For the second week in a row, the Kansas City Chiefs lost a heartbreaker at home to a division rival. Last week, it was the San Diego Chargers marching down the field for a game winning touchdown drive with 1:22 left on the clock. On Sunday, Kansas City was on the other end trying to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but came up just short against the Denver Broncos on an impressive 79-yard drive that fell flat at the Denver 13-yard line.
Now 12 games into the season, every games the Chiefs have played has been highly competitive late into the contest with the exception of their Week 1 matchup with Jacksonville Jaguars. The last three weeks have been disappointing for the fans, but Kansas City has come out on top in eight other close contests. Angry fans should remember almost every win this season could have easily gone the other way, but the Chiefs have been able to finish strong most of the time.
After winning their first nine games, being 9-3 seems disappointing, but zoom out a little further and look at what a success this season has actually been. At the end of 2012, Kansas City fans would have been thrilled if you told them 2013 would be a winning season that will almost definitely see them in the playoffs. The fast start has spoiled many people around Kansas City with dreams of a no. 1 seed in their heads.
With those dreams all but gone, the fans should focus on what they have — a team that is on track to make the playoffs that can play with anybody. Most importantly, they have been playing extremely exciting football that matters. As Chiefs fans have learned all too well in recent years, not everybody gets that gift at this point in the season.