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5 Reasons Why Kansas City Chiefs Are Undefeated in Week 6

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5 Reasons Why the Kansas City Chiefs Are Undefeated in Week 6

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The Kansas City Chiefs scraped by the Tennessee Titans thanks to huge plays by their defense and special teams, as well as just enough from their offense when it mattered. After the victory in Nashville, the Chiefs find themselves with an undefeated record at 5-0. They have already doubled their win total from last season, and don’t’ look to be slowing down any time soon.

If you had said at the beginning of the season that Kansas City would be undefeated going into Week 6 of the 2013 NFL season, you would have been either crazy, a liar or Andy Reid. Who could have predicted that, after being abandoned by the Philadelphia Eagles, Reid would lead one of the most successful teams in the NFL? All the pieces have come together for Reid this year for the Chiefs, and they may be able to remain undefeated for a while longer.

Kansas City plays the Oakland Raiders next, followed by the Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs are the favorites against all three of those teams, but all three also have the talent and the ability to pull off upsets. If they win those three games, they could meet up with an also undefeated Denver Broncos team in an AFC West showdown.

The Chiefs have surprised everyone by still being undefeated this far into the season, but can they continue to do everything right in the upcoming games?

Here are five reasons why Kansas City has been able to remain undefeated going into Week 6.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google.

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5. Jake Locker's Injury

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In all reality, the Tennessee Titans had the Chiefs beat. The Titans showed up on defense and if it wasn’t for a huge mistake by Tennessee’s special teams, they would’ve won despite Jake Locker's injury. Ryan Fitzpatrick is a turnover machine and once again showed that he doesn’t handle pressure well. If Locker had been leading the Titans, Kansas City may be looking at a 4-1 record rather than 5-0.

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4. Eric Berry

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You might as well already give Berry a Pro Bowl spot. He’s playing out of his mind this year and shows up on every defensive play.

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3. Andy Reid

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What Andy Reid has at Kansas City is the defense he’s always wanted and the quarterback he’s always wanted. He’s turned this team from the bumbling Chiefs of a year ago into an early-season sleeper to make it to the Super Bowl in his first season with the team.

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2. Defense

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This defense gives 100 percent on every play. They just don’t slow down and they never give up. The Chiefs have the type of gritty defense needed to make it deep into the NFL playoffs.

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1. Alex Smith

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Alex Smith is playing top-notch football. He’s accurate, consistent and makes extremely important throws late in games. He is the type of quarterback that you aren’t going to get 500 yards every game from, but can manage a game so well that he’s more valuable than a better passing QB.