Trouble is brewing for both of Missouri’s NFL teams. The Chiefs have been swept by the hated Raiders for the first time since the ’80s. And the Rams have lost their two biggest offensive weapons to injury. Neither team has a running game or a defense. The Chiefs have not been able to run the ball all year. Elvis Grbac threw for 504 yards Sunday, but the Chiefs weren’t close to winning. They managed just 39 yards rushing. Even more disturbing, was the fact that they absolutely could not stop the Raider offense. Defense hasn’t been a problem before now. As for the Rams, their running game disappeared when Marshall Faulk’s knee locked up. The Rams were almost completely injury-free last year when they won the Super Bowl. Now, Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk are both gone for a month. If the Rams are fortunate, both will step back into the lineup for the stretch run and play like they normally do. But you never know. Marshall Faulk may not be the same player for a while. So with election day pending, let me say this: I like Marshall Faulk, I’ve seen him play, and Justin Watson is no Marshall Faulk.
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