Commentary

Don't discount the Kansas City Chiefs

They got destroyed by Oakland to enter playoffs but hold advantages over Ravens

Originally Published: January 4, 2011
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders
Getty ImagesMatt Cassel and the Chiefs got rocked Sunday -- and now must host a 12-win Ravens team.

Three stars shined brightest on Kansas City's trip to the AFC West championship: running back Jamaal Charles, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and linebacker Tamba Hali. However, those three were not enough on Sunday, as the Chiefs fell to the Oakland Raiders 31-10. If the Baltimore Ravens hope to defeat Kansas City in their playoff matchup this weekend, they'd better follow the steps the Raiders took against this trio.

Step 1: Beat Jamaal Charles to the sideline