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Chiefs vs. Broncos 2012: KC loss a 'fitting end' to season

Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride notes that Kansas City's blowout loss to Denver in Week 17 was a fitting end to the 2012 season.


Romeo Crennel's tenure as Kansas City Chiefs' head coach came to an end on Sunday, as Chiefs fans watched their beloved team fall to the Denver Broncos, 38-3 -- and the Broncos clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

The loss dropped Kansas City's record to 2-14 for the season and ensured that the Chiefs would pick No. 1 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog, is happy that the 2012 season is over for the Chiefs, and notes that KC's Week 17 loss is a "fitting end" to the season.

What a fitting end to such a crappy Kansas City Chiefs season. The Denver Broncos beat the Chiefs, 38-3, and secure the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs while the Chiefs wrap up the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Brady Quinn threw for 49 yards. We were left wondering why Jamaal Charles only had 14 rushes. Tony Moeaki was the leading receiver with ... 21 yards. The defense gave up 30 points before the end of the third quarter. Injuries forced right tackle Eric Winston to play some left tackle and rookie guard Jeff Allen to play right tackle.

I don't know what else to say. It was classic 2012 Chiefs at work.

Kansas City's lackluster offense has been a major story throughout the season and certainly is one of many reasons why Kansas City finished with such a dismal record. Undoubtedly, the Chiefs will look for a new quarterback in the off-season, as neither Matt Cassel nor Brady Quinn looks like a long-term quarterback.

Still, all is not lost for Chiefs fans, as Kansas City owns the No. 1 pick in each round of next year's NFL Draft. While it's not much solace after a 2-14 season, at least it ishope -- and that's exactly what the Chiefs need, as they get to work on shaping the franchise for 2013 and beyond.