... but it probably will. Why? Well, as most of you are aware the Ravens play the Chiefs this coming weekend, and while the Ravens are "getting respect" in the Power Rankings (and rightly so) the Chiefs are dropping like a proverbial rock. Seriously. Think Wiley Coyote holding an anvil, in mid-air for just a second, that look on his face, a little "bye bye" wave, and ... whoooosh! Yeah. That whooshing sound you just heard was the Chiefs passing a Coyote on the way down.
Harbaugh, of course, knows the real problem: turnovers, and we don't mean apple. Last week the Chiefs had 6 of them, including 3 INT's thrown by Matt "Is He Really Still Starting?" Cassel and a couple of fumbles coughed up by Jamaal Charles. Mind you, Charles can still run and has shown no ill effects from his ACL tear of last year. The guy is a beast, and given just a little bit of room he's more than capable of ripping off a long run on any play of the game. Dwayne Bowe is our other offensive superstar and bright spot, and outside of double-teaming the guy on every play there's really no way to stop him, and even that might not work because he really can be "just that good" when he's on.
On defense the Chiefs have a plethora of talent, but it hasn't been showing too much of late, other than the last half of the game against the Saints, a game in which the Chiefs held the Saints to just about nothing for most of the second half while coming from behind to win with a million field goals. Sure, Harbaugh says the Chiefs are "capable of beating anyone" but Chiefs fans know the truth: the Chiefs end up beating themselves more often than not with little or no outside help. Sure, there's the old "Any Given Sunday" and to be honest that's still true, and the Chiefs COULD actually rise up from the ashes and knock off the Ravens. It's possible. After all, David slew Goliath with a lucky rock from a slingshot, the Red Sox finally beat the Yankees and won a World Series, LeBron James won an NBA Championship and I once won $12 playing the lottery. Anything can happen, but it's more likely to happen if the Ravens forget to board the plane to Kansas City and miss the game altogether.
Wiley Coyote the Chiefs? Ask away, Ravens Nation, and we of the Falling Rocks will do our best to answer your questions with a stiff upper lip and an even stiffer drink. Cheers!