Friday, October 14, 2005

Preview: Skins at Kansas City, or...

KC-DC, or
Indians-Chiefs

Whatever you want to call it, I'm salivating.

The last year that Clinton Portis played against the Chiefs was 2003. In two games he carried the ball 45 times for 359 yards and 6 touchdowns. That is an 8.0-yards per carry average. In his last game against them he had a 218-yard, five-touchdown performance.

Although the Redskins offense hasn't been firing on all cylinders yet, I believe this is the week that they start. Some guys just have the other team's number and this will be Portis's week.

One reason that this might be the time for the Redskins offense to lift off:
Kansas City's defense is third from the bottom of the AFC in yards allowed per game and dead last in the AFC in passing yards allowed per game. Only the Giants and 49ers give up more passing yards than the Chiefs.

Kansas City frequently gets credited with having a "high-powered" offense and this game is billed as a team with a top offense (KC) versus one with a top defense (DC). Yet, although the Redskins offense hasn't been getting a ton of points, they are outgaining Kansas City in yards per game (367 to 345). They outgained Denver last week 447 to 245 and the only reason they didn't outscore Denver was that the officials literally took their points off the board. It's only a matter of time before those yards turn into points, officials or no officials.

Joel Magaraci writes about the NFL for the Newark Star Ledger, which is NJ's most widely circulated newspaper. Joel wrote this about the game in today's edition:

"Blowout alert. All the pieces are in place....Chiefs by 20."

That's Twenty!!!!!! Two-Zero!!!!!

Of course, Joel also picked the Giants to upset the Cowboys; what a homer. Joel has almost everything right about KC-DC except the winner. Homers can't pick teams that are in their favorite team's division.

This weekend will live up to the old adage: Too many indians (in the end zone), not enough chiefs.

2 Comments:

At October 14, 2005 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At October 14, 2005 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you WERE right, Brunell stinks and so do the Redskins!

 

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