But that's exactly what happened in Jacksonville on Sunday as the Chiefs lost their fourth game of the season 22-16 and their season is on the brink of disaster.
The day was looking prosperous when quarterback Trent Green avoided a sack with Greg Favors and Rob Meier draped around him. Just before both knees touched the ground, Green completed a shuffle pass to Priest Holmes. Holmes would go sideline to sideline, and follow the blocking of Tony Gonzalez into the end zone to give the Chiefs at 16-14 lead with 4:45 to play in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs would then go on to give the game away.
In less than a second, Lawrence Tynes took the momentum away from the Chiefs and gave Jacksonville a chance to win. Tynes clanked the extra point attempt off the right goal post to hold the Kansas City lead at just two points. The Jaguars took over at their own 24 yard line, only to turn the ball over on an incomplete pass on 4th and 1 from their own 33. The Chiefs defense had held. Just 3:47 remained in regulation
For the second time in a matter of minutes, it looked as if Kansas City would improve their record to 2-3. Al Saunders called three consecutive runs with Priest Holmes that would net nine yards, setting up a 42 yard field goal attempt by Lawrence Tynes. The snap was good, the kick was up...and sailed wide right.
Results were another bad kick by another bad Kansas City Chiefs kicker.
"I let 60 other guys down today," Tynes said. "I missed them. I didn't get the job done. It's unacceptable in this league."
Not only did the miss cost the Chiefs a five-point lead, it left Jacksonville with the ball at their own 33 yard line with 2:16 to play. The Jaguars were alive again.
Byron Leftwich completed six of seven passes on the Jags final drive, including his second touchdown pass of the game. The second-year quarterback hit Cortez Hankton on a 14-yard touchdown strike. A successful two-point conversion gave the Jaguars a 22-16 lead. A lead that would hold up after the Chiefs could not find the end zone in the final 40 seconds.
Once again the Chiefs defense couldn't make a stop when it really mattered. The Special Teams let them down as Lawrence Tynes took four points away from his teammates on Sunday. Not enough points to give the Chiefs a win, but it sure would have helped.