KC and the Sunshine Chiefs

Everyone has hopped on the KC Express to Titletown it seems. Pat Mahomes is the second coming of Len Dawson, Otis Taylor has been replaced by Tyreek Hill, Ed Podolak has been replaced by Kareem Hunt, and they pile up yards like shit gathers flies.

Will they obliterate us? Sure, it’s highly possible.

Thing is though, KC is not the lockdown defense they were not so long ago. No Buck Buchanan, Willie Lanier, Curley Culp, or Bobby Bell. Gone are Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson. Gone are Marcus Peters and Sean Smith. Eric Berry is hobbled with a heel injury.

Thing is, the only thing that gives me hope is that KC has given up a shit-ton of yards. Over 1,000 in 2 games. they are last by a pretty big margin. KC has given up 860 in the air! In 2 games! Serious numbers there that we need to take advantage of.

If we can control the clock and actually grind out some drives, we can win this. To me, as usual, it comes down to our pass rush. And with Reuben Foster set to return, the hope is the play overall gets better defensively. Ahkello Witherspoon is going to have a monumental task in slowing down KC’s WRs, but we also need to provide help for him over the top. Hopefully we can stop the run well enough to get pressure on Mahomes. Not as easy task, but our D line has been solid against the run.

Crazy stats of the week? Matt Brieda leads the league in rushing, DeForest Buckner is #2 in sacks with 3.5, Fred Warner is 3rd in tackles with 22.

This is our coming out party. 49ers 33 – KC 27.

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19 Responses to KC and the Sunshine Chiefs

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Somehow I missed that Brock Coyle has a compression fracture in his neck. C4 to be exact. 6 weeks minimum and it’s highly possible he doesn’t play again.

  2. Winder says:

    Chuck, I don’t think we have the horses to beat them in their house. We are making way to many mistakes and in a game like this one is to many. I think we get schooled, Chiefs 42- 16.

  3. rtfirefly says:

    Bet the Chiefs and bet the over. Dennis, are you listening?

  4. rtfirefly says:

    To win, I believe we must get the lead early. KC has jumped out to a big lead in both games. Mahomes is a rook. The traditional ways to mess up a rook QB are a devastating 4-man rush or blitzing often, relying on a top notch secondary. Ummm, well, on to Plan C. Mahomes hasn’t had to play from behind yet. Maybe he’s weak there.

  5. djloo27 says:

    Chiefs are 6 point faves. O/U around 56 at the moment.
    Crowd will be insane – especially for this opener, but they’re used to devastation and can be brought down to Earth pretty quickly. Mahomes fires uncatchable bullets when he’s too hopped up, so I’m not expecting it to be bombs away from the get-go. Between its own ineptitude and the quick strike offense, their D spends way too much time on the field and wears down. I’m expecting KC to try to control the ball a little more and get that running game going early. Chiefs should get it done on momentum alone but I don’t trust them laying 6 and a back door cover wouldn’t surprise me.
    KC: 33-29

  6. Flavor says:

    i think we get murdered. Our secondary is terrible. Stafford missed at least 6 deep shots that were wide open. Mahomes is hot, he ain’t missing those. Especially at home. KC -6 is free fucking money. FREE MONEY

  7. NJ49er says:

    We win in a Defensive battle.
    We lose a shoot out.
    Agree Chuck, TOP is key. Keep them on the sideline Offensively and, play coverage.
    Get behind early, we’re done.

    Andy Reid is a winger. He’ll use the typical WCO with short quick-hitters as opposed to pounding the rock.
    Pass rush isn’t gonna matter for the most part. Take away the short timing stuff and we can win.
    I’m guessing we’ll be playing a lot of dime on Sunday.
    Nothing over the top or we’re toast.
    Get a Defensive score (or 2) and we steal one.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Reid is all about going deep. Often. Yeah, we prolly lose big, but hey, I think we can score. Enough remains to be seen. I think we may start in a nickel D to help Witherspoon.

    I may not bet the outcome but I’ll bet the over.

    I guaran-damn-tee you Reid goes deep first play.

  9. alleykat69 says:

    Hey did anyone see that Drop Kick from the Seattle placekicker Dickson on a kickoff from mid field after a penalty, never seen that in a NFL game, though I remember Doug Flutie dropped kicked a extra point once..

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, that guy is an Aussie rules football player. I remember the good old bad old days when ESPN had so little content that they’d show Aussie rules football.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Goat being goat . . .

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Good to see Foster out there at practice. He and Warner should be able to slow down KC a little. The line up is Foster on the weak side, Warner in the middle and (gasp) Malcolm Smith on the strong side. Yes, Smith returned to practice today, That certainly is better than what we’ve trotted out there the last couple games.

    Witherspoon with his ankle,Tartt is slowed by his shoulder injury, and may be replaced by Antone Exum. Not a good week to be banged up in the secondary.

    I just hope we get some pressure. Up the middle. This is where we are weakest on the line. We don’t get pressure we are toast.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Had to do it . . . these guys were a little too disco for me, but you got to dig the horns.

    • Winder says:

      Yeah, musically disco sucked but fun wise disco was pretty cool. Lots of girls like to dance, and you could always find someone to dance with.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    I stayed away from the discos back in the day . . .

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