Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The season is already over for some teams, at least when it comes to postseason hopes.When they finally succumb to statistical reality of dashed dreams, we'll be here to pick up the sad, lifeless bodies, once so full of hope back in September.We'll determine what killed all 20 non-contenders between now and the time the playoffs get underway.Our autopsies began, naturally, with the worst team in football, one who demonstrated encouraging signs of life eleven months ago. That was before they degenerated into the walking dead that we knew them as for the past several months. Subject: Kansas City ChiefsDate of Death: November 25, 2012Record at Time of Death: 1-10Contributing Factors to Death1. Poor Quarterback PlayThat six year, $62.7M deal that Matt Cassel signed in 2009 would be total highway robbery, if not for his statistically excellent 2010.Since then, in eight games over the 2011 and 2012 seasons, he's thrown 16 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.In 2012 alone, that ratio worsens t...
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