Week 7 - Rockin the Chiefs red

It doesn't matter who you are or how much you bench press. If you head to the black hole wearing Chiefs red then you have some cajones my friend (on my bucket list by the way, who wants to go?). Dodging a few wrenches at Average Joe's gym will get you prepared for the batteries you'll be ducking at the Coliseum.

It's late in the 4th quarter and the Chiefs find themselves down 24-23 and they have the ball on their own 25-yard line. Jon Baldwin has been absolutely abusing the Raiders rookie cornerback, Chimdi Chekwa, who is really, really fast to recover after getting thrown down by the 6'4 228lb man-child. Baldwin comes into this drive with 90 receiving yards already on seven catches and one touchdown.  

A screen to Dexter McCluster gains the Chiefs 43 yards and gets them right on the fringe of field-goal range. Two batted down passes by Richard Seymour and Lamarr Houston bring the Chiefs to a critical 3rd down play. There's just over four minutes remaining. The Chiefs run a draw to Charles on 3rd and 10 and pick up six yards. That sets up a 43-yard field goal for Succop.

As soon as he gets set for the kick everyone on the field notices some commotion from behind the stands behind the field goal. Three guys in red shirts are getting jumped by three-dozen Raider fans and this distraction causes Succop to not pay attention and rush the kick that squibbles off out-of-bounds in a blooper for years to come.

You and your friends make it out of there with only a few bumps and bruises. Although the walk to the car tests your fandom as walking out of the Coliseum in red after a Raiders win cannot be easy.

Chiefs lose.

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