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Kansas City Chiefs Surprising Success Giving Hope To Other Shitty Teams
KANSAS CITY – Following their disastrous 2-14 season a year ago, the 6-0 Kansas City Chiefs are continuing to surpass all expectations in 2013, and have become a model of hope for many of the perennially shitty teams across the NFL.
“I still can’t believe the Chiefs are undefeated,” said Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew. “That’s why I went into the locker room on Wednesday and told the fellas, ‘hey, if a team that’s normally horrible year after year the way they’ve been can suddenly pull it together to play relatively competent football this season, who’s to say our normally horrible team can’t do the same thing?'”
Led by new coach Andy Reid, an unexpectedly stingy defense, and a shockingly not-totally-inept Alex Smith, the Chiefs are currently in first place in the AFC West (by virtue of a tiebreaker over the also undefeated Broncos), and have many observers wondering if the usually awful franchise might actually win the division over the powerhouse Denver team.
“You’ve really gotta hand it to Kansas City. They beat the Eagles and Cowboys. They destroyed the Raiders and Giants. Hell, it wouldn’t surprise me if they earned a first round bye,” said WR Vincent Jackson of the consistently terrible Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “And that just motivates us to try to not suck anymore either.”
While the season is a long way from over, the sudden rise of the Chiefs is being hailed by many as a potential turning point for shitty teams across the NFL landscape.
“We’ve definitely been inspired by Kansas City,” said DE Mario Williams of the 2-4 Buffalo Bills. “After seeing what they’ve done so far this year, our entire team has vowed to at least be, you know, mildly competitive in our games before we lose. And if you look closely at the stats in any of our losses, I think you’ll see we’ve accomplished just that.”