Morning After: Running on empty

Clinton Portis exposed a run defense that the Chiefs need to find a way to fix. And fast.

Updated: December 8, 2003, 5:27 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

So it's December now, right, and everyone should know what that means. Essentially, it means that, if you want to enhance your playoff position, you had better be able to run the football on offense and stuff the run defensively. As the weekend again demonstrated, when the wind starts whipping around stadiums at 25-30 mph, the passing game gets to be a little like a helicopter in gusty weather.

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