The results are in and the
loserswinners of the Great MHR vs AP Defense Challenge are.....
Straight to the final totals, folks.
Metric #1: Yards per Possession: BRONCOS WIN. Thanks to yesterday's absolute smackdown of the Raiders (check out the pre-garbage time numbers from yesterday -- 81 yards, 0 points), the Broncos gave up very nearly 100 yards PER GAME less than the Chiefs over the 8 games of the Challenge. True domination, but more thanks to a Chiefs defense that started leaking like a sieve about mid-season than a dominant Denver defense.
Metric #2: Points per possession: BRONCOS WIN. This was a little bit closer, but still, the Broncos allowed 33 less points in 2 less possessions.
Metric #3: Turnover percentage: CHIEFS WIN.
BRONCOS WIN THE CHALLENGE, 2-1.
A couple of quick thoughts on yesterday's games
First of all, are you kidding me? The Dolphins fold (no surprise), Ravens fold (not a huge surprise, Cincy is a tough place to win), and the Chargers need overtime and a bad call to beat the Chiefs' second stringers?
The Chiefs' second string puts up better numbers against Phillip Rivers IN San Diego IN a playoff-type game than the Chiefs' first string puts up in Kansas City five weeks ago?
And as for the Chiefs, they finish the season with one -- count them, ONE! -- win against a team with a winning record this year (KC 26, Philadelphia 16 way back when) and now head into the playoffs having lost 5 of their last 7 games.
Finally, as far as the Broncos are concerned, their Week 17 clinic looked eerily similar to last year's 38-3 beatdown of the Chiefs in Week 17. Of this you can be sure, though: Don't expect this Broncos team to get overconfident heading into the playoffs in two weeks. I certainly won't be!
DC Chiefs Fan, this one's for you
OK, guys, you remember the original terms of the bet: Winners choose profile photos and tag lines for the losers. I had originally put out an image from A Christmas Story, but I don't think everybody understood the reference, so I'm going to change and go easy on you:
I lost a bet to The Skipper Dude at MHR
It's been fun everybody! Now, on to the PLAYOFFS!!!!!