The Kansas City chiefs, a team finally enjoying the fruits of its hard labor. Although it took them quite a while, the City Chiefs are finally on their feet and at the heights they expected to be. Come January we expect to see them a top the AFC West division. Although the Broncos led by Peyton Manning transfer have dominated the division The Kansas chiefs are the hottest pro-football franchise currently and have a winning streak in more than four of their previous games.
Like many other team’s week 1 and week 2 where not as fair to the chiefs with struggles, a fourth quarter collapse and a late fumble by Jamaal Charles allowing the Denver Broncos the lead. They lost four other games most notably the Chicago bears duel held at their home ground in which they blew a 14-point halftime lead.
Tables turned for them after with a winning streak of five games exhibiting no offense losses and defense dominance. Their quarterback has also been on point exhibiting careful aggressive and very tough defense strategies for the Kansas chiefs.
Currently Andy Reid and the Kansas City chiefs are holding a wild card place and much more.
Here is why?
Come January the AFC West have an irresistible opening to add to their five game winning streak and deflate the Denver Broncos. The easy schedule that they face will allow them to stockpile wins, putting the squeeze on Denver’s results. Such intense scrutiny can lead to a losing streak, and the Chiefs will be waiting to take advantage. The AFC West is far from over, and Kansas City is most definitely in the race.
The simply have to run the table but to their astonishing luck all teams they are scheduled against don't have a winning record. Four of their remaining games will be played at Arrowhead Stadium. They have a game against Cleveland Browns, two against Oakland Raiders, one against Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers. Buffalo Bills are the only opponents and actually the next that the chiefs are facing to reach .500 but not above.
The Broncos have a three game advantage over the Kansas chiefs. On the brighter side the broncos schedule is nothing easy and the games simple offer hope to the chiefs.
They will face a tough and confidence building San Diego chargers and host resurgent Oakland Raiders exhibiting a lot of offensive heat. Given this it is reasonable to project the Denver Bronco's will lose a game here.
The other two games for Denver are away to Pittsburgh and at home to the Bengals. Both are very difficult games, and Denver will need to win at least one to hold on to their AFC West dominance. The Chiefs need the Broncos to lose a few games. The schedule is not easy and does provide trouble for the current leaders of the AFC West.
Andy Red is a seasoned coach. He has instilled an urge to win in his players and also knows how to win division titles. It is Reid who has led this team’s dramatic recovery, and is now looking up at the Broncos. His play calling has improved significantly in recent weeks, and it is clear to see that his players wholeheartedly believe in his coaching.
However, not only is Andy Reid a reason to see the Chiefs atop of Denver come Week 17. General manager John Dorsey has produced an outstanding roster and his drafting is not complete. However, the number of acquisitions from opposing practice squads that have paid off is unbelievable. And this year, the depth that Dorsey has developed has come to fore, with the running back being a prime example. The Chiefs have an excellent coach and a top quality administration, from top to bottom, and it is this that will lead them to the AFC West title.
it would be surprising if the Chiefs lost another game between now and the end of the season, and when a team gets on a running streak, oftentimes results elsewhere fall in to place. Kansas City is relying on a favor from other sides. However, the easy schedule that they face will allow them to stockpile wins, putting the squeeze on Denver’s results. Such intense scrutiny can lead to a losing streak, and the Chiefs will be waiting to take advantage. The AFC West is far from over, and Kansas City is most definitely in the race.