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First off, it’s Christmas week. Merry Christmas to all of you! Thanks for all the support. I’ve attended some Christmas parties hosted by some family friends who I have not met. Lately, when meeting new people, they seem to know who I am just because they’ve seen me on the newspaper, or a magazine or on TV and have given me great comments. I’m only 18 years old, but this just shows that a teenager (no matter what country he came from) can do whatever he pleases to do if he chases his dreams. I just want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart! There is a reason as to why this game is blacked out. Yes, the weather, the economy and a battle between two teams fighting for pride and draft picks. Kansas City sports fans are passionate. If the Chiefs were better than this, fans would not care about the economy or the weather. They’ll be more than happy to put on a few layers of clothing and go see their team win a game. Unfortunately, the Chiefs have understood why their fans have lost faith. I understand that this is supposedly a “learning process.” But I don’t see what the team is learning from this. It’s not supposed to be like this. If the Chiefs get blown out by divisional opponents and barely lose to bad teams, you’d expect that they could win this game. It’s very possible, but I’ll be honest, I don’t see it happening. Do not doubt Josh Cribbs. He is in the top five among all NFL players who can play multiple positions. He can throw, run and catch a football. He’s also one of the most explosive special team returners out there. He could very well put together over 200 total net yards. The Browns may even use Cribbs as a decoy to help other players can open in the endzone. That is how valuable of an asset Cribbs can be. Dwayne Bowe is coming back and several feel he can help the Chiefs. He has been a game changer that has scored three of his four touchdowns on either a potentially game-winning or tying drive. I will be doing another blog tomorrow, but I promise you it will be something positive. Most of you probably know what I’ll be talking about. Browns win 27-17. CHIEFS INACTIVES–QB Matt Gutierrez, WR Lance Long, G Brian Waters, DE Glenn Dorsey, T Ryan O’Callaghan, WR Bobby Wade, TE Sean Ryan and LB Pierre Walters BROWNS INACTIVES–QB Brett Ratliff, DB Coye Francies, DB Ray Ventrone, LB David Veikune, OL Billy Yates, TE Greg Estandia, WR Jake Allen and DL Robaire Smith

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Chiefs/Eagles pregame

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-09-2009

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Early in the week, it was reported that Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson won’t play Sunday. The ESPN scrolling news ticker on the bottom says that he is questionable. To be honest with all of you, I have no idea what the deal is. I’ll assume he is out because that was the word from the Kansas City Chiefs PR. WR Dwayne Bowe is questionable and we’ll all find out momentarily if he can play or not. The Chiefs do have WR Bobby Wade, but if Bowe is gone, Wade will have to do a lot for the team due to Bowe’s absence. Bowe so far has been the best player on the team, despite he hasn’t gained many yards receiving. He’s caught a game-leading touchdown against Oakland and Baltimore.

This past week on CZ, my keys to the game were simply to play good football on all three phases of the game. But there have to be three key ones to pick and I’ve got those three.

Pass rush: Why did the Patriots lose to the Giants in the Super Bowl? Because Tom Brady got sacked five times. No, he never through an interception, however, sack-by-sack, Brady’s confidence continued to decline throughout the game, eventually giving the Giants the rings. Kevin Kolb is the (projected) starting QB due to Donavon McNabb’s injury. Despite throwing for over 391 yards, Kolb did threw two touchdowns and three interceptions, going 31/51. A young guy like Kolb may not get sacked a lot, instead, if the pass rush is applied, Kolb will complete passes to Brandon Flowers. I don’t expect the Eagles to pass heavy like they were last week.
Stop the run: This 3-4 defense did a fine job last week against two good running backs. Brian Westbrook may not be available. Whether he is or not, I imagine Andy Reid will try to keep the ball on the ground rather than forcing interceptions. The Chiefs need to be ready and play good defense all around.
Run LJ, RUN!: Larry Johnson and the rest of the running backs were used a lot last week. LJ had over 100 total yards from scrimmage while Dantrell Savage caught six passes, tied first on the team last week. Jackie Battle was also used on a couple occasions. Offensive coordinator (and head coach..) Todd Haley needs to fire LJ up and have him run over that Philadelphia defense.

I really do feel like this Chiefs team can pick up the win due to injuries sustained on McNabb, Westbrook and DeSean Jackson. Winning against an injured team isn’t much to brag over, but no matter how good or bad you are, you must take advantage of that. That’s the way it works in the NFL. If your opponents have key players on the sideline for the entire game, your being given a chance to draw first blood, and hopefully not allow the other team to unleash with their backups. I’ll pick Kansas City to win 20-17.

EDIT: These in-actives are official. Dwayne Bowe, Donavon McNabb, Brian Westbrook, Kevin Curtis.

DeSean Jackson will play. But here is the question I still propose: Can Kolb get the ball to him successfully? We’ll find out.

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