This game Sunday terrifies me.
The Saints remind me so much of the 2002 Chiefs. They average 31 points a game, and in four of five games so far, have topped 35. (The 2002 Chiefs first five games? They scored 40 (W), 16 (L), 38 (L), 48 (W), 29 (W).) And their defense cannot stop anyone -- every team they have faced has scored at least 30 against them. (The 2002 Chiefs first five games? They gave up 39 (W), 23 (L), 41 (L), 30 (W), 25 (W).)
They have a terrific quarterback, a (damien voice) grousely underrated receiving corps, and a (former "friend" voice) criminitely underrated running game. (Sound familiar, 2002 Chiefs fans?) They have a brilliant offensive mind as their head coach, and a proven offensive genius as their offensive coordinator. (Ditto, 2002 Chiefs fans?) They employ a defensive coordinator who rose to prominence coordinating some decent donkey defenses ... and now oversee the worst unit in the league. (Double Ditto, 2002 Chiefs fans?)
And the weather for Sunday -- how perfect is this going to be? 75 and sunny at kickoff. It'll feel like 90 in the lower bowl. 90ish actual feel-like conditions on the next to last Sunday in October! In Kansas City!
Like I said, this game terrifies me.
Just like this game did, six years ago, that finally, once and for all, set the 2010 Chiefs on their path to only division championship this franchise has won, since the 2003 season.
It's time to let history repeat itself, yet again.