It's Week Four of the National Football League's 2006 regular season. Things have been tough. How’ve you been? Here's what happening with your Niners and Raiders for this October 1st.<
* San Francisco vs. Kansas City
Sunday, October 1, 2006. 10:00 AM, PST.
The Battle Of The Wounded
Both teams limp into this Week Four matchup having absorbed terrible personnel losses during the first part of this season. Personnel, not personal, though, of course, any injury is personal as well. Let's just move on, shall we?
Last week, our 49ers lost first round pick TE Vernon Davis with a broken leg and and RB Frank Gore to a rib injury on the same play, while Eagles' DT Mike Patterson ran Gore's goal-line fumble over 95 yards for a touchdown. It was The Saddest Play Ever. Things did not improve from there, despite the Niners fighting back as best they could.
But the Chiefs, hoo-boy, they have it worse in terms of who they've lost. Kansas City's fulcrum QB Trent Green sustained a horrific concussion in the first game of the season against Cincinnati. Without Green to manage their nimble passing game, the Chiefs become one-dimensional. Defenses can conceivably load the line of scrimmage against the KC running game, daring backup QB Damon Huard to put the ball in the air. Huard?! It's as though Ren And Stimpy named a quarterback. Who's afraid of Damon Huard? What is a Huard? Here at American Football Spectacular, our spellchecker just threw up.