December 7, 2013 5:55 PM

Chiefs reach a crossroads in a season of the unexpected

For nine weeks, the Chiefs were an unstoppable force, winning games in almost every way imaginable. A five-game run of playing backup quarterbacks and downtrodden teams ended along with the winning. So did a relatively injury-free season when Houston suffered a subluxation of his right elbow two weeks ago against San Diego and offensive tackle Branden Albert hyperextended a knee last week against Denver. Since that 9-0 start, the Chiefs have not won a game in more than a month.

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