For the Kansas City Chiefs, they have literally nothing to lose. All they have to do is win out and let the chips fall where they may in making the playoffs. Working on their third quarterback, their lead tailback out and a patchwork defense, Romeo Crennel has stepped in a situation where all he has to do is win his players over...
...and that's exactly what he has done. As Tamba Hali has come out and said:
"Yeah, I think anybody on this team would agree with me," Hali said when asked if the players want Romeo back. "If we can keep Romeo as our head coach here, it'd be great. We love what he does, his game plan. As you can see what happened on Sunday, he was able to control the clock, along with our quarterback. That's something we haven't been able to do here in a long time is control the clock. That will win you games."
Plus, it doesn't help to have a relatively healthy roster. Per Josh Looney on KCChiefs.com:
A high ankle sprain continues to slow safety Jon McGraw, who was inactive with the injury against Green Bay. Reshard Langford started in McGraw's absence opposite free safety Kendrick Lewis and reserve safety Sabby Piscitelli also saw extensive action with McGraw sidelined.
Here is the full practice report for the Chiefs going into week 16 versus the Raiders:
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE:
Safety Jon McGraw (ankle)
Center Casey Wiegmann (calf)