Sweet Sixteen

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I decided to play March Madness with the Chiefs players based on their approximate value as determined by the franchise encyclopedia.  I took the top 128 players and placed them in a bracket and advanced the better player.  Here are the sweet sixteen.

# 65 Patrick Mahomes vs # 17 Otis Taylor

Mahomes eliminated the # 1 seed Jim Tyrer

Taylor edged Tamba Hali to advance this far

Winner: Patrick Mahomes


# 2 Will Shields vs # 50 Justin Houston

Shields took out Priest Holmes

Houston defeated Neil Smith

Winner: Will Shields


# 3 Len Dawson vs # 19 Tim Grunhard

Dawson took out back to back kickers – Stenerud and Lowery

Grunhard took out back to back safeties – Barbaro and Cherry

Winner: Len Dawson


# 29 Travis Kelce vs # 13 Derrick Johnson

Kelce edged out Bobby Bell

Johnson eliminated Albert Lewis

Winner: Travis Kelce


# 37 Jamaal Charles vs # 12 Tony Gonzalez

Charles edged out Johnny Robinson by the slimmest of margins

Gonzalez dominated John Alt

Winner: Tony Gonzalez


# 6 Derrick Thomas vs # 54 Tyreek Hill

DT knocked out Eric Fisher as he would have in real life

The Cheetah ran past Henry Marshall

Winner: Derrick Thomas


# 7 Buck Buchanon vs # 10 Emmitt Thomas

The only matchup with no upsets – Buchanon tops Chris Jones

Thomas took out Elvis Grbac and Eric Berry early in the contest

Winner: Buck Buchanon


# 25 Brian Waters vs # 9 Willie Lanier

Waters outmuscled Ed Budde

Lanier sacked Trent Green and defeated Willie Roaf by a very narrow margin

Winner: Willie Lanier

Here will be the Elite Eight (another fan post sometime tonight)

# 65 Patrick Mahomes vs # 9 Willie Lanier

# 2 Will Shields vs # 7 Buck Buchanon

# 3 Len Dawson vs # 6 Derrick Thomas

# 29 Travis Kelce vs # 12 Tony Gonzalez

Please post your thoughts about where I messed up or ask about who defeated your favorite player in the bracket.

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01/20/2021 10:12 am

I’m surprised Houston defeated Smith. And what the heck was Grbac doing in there?

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