Where’s the offense?
Chiefs forgetting what end zone looks like
Thursday, December 1, 2011
KANSAS CITY — Chiefs coach Todd Haley doesn’t have the answer for his team’s touchdown drought, perhaps because there is none. It seems almost impossible, after all.
It’s been more than two full games, 143 miserable minutes, since the Chiefs turned a drive into a touchdown. They’ve managed just one during a four-game losing streak, the worst stretch since the Cleveland Browns scored one touchdown during a similar four-game debacle in 2008.
Sure, quarterback Matt Cassel is out for the season with an injured throwing hand, and tight end Tony Moeaki has missed the whole year with a torn left ACL, the same injury that dropped All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles in the second game of the season. The offensive line has been bullied and bruised, and a perilous lack of depth across the board has been exposed.
But the fact remains plenty of teams with uncertain quarterback situations and a plethora of injuries have managed to score a touchdown — at least one measly touchdown — in nine quarters of play.
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