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08:06 AM ET 11.02 | Kansas City's march to infamy continued Thursday night by falling quickly behind San Diego. The Chiefs have not owned a lead in any of their eight games this season. In last week's wire-to-wire loss to Oakland, the Chiefs became the first team not to hold a lead during its first seven games since the 1929 Buffalo Bisons, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The NFL was founded in 1920, so the Chiefs' dubious record covers a lot of bad football teams that managed to at least poke ahead of their opponents before losing. ... Not even the most dreadful teams in Chiefs history, such as the 2-12 team of 1977 or the 2-14 team of 2008, were as non-competitive in as many games as this year's club, which has been outscored an average of 30 to 16.6 in its 1-7 start.

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November 2, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Look on the bright side. They can go someplace warm in January and get out of Kansas City.

November 2, 2012  08:13 AM ET

And to think - some people were actually picking this team to get to a Super Bowl...

Not this year!

November 2, 2012  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And to think - some people were actually picking this team to get to a Super Bowl... Not this year!

Yes..there was at least one 'genius' on si.com who had that prediction, or at least had them in the AFC Championship game.

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November 2, 2012  08:21 AM ET

"Suck for Barkley" just doesn't have the same poetic ring to it.

November 2, 2012  08:24 AM ET

There should be some major housecleaning done in KC right after the holidays. It will likely start with replacing Scott Pioli, at the very least.

November 2, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

There should be some major housecleaning done in KC right after the holidays. It will likely start with replacing Scott Pioli, at the very least.

So interesting that everyone who has left Belichick has done very poorly without him.

November 2, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Jedi mind trick.

And speaking of tricks....Marisa Miller is back on Hot Clicks.

Click it. That's just the top half of the picture ---------------- >

November 2, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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Jedi mind trick.And speaking of tricks....Marisa Miller is back on Hot Clicks.Click it. That's just the top half of the picture ---------------- >

that's....quite distracting!!! ;)

November 2, 2012  08:49 AM ET

As a Broncos fan, I want to hate the Chiefs. Now I just feel sorry for the fans. They have been insanely loyal and, historically, they could turn Arrowhead into a nightmare for visiting teams without becoming a bunch of thugs. Cheering because Matt Cassel got hurt shows you just how far both the fans and the team has fallen.

November 2, 2012  08:49 AM ET

The owner needs to gut the whole place.

November 2, 2012  08:49 AM ET

"The Chiefs have not owned a lead in any of their eight games this season."

Can anyone explain how KC managed to win a game without ever having owned the lead in that game? What? Did they rent that lead?

November 2, 2012  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

"The Chiefs have not owned a lead in any of their eight games this season." Can anyone explain how KC managed to win a game without ever having owned the lead in that game? What? Did they rent that lead?

Technical wording. They didn't "own" a lead when they beat the Saints because they won in overtime.

November 2, 2012  09:04 AM ET

There are rookie QB's in the league right now that look more composed than Matt Cassell.

November 2, 2012  09:06 AM ET

Imagine how the Saints feel. Losing to the Chiefs is like striking out with the school tramp.

November 2, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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Technical wording. They didn't "own" a lead when they beat the Saints because they won in overtime.

almost like a trick question.

November 2, 2012  09:23 AM ET

That's what's up... If you're going to do it, DO IT!

November 2, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Technical wording. They didn't "own" a lead when they beat the Saints because they won in overtime.

Only a 3d degree geek would try to make some hay out that. In football, there are Ws, Ls, and occasional Ts. Those numbers generally separate the good teams from the "historically bad."

November 2, 2012  09:27 AM ET

They'll definitely be drafting a stud QB during this offseason to fix their woes and rid themselves of Cassel and his ridiculous contract...

 
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