Kansas City Chiefs Have the Winning Number

By Troy Alan
Denny Medley – USA Today Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL. They are playing some “prime time” football and number seventeen has been the difference between this year’s glowing Chiefs and last season’s muddy waters. I’m not alluding to the offseason acquisition of wide receiver Donnie Avery (No. 17), either.

Kansas City’s defense has not allowed an opponent to score more than 17 points this year. The Chiefs have won twice by just one point when they have tallied 17. Against both the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans, the final score was 17-16.

The last team to hold their first seven opponents to 17 or less was the ’06 Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore won the AFC North and received a first-round bye in the playoffs that year. They lost in the divisional round to the Indianapolis Colts, failing to win their 17th game.

The atomic number of chlorine is 17 and it is a member of the 17th group of the periodic table of elements known as the halogens. Chlorine is used to purify water, halogen gases to produce light. With the science of how this year’s Chiefs are looking so much better behind us, let’s move onto the math…

A prime number is one that cannot be evenly divided by any other positive number than one and itself. The Chiefs have eliminated the negatives this season and all three phases of their game have helped out the others at crucial moments.

Kansas City wraps up the second of a four-quarter season tomorrow against the Cleveland Browns. It’s still early in the equation, but if you add up the first four prime numbers (2, 3, 5, 7) you’ll reach a sum of, you’ve gotta be kidding me… 17.

It’s impossible in the NFL to win 17 games without winning in the playoffs and the Chiefs haven’t done that since 1993 (the year I graduated high school.) It’s been a long time. If they do it this year I’m going to the casino and putting money down on “Red 17”.

It doesn’t exist. Number 17 on a roulette wheel is black, but I have seen crazier things happen.

Troy Alan is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TRantMedia or “Like” him on Facebook

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