Going into last weekend's game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football, the Kansas City Chiefs were 9-0 and considered by many as the top team in the NFL.
@ArrowheadPride @JonHeathNFL this just in...Peyton is good. This also in, Chiefs are undefeated. #kcchiefs— John Lawson (@chiefapple) November 13, 2013
Welcome to 9-1 and second place in the AFC West, Kansas City.
Some pre-game predictions:
@JonHeathNFL Alex Smith attempts a pass over 30 yards— Mike G (@Bronco_Mike251) November 18, 2013
Can anyone confirm if this actually happened? I didn't notice.
@JonHeathNFL zoomed in shots of PFM's ankles will exceed points scored by the chiefs.— James McDowell (@jamesmcd1) November 17, 2013
The Chiefs scored 17 points, and though NBC may have not zoomed in on Manning's ankle on that many occasions, his injury status was certainly referenced throughout the game. James gets style points for his humor.
Those aren't mummy feat. Those are Peyton Manning's wrapped ankles. #KCvsDEN #SNF #Broncos pic.twitter.com/FDiMtUIgRb— Jon Heath (@JonHeathNFL) November 18, 2013
@JonHeathNFL List of things KC's offense will accomplish:— christina (@yeswhatisaygoes) November 17, 2013
Well played, well played, indeed.
@JonHeathNFL @OldSpice first half, low scoring. 2nd half, all #Broncos. Ends up 31-17 with @WesWelker & @DemaryiusT having fabulous day!— Krystal (@TheFriddle) November 15, 2013
You got Kansas City's score right, Krystal, and you were only six points off for Denver. Not too shabby.
@JonHeathNFL @OldSpice Broncos 27, Chiefs 13— Lindsay Martin (@LindsayMah10) November 15, 2013
So close! But I'm afraid we cannot give you a cigar.
@JonHeathNFL 27-14denver— Dimitry Konstantinov (@Dimitry7688) November 18, 2013
Unlike Krystal, Dimitry correctly predicted Denver's final score but missed Kansas City's by a field goal. You were the closest this week, Dimitry. Nice job.
Well, don't you look pretty stupid now.
@JonHeathNFL @OldSpice i have KC-42 DEN 28 #SNF #KCvsDEN— nassau74 (@NASSAU74) November 17, 2013
@JonHeathNFL you'll be adding to the IR after that 1 hit!— Frankie JG (@grrrzie17) November 14, 2013
This fan tweeted me all week noting that quarterback Peyton Manning would leave the game with an injury after being hit once. Had he been hit, maybe Peyton would have been injured, but Kansas City couldn't touch him.
@CJ_BroncosPFS @JonHeathNFL u mean that defence who hasn't conceded more than 17 in any game?— Frankie JG (@grrrzie17) November 14, 2013
Make that 27. And, uh, try "s" next time.
@JonHeathNFL tweet me on Sunday, when your QB is dead.— The Golden Child (@AndrewApache_) November 14, 2013
I actually forgot to tweet this guy on Sunday night. He'll be the first to hear from me when this story is published.
Stupid Denver Fans. I'd rather have Alex Smith that your hand me down injured getting old Peyton Manning ANY DAY!!!! #ChiefsKingdom— Chiefs 9-1!!! (@HsRnotEww11) November 15, 2013
Try "than" next time.
Yeah, about that pass rush . . .
I forgot Peyton Manning was injured too! Our D-line gone eat him up today!— Tommy J (@ThatDudeT_Byrd) November 17, 2013
Peyton Manning has only been sacked 13 times this year, but he’s fumbled 7 times (lost 5). On gimpy ankles, Chiefs D licking their chops.— Matt Di Nicolantonio (@di_nic) November 17, 2013
Big game tomorrow. So excited. Peyton manning to be sacked the most times in one game in his career by the @KCChiefs #CHIEFSKINGDOMINATION— Delbert Shoals, Jr. (@DelWithOneL) November 17, 2013
@lexipoo_15 I will & ima laugh Peyton manning get picked and sacked left and right.— Bell, Tyler. (@ThatNiggahTyler) November 17, 2013
#BoldPredictions Peyton Manning gets sacked a gazillion times in broncos loss— Nick Scibelli (@NCSscibelli) November 17, 2013
Peyton Manning is gonna get sacked 8 times and throw 2 picks for tds and the Chiefs D leads them to 10-0 #boldpredictions #number1Defense— Dylan Babcock (@superman_DylBab) November 17, 2013
I'm not sure if this the appropriate time to point and laugh or awkwardly look away and pretend it never happened before running to my friends and telling them all about it. I'll go with the latter, since that's what I'm doing in this post.
Peyton ended up going 24-of-40 for 323 yards and a score while being seemingly untouched by Kansas City's pass rush, playing the entire game without being sacked.
Fantastic job by Chris Clark and Orlando Franklin last night. (Meme via @ismaelrodela). pic.twitter.com/Xg9226s4T2— Jon Heath (@JonHeathNFL) November 18, 2013
Meanwhile, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was sacked three times.
What's lower than wishing an injury on a professional athlete?
@alizakirali2 better not beat me I hope Peyton manning gets injured— Asif Daredia (@daredia_asif) November 18, 2013
Forever hoping Peyton Manning gets injured.— B$AP (@DaSuperiorBryce) November 17, 2013
But I sure hope peyton manning gets injured tonight— Tyler Sinou (@tylersinou) November 18, 2013
Sad to say but Peyton Manning is getting injured today. I called it watch lol— Lucky Lucíano (@FvckStevenG) November 18, 2013
This might soumd messed up but I want peyton manning to get injured— 7 chainz (@BroiledFetus) November 18, 2013
I wanna see Peyton manning get injured— Jason Roop (@allen_roop) November 18, 2013
Patriots fans have followed suit.
I want Peyton Manning to get injured so the Patriots have a better chance of beating them next week— Smudge (@smudge6126) November 18, 2013
Peyton Manning is getting injured next week watch. we are coming for his head— Jean Stark (@Jnice2788) November 18, 2013
There were many of these tweets—sent from both Chiefs and non-Kansas City fans—leading up to and during the game on Sunday. As if wishing harm upon somebody wasn't bad enough, many of them were hoping to benefit from a potential injury in their fantasy football leagues.
Valuing a fantasy football league over another's personal health and well-being? Perfectly acceptable, right?
That is truly disgusting.
Speaking of fantasy football . . .
Started him last week, then cut him #sighRT @JonHeathNFL: Who started Montee Ball tonight in fantasy? #SNF— Jason McClary (@JMack0313) November 18, 2013
.@JonHeathNFL I started Ball in all 3 of my leagues!!!— Layne Krizek (@LayneKrizek) November 18, 2013
@JonHeathNFL oh oh I did!!!— carrie kassahn (@ceekayRN) November 18, 2013
@JonHeathNFL Told my sister to start him over Jamaal Charles. She is regretting not listening.— Stephen Sloan (@kawike7) November 18, 2013
Rookie running back Montee Ball scored 15 fantasy points in standard ESPN leagues. Starters Knowshon Moreno and Jamaal Charles each scored 7 points.
@JonHeathNFL I own the KC defense but have picked up the Broncos one to start this weekend.— Mike Birtwistle (@mikebirty) November 17, 2013
In standard ESPN leagues, Denver's defense scored 6 points; Kansas City scored -1. Great call, Mike!
There were many more great tweets sent this week, but that's all for now! Hit me up with your predictions next weekend and you could be featured in the next Tweetastic story.
Keep on tweetin', folks.