Fans cheering a hurt QB, bizarrer playcalling, Crennel stepping back from thos duties, and teammate who killed his girlfriend, then himself in front of team personel, and currently an 0-5 divisional record, 2-13 overall. A miserable, horrid season for most conceivable reasons imaginable, and some not so conceivable.
If KC wants to have any sliver, tiny SHRED of positivity going into the offseason, they have to earn it this weekend. It's a divisional game. NOBODY nationally is giving KC any type of realistic chance. Any time those 2 things happen, people tend to get 'shocked'. Also, who are the top 2 or 3 people that know how to frustrate Peyton Manning in the NFL? Belichick is one, but Crennel is CERTAINLY another, and I'd expect him to have something special dialed up for ol' Peyton. Also, Jamaal Charles is finally getting the ball, and DEN has trouble stopping a decent running game. If KC can hold on to the ball, and maybe force DEN into a mistake or two...KC could get that little bit of solice from this season.
Indy is locked into the #5 spot. However, let me ask you this; Do teams/players take happiness in simply making the playoffs? Or do they enter them with the hope and desire to win it all? It's rhetorical. That being said, in what bizarro universe does a playoff bound team roll over for another playoff bound team when they may meet in a few weeks again? People are expecting INDY to fold, and then possibly find some desire to play them hard in a few weeks after giving HOU all the confidence they need? No, that doesn't happen. Additionally, Pagano has already said he doesn't plan on resting. HOU's whole team is unproven in big games, INDY doesn't know any better, they've been outperforming expectations all season, and just keep rolling along with Luck one of the most proven 4th quarter QBs in the league this season. Again, a divisional game that will likely be closer than most are expecting.
DEN squeks out a win late, but KC gives them a good game, and though a loss is never a good thing, KC salvages a little something.
INDY rolls over HOU as Schaub disintigrates into a 3/4 INT game. Foster is never a factor as INDY scores 14 in the 1st.
See you in 2 weeks Pats fans!