Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/29/12
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...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

Judge Berman’s one-sentence order repeats Deflategate decision timeline

Ishmael Adams suspended indefinitely following arrest

McNair: Pats caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

Browns terminate contract of Phil Taylor

WWE’s “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka charged in 30-year-old murder case

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Randall Cobb: ‘I don’t plan on missing a game’

Ronda Rousey confirms she was supposed to fight Gina Carano

Harbaugh denies using F-word in Jay Gruden exchange

Urban Meyer: Both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones will play

Legal expert: NFL's reported offer to Brady 'really ridiculous'

Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for partying

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker