The Chiefs have been something of a rollercoaster this season, though not in terms of wins and losses. They've been quite consistent at losing.
It's their performance that's been uneven, and it's often dictated by their opponent.
When the Chiefs have played one of the league's top teams, such as the Steelers or Broncos, a motley bunch that's lost eight consecutive games rises to the occasion. But when they follow with a game against a similarly downtrodden team, well, the results are fairly predictable.
They've lost, many of the games not even close.
''If you look at the games what we've played our best in, they've been against the `good teams' at the time,'' Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. ''And then the following week, for whatever reason, we haven't been able to play as well and finish.''
The Chiefs' margin of defeat in games played against teams with losing records is 12 points, while they've lost by an average of 13.3 to teams with winning marks.
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