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If You Thought The Kansas City Chiefs Would Be The Only Unbeaten Team Left, You’re Lying

Submitted by on October 22, 2013 – 8:56 amNo Comment


Who could have possibly predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs would be the last unbeaten team standing in the NFL? If you are raising your hand, you should be ashamed of yourself because you are a big, fat liar. Sure, the Chiefs stood to be one of the more vastly improved teams in the league with the addition of Alex Smith at quarterback and Andy Reid as the head coach. But nobody figured that they would be 7-0 on the season.


But with the Denver Broncos dropping their first game to the Indianapolis Colts, they are the last unbeaten team standing. But are they really as good as their record suggests?

This season the Chiefs have beaten Jacksonville, Dallas, Philly, the New York Giants, Tennessee, Oakland and Houston. Those teams aren’t exactly a murderers row of NFL squads. They are a combined 11-29. Ouch. That’s not saying much. They have given up a league best 81 points (or just over 11 ppg). But considering that they have two winless teams on their schedule and only one team with a winning record, this, again, isn’t saying much for Kansas City. Their offense isn’t all that great either. They average 24 points per game but that is more due to their defense than their offense that ranks 26th in passing and 12th in rushing.

Throughout their unbeaten streak, nothing too surprising has come up. Jamaal Charles being healthy is perhaps the most significant. Alex Smith has been solid but has struggled to get Dwayne Bowe integrated into the offense. They don’t look very impressive, but they get the job done. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a team with a solid defense and a limited offense make waves on their way to the Super Bowl. The Baltimore Ravens did it in 2000 with Trent Dilfer under center and the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the big dance with Brad Johnson at quarterback, Michael Pittman at running back and Keyshawn Johnson barely breaking the 1000 yard plateau at receiver.

Surely, Kansas City has a better offense than that. Ultimately, they win because they limit their mistakes while capitalizing on the other team screwing up. They have yet to really be tested, though, and this dream season could be turned upside down when they play the Broncos.

So maybe this 7-0 record is more of a smokescreen than a reality check. With Cleveland and Buffalo on the schedule next, it is not unlikely that they will head into the bye week as a 9-0 team. However, their real test will come as soon as they return from that bye week to face the Denver Broncos in a divisional matchup with the stakes of being #1 on the line.

Until then, we’ll continue to watch.

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