Yeah, they've played a bunch of losers. But that's like discounting Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1932 and '36 presidential wins because they came against Herbert Hoover and Alf Landon.
Hey, 9-0 is 9-0 is 9-0. And 9-0 in pro football is different than 9-0 in college football. Alex Smith knows this - in 2004, he was quarterback of unbeaten Utah, which had no chance to make the BCS national championship game. In the NFL, no one can vote you out of a postseason berth.
Sure, it's more likely the Chiefs will go from 9-0 to 9-7 than from 9-0 to 16-0. The rest of the schedule is tough, starting with two of the next three games against the Broncos.
But there are two things I know like two things I've never known before:
1. The Chiefs are a Team of Destiny headed for the Super Bowl.
2. If I don't get Toni out of Whole Foods in the next five minutes, I'm going to lose a whole paycheck.
Ask the Slouch
Q. Third-year lineman John Moffitt called the Broncos from his home last week to tell the team he's quitting. Doesn't one usually knock on the boss's door and do that in person? (Colin Jackson; Indianapolis)
A. I agree. Plus whatever happened to giving two weeks' notice? Frankly, I don't think he wanted to play the Chiefs this Sunday.
Q. The Dolphins' locker room has sided with Richie Incognito. Where does that leave Jonathan Martin? (Chris R. Garrett; Spokane, Wash.)
A. I like the guy, but he's eating me out of house and home.
Q. Anywhere from two to five state troopers escort a college football coach off the field at the end of a game. How many police officers does it take to escort you away from a championship poker event? (Bobby Gamble; Silver Spring, Md.)
A. Pay the man, Shirley.
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