The holidays are upon us. It’s getting cold in the Midwest. People are planning get-togethers and making Christmas lists. The Kansas City Chiefs are thinking of family and anticipating cheer as well. The bright red sweater Andy Reid‘s knitting this fall for Chiefs fans is being tested for strength and appears to be holding together well at the seams.
Despite losing a heart-breaker to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, and two in a row, the Chiefs remain a tightly-stitched group. Offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz referenced the bond on Monday saying, “Guys have done a good job coming together as a family. We know that all three units rely on each other.”
Safety Eric Berry, who holds the only sack Kansas City has in the losing streak, would rather it be full than he. Berry wasn’t speaking of Thanksgiving dinner when he stated that the defense needed to “Step up to the plate.” He was alluding to not being able wrap up the 38-point gift the offense presented them against the Chargers.
The family residing at 1 Arrowhead Drive in Kansas City does have quite a bit to be thankful for at this time of year, however. Linebacker Derrick Johnson reflected, “We’re not 2-9, we’re 9-2. We still have a lot of football to play.” He continued, “We cannot hang our heads, because we have a team that just beat us last week, coming in this week.”
As the Chiefs kingdom gathers together on Thursday for food, libations and filial fun. Santa Andy and his elves will be working diligently behind the scenes to bring joy to all the nation’s good little boys and girls.
I’ve been good, I swear. I haven’t pouted. I’m not hanging my head this week; I’m hanging my stocking. In the true spirit of the season, coach, I can’t even accept the sweater. You deserve it after all the hard work you’ve put into it.
All I want for Christmas is to beat the Denver Broncos.
Troy Alan is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TRantMedia.