Who would have thought that the Kansas City Chiefs would be the last team standing at an undefeated record after seven weeks? 7-0 is pretty outstanding for a team that only came up with two victories all of last year. Head coach Andy Reid deserves more credit than could ever be properly given, as he has his team performing at an elite level.
As the Chiefs prepare for week eight, they just learned some news that should make the defense in particular quite excited. The Cleveland Browns will be starting Jason Campbell in place of Brandon Weeden against the Chiefs, showing a sign of true desperation in a game where they take on the NFL’s best.
The Chiefs are allowing less than 195 yards passing per game, good for third in the league right now. Kansas City has 35 sacks on the season as a team, 10 from Justin Houston and nine from Tamba Hali. Is there any hope for Campbell and the Browns? Probably not.
In a matchup that is one of the most lopsided we’ve seen this year, the Chiefs could wind up feasting on Campbell this week — actually, it’s a virtual guarantee. Campbell is way past his prime playing days and his accuracy is definitely not where it should be.
With the way the Chiefs’ defense is playing this season, the Browns don’t stand a chance. The pass rush will be too strong, Campbell will have pressure in his face all game long and is bound to turn the ball over a couple of times.
Cleveland’s only hope is that their defense can lock down an offense that has been on of the league’s most efficient — again, probably not going to happen. It looks like Cleveland is going to be responsible for giving Kansas City their eighth win of the year and continuing the perfection that is the Chiefs’ 2013 season.