    As Todd Haley said all throughout the season, the Chiefs are a work in progress. In winning the AFC West, they opened themselves up to more criticism than they deserve...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 2,764 reads 76 comments

  7. Kansas City Chiefs: One Game Changed Everyone's Perspective Going Into Playoffs

    Going into Week 17, the Chiefs were on a roll. They had won five of six games, with the only exception being the debacle in San Diego while Matt Cassel recovered from emergency appendectomy surgery...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 395 reads 31 comments

  8. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens: KC Playing with House Money in Playoffs

    The Kansas City Chiefs hosting a playoff game this Sunday is far more than was expected from this team. The 2010 Chiefs season is already a success. They have exceeded their own expectations, as well as the pundits and the fans'...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 1,184 reads 24 comments

  9. Kansas City Chiefs: Put the Oakland Game Behind You, It's Playoff Time

    I'm not going to dwell on the Oakland game. I went over it in the comment section in another article I wrote. I give all the props to the Raiders for out-playing the Chiefs in every phase of the game...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 559 reads 35 comments

  10. Kansas City Chiefs, Todd Haley and Scott Pioli Have Every Right To Be Irate

    Every person has a right to do what they want with their own lives when it comes to the profession they have chosen. Also, nobody knows what goes on behind the scenes in any business, and that includes an NFL franchise...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 1,548 reads 37 comments

  11. New York Jets Want To Play in Arrowhead, Kansas City Chiefs Still Get No Respect

    That's all I keep reading. The NJ Jets ( Please do not correct that, they play in NJ) want to play in Kansas City instead of facing the invincible Peyton Manning . The Chiefs played a weak schedule...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 1,269 reads 45 comments

  12. Kansas City Chiefs Should Put the Raiders in Their Place on Sunday

    I think the Kansas City Chiefs should play this game like any other, play every starter and not let up for one minute until it's completely out of reach...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 2,010 reads 302 comments

  13. Should the Kansas City Chiefs Rest Their Starters Against the Oakland Raiders?

    It's a matter of playoff seeding: No. 3 or No. 4. There are legitimate arguments for both sides. We'll examine them and see which side you come down on. Right now, the Chiefs are a remarkably healthy team for Week 17...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 688 reads 35 comments

  14. San Diego Chargers: They Are Who We Thought They Were

    I decided not to put the word "underachievers" in the headline. That, in fact, is what they are. I've been writing a number of things about the Chargers, all of which they neatly wrapped up in a bow for me yesterday...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 596 reads 26 comments

  15. Kansas City Chiefs: Close Out the Final Two Games With the Sea of Red

    I know we live in difficult economic times, compounded by the fact that it is Christmas morning as I write this. Additionally, NFL football games are not inexpensive. I live in New Jersey so there is not much I can do personally...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 386 reads 3 comments

  16. Kansas City Chiefs: Their Offense Should Be Far More Explosive

    I'm not talking "put the lotion in the basket" crazy, but utilizing the eclectic talent they have amassed. There is no doubt the one thing the coaching staff does not want to do, rightfully, is turn the football over...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 730 reads 8 comments

  17. Kansas City Chiefs: Time to Move on To The Tennessee Titans

    A win, of course. As we all know, however, "any given Sunday." Two months ago I thought this was going to be the biggest challenge at home for the Chiefs . Times change quickly in the NFL ...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 356 reads 12 comments

  18. Matt Cassel's Performance Was That of a Hero and Warrior

    Eleven days ago the man had an organ taken out of his body. He didn't sprain an ankle or pull a muscle, but had an organ removed...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 856 reads 33 comments

  19. AFC West: What Does The Strength of Schedule Mean?

    Fans love to dissect this argument like it's a ninth grade biology class frog. Does it really define how good a team is? Or is it misleading like so many other statistic? Chances are, like most debates, the truth falls in the middle...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 175 reads 5 comments

  20. Kansas City Chiefs Still Lead AFC West, Despite San Diego Chargers Media Fest

    You would think, by watching any of the major media networks, that as of last night the San Diego Chargers had clinched the AFC West. Too make sure, I checked the standings and no, they haven't...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 1,689 reads 125 comments

  21. NFL Week 15 Picks: As Predicted By My 12-Year-Old Son

    Let's face it—he's got as good a chance as any of the "experts." The NFL has become so unpredictable that when I was doing this last night, I decided to have him make all the picks, scores and reasons...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 136 reads 0 comments

  22. Chiefs vs. Chargers Recap: I Needed Time To Even Write about This Game

    What can you say? Most people expected the Chiefs to lose the game, even with Matt Cassel at quarterback. I actually expected them to compete with Brodie Croyle at the helm...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 376 reads 19 comments

  23. San Diego Chargers Do Not Have The Best Defense in The NFL

    It's become tiresome to keep reading and listening to pundits talking about how a team, the Chargers, can have the number one offense and defense and possibly, likely, miss the playoffs...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 622 reads 68 comments

  24. Brodie Croyle and the Kansas City Chiefs Will Still Win at San Diego Chargers

    I keep hearing the two knocks on Brodie Croyle , both valid. He can't stay on the field because he's made of glass, and he's 0-9 as a starter. True enough. He has never played for this Chiefs team, though...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 882 reads 30 comments

  25. Josh McDaniels: The New England Patriot Way Fails Again, Except in Kansas City

    Josh McDaniels now joins the list of failed Bill Belichick disciples. In fact, he is easily the biggest failure to date. Romeo Crennel, Charlie Weis and Eric Mangini managed to destroy the Browns, Notre Dame and the Jets respectively...

    John Bartram Written by John Bartram about over 3 years ago 667 reads 5 comments