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Brandon Pollard
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"My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here." -Jim Henson
"My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here." -Jim Henson

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Just for the record, the Chiefs are now the 2nd best team in the AFC by Elo rating AND have a 40% chance of winning the division.

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Some aspects of this article no longer apply because it was written a week ago. But it's a good read just the same. It's basically a reality check on all the overreactions that have happened recently.

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John Oliver shows us just how terrible the tobacco companies (still) are and gives Marlboro a new mascot! A must watch.

http://youtu.be/6UsHHOCH4q8

#JeffWeCan #Marlboro #DontBeAMaybe

I know we're a REALLY long shot to make the playoffs now, but if it's any comfort Inpredictable's algorithm still gives the Chiefs the 8th best GPF (Generic Points Favored) in the league. This is the number of points a team would be favored against a league average opponent at a neutral field.

http://stats.inpredictable.com/rankings/nfl.php

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The game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers will have a bigger impact on the Dolphins’ playoff chances than Miami’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens playoff chances actually improve with a Steelers victory over the Chiefs; this despite the fact that they are battling the Steelers for the division title. With nearly 150 percent of playoff “swing” at stake, the Chiefs-Steelers game figures to be one of the most important matchups this week.

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Played with the ESPN Playoff Machine a bit. It looks like it's incredibly likely we make the playoffs if we win all three remaining games and actually still fairly likely if we lose one of them as long as that one isn't week 17 against the Chargers. Fortunately we should have the tiebreaker over most teams.

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This is pretty fun to mess with.

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This is an incredible article about Priest Holmes. Absolutely a must read.

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I wanted to share this because I spent WAY too much time playing with the "Cumulative Margin of Victory" chart this weekend and thought you all may enjoy it as well.

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I recommend checking out more of the stories by The Race Card Project. They're really great, thoughtful discussions on race, but this one is particularly good. NPR must have agreed because they did three segments on it.
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