Hobbled Chiefs suddenly looking vulnerable

Kansas City's vaunted defence was shredded by the San Diego Chargers in Week 12 of the NFL....

Kansas City's vaunted defence was shredded by the San Diego Chargers in Week 12 of the NFL. (Reuters)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:44 PM ET

Ever notice how swiftly the world can roll over on a team, especially when it thought it was on top of it?

Just 11 days ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were the only undefeated team in the NFL at 9-0, in charge of their own fate. Then they went to Denver and were dismissed like schoolboys by Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

Fair enough. If the Broncos are not the best team in the league, at least they are in the conversation. The feeling in Kansas City was, wait til we get them back at our place on Dec. 1.

Unfortunately, in between those two dates with destiny, the San Diego Chargers came to Arrowhead Stadium and not only stole a win but left the Chiefs’ vaunted defence in disarray.

Within a few minutes of each other, in the second quarter, KC lost two of its defensive linchpins in linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali.


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