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Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
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Kansas City Chiefs face imperative game against Giants on MNF

The Kansas City Chiefs might be facing a must-win on Monday night with the New York Giants coming to Arrowhead Stadium.

The Kansas City Chiefs are running out of time.

At 3-4, the Chiefs are the biggest disappointing of the NFL season thus far, and it’s been ugly all around. For All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes, it’s been a wild ride. He’s top five in passing yards and touchdowns, but he’s also leading the league with 11 turnovers.

Defensively, Kansas City has been a disaster. The Chiefs have the fewest sacks in the league and has only held an opponent under 29 points on one occasion, a Week 6 win over the Washington Football Team by a 31-13 count.


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Perhaps the disappointments have come to a head with the Chiefs. On Friday, safety Tyrann Mathieu trashed the fan base on Instagram in a response to linebacker Anthony Hitchens calling out the fans, calling the supporters “toxic.” One day later, Mathieu was apologetic in a press conference, explaining his thoughts on the situation, per ESPN:

“I haven’t had the season I’ve wanted to have, and as a team I think you could say the same. Frustration tends to build up. Obviously people that really know me — teammates, people I deal with in the community, even fans that I come across in the gas station — I think these people can see me being a genuine person. Obviously, I shouldn’t have used those choices of words. I’m looking forward to playing better and doing better and most importantly not being a distraction to my teammates.”

After a week of turmoil, the Chiefs have to get it together and take on the 2-5 New York Giants. New York pounded the Carolina Panthers last weekend, winning 25-3. The Giants will be shorthanded once again, though, with running back Saquon Barkley, safety Jabrill Peppers and and receiver Kenny Golladay among others.


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If Kansas City can’t win, it’ll be 3-5 and has a three-game stretch of the Green Bay Packers, Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys ahead. Tough to see the Chiefs, even with all their talent, pulling out of the proverbial tailspin at that juncture.

For head coach Andy Reid, it’s time for his team to pull together and figure it out. Otherwise, the Chiefs are likely headed for a stunningly long winter, and all the questions that come with it.

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