By Peter Gleason
The rise of the Kansas City Chiefs into a playoffs contender is a cute story in a league that has precious few.
And who among us in Philly can’t help but feel good about ex-Eagles coach Andy Reid showing he still has the right stuff.
Even as his successor Chip Kelly hasn’t found his.
But Jason Whitlock puts the Chiefs into perspective:
Andy Reid deserves a lot of praise for getting the Chiefs to 10-5 after a 1-5 start. But so do the schedule-makers and lady luck.
Kansas City’s best victories during the streak came against the Steelers and the Broncos. The Chiefs caught Pittsburgh with Landry Jones subbing for Big Ben. And KC hosted Peyton Manning on the worst night of his career, the night Manning got benched.
Other than those two victories, the Chiefs have beat up on teams that haven’t been in playoff contention since Labor Day. OK, that’s an exaggeration. But it’s a bunch of bad teams. During their early season losing streak, KC lost to Denver, Green Bay, Cincinnati and Minnesota.
My Chiefs are overvalued and will get exposed in the playoffs.