The Atlanta Falcons are not "The best team no one is talking about."
by, 29th December 2010 at 08:09 PM (311 Views)
Especially since, you know, once the media starts collectively referring to them as "The best team no one is talking about.", that means everyone is now talking about them.
I may be biased as a fan, but I watch a lot of national football commentary/analysis shows, and I'll tell you who the best team no one is talking about is; the Kansas City Chiefs.
I mean, you wouldn't know they have the #1 rushing attack, a wide receiver with the most TDs in the league, and a Top-5 QB in the AFC who is a dark-horse MVP candidate if you gathered your opinions from NFL Network or ESPN.
I mean, for the last 5 weeks any passive mention of the 2010 Chiefs consisted of; "Yeah, the Chiefs are a surprising team, but don't worry, they will fall apart and the Chargers will take the AFC West."
Only after Kansas City won the AFC West have analysts been saying "You know, maybe those Chiefs aren't half-bad."
Sure, they have a weak schedule, but every great team has to beat teams they are supposed to, and every great team must win at home.
And the Chiefs damn sure win at home.
The Chiefs are a year ahead of schedule, which is beyond promising. Anyone who has been paying the slightest bit of attention to the Chiefs knows they have been building their team from the Patriots' blueprint. They are poised to be good enough to form a dynasty in the next few years, and this season was a great first step. Any extra winning is just gravy.
But I am attracted to the prospect of the Chiefs being the Patriots, Part 2. I'm looking forward to when I hear "Chiefs suck" as the last argument of the jealous non-Chief fan instead of an accurate description. They certainly haven't sucked this year, anyway.
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