KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Full disclosure: Brian Burke is a Baltimore fan, and he's -- hey, we won't beat around the bush, the guy's salivating a bit at the thought of his 3-1 Ravens chasing the 1-3 Kansas City Chiefs around on Sunday.
"I am an NFL RedZone addict," Burke, the statistical analyst and New York Times contributor, says from his home in Reston, Va. "So whenever I get the chance to offer my opinion on the Chiefs, it's largely that they kind of rise and fall on (Matt) Cassel."
Face, meet palm.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, like the rest of the NFL, we've beaten poor Matt to death. No, this conversation is actually about home-field advantage, something Burke has written about extensively at the excellent web site AdvancedNFLStats.com. And, more to the point, whether that advantage still exists over on Red Coat Drive.
Remember The Arrowhead Mystique? The Red Death? Smells like burnt ends. Sounds like a jet engine exploding inside your eardrums. The Acoustical Design Group of Kansas once r...