After a tumultuous season that saw three different starting QB's, the firing of head coach Todd Haley as well as a stunning upset of the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers, the Kansas City Chiefs finished at No. 19 in the final SBNation NFL Power Rankings of 2011:
19. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9, LW: 25): The Chiefs had the division in 2010 but key injuries made them an average team, at best.
It's hard to remember now, but most analysts wrote off Kansas City after they lost RB Jamaal Charles and S Eric Berry to season-ending knee injuries in the first three weeks of the season.
However, the Chiefs recovered thanks to an incredibly weak AFC West, but they were done in by the season-ending injury to QB Matt Cassel and the inept play of his backup, Tyler Palko, who passed for only 796 yards in 4 starts, throwing 2 TD's and 7 INT's.
Whoever is coaching Kansas City next year, whether its interim coach Romeo Crennel or someone else, will have to hope the team has gotten over the injury bug.
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