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

John BartramCorrespondent IIJanuary 1, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 26:  Thomas Jones #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 26, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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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.  They would rather go against Matt Cassel than Peyton Manning. The Chiefs don't have the "fear factor" the Colts do.

If the Chiefs lose to Oakland, and the Colts win, the Chiefs will drop to the four spot. That will mean the Jets will go to Indianapolis and the Chiefs will host either the Steelers or Ravens.  This is, of course, depended upon the Colts beating the Titans and the Jaguars losing.  Remember, any given Sunday.

If I were the Jets, that's exactly what I would hope for.  Try your best not to come to Arrowhead Stadium for the first round of the playoffs.

The strength of the Chiefs schedule has been a topic of conversation all year.  It is the weakest of the playoff teams.  There is not question about that.  Of course, they finished 4-12 last year, and the AFC West played the NFC West this year, so I'm not really sure what they were suppose to do about it.

Like any young team, the Chiefs have gotten better as the year has gone along.  To make the assumption that the past is going to be an indicator of what happens in January is a mistake.  There are many, many examples to prove the point.

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Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks that has ever walked on an NFL football field.  The Indianapolis Colts are not one of the greatest teams that ever walked on a field.

I do not mean to indicate the the Kansas City Chiefs are either.   I do not expect the Chiefs to be in the Super Bowl this year.  They are a young and growing team with an excellent future.

With that said, they are a better defensive team, running team and more efficient passing team the the Colts.  There is no dispute in that. 

If the Jets would prefer to come to Kansas City, we welcome them.  If it turns out to be the Ravens or Steelers, that's fine too.

I just hope the Jets make the mistake of breathing a sigh of relief if they end up in Arrowhead Stadium for a playoff game.

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