Recap: The Chiefs were completely manhandled yet again and it was the final straw before they fired coach Todd Haley on Monday. It was the fifth time this season Kansas City has lost by at least 27 points. The Chiefs are 5-8 and virtually out of the playoff picture, a season after it won the AFC West.
Biggest area to fix: The lack of competition is a problem and it led to Haley’s firing. Yes, the Chiefs have been decimated by injuries all season and I think Haley deserved another chance, but when teams get drubbed so often, ownership and fan bases get uneasy.
Biggest area to build on: Linebacker Derrick Johnson is continuing to have a special season. He had 12 tackles, including two tackles for a loss Sunday. Johnson is one of the better linebackers in the NFL, although he may not get the recognition he deserves.
What to watch for: Life doesn’t get easier for Kansas City in the post-Haley era. It hosts 13-0 Green Bay on Sunday, so another lopsided loss could be in the offing. The Chiefs have the toughest remaining schedule in the NFL.