Kansas City Chiefs' Defense Key to Undefeated Season

By Greg Higgins
Sean Smith
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Nobody could have predicted the Kansas City Chiefs would be 9-0 after nine weeks into the NFL season, and yet that’s where we are. The Chiefs are the only undefeated team left. It’s a far cry from being the worst team in the NFL, which they were last year. Andy Reid and Alex Smith have done what they can to turn the team around.

Perhaps it’s not the offense that should be noticed but the defense. The Chiefs have yet to allow an opponent to score more than 17 points in a game this year. This trend continued on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills only scored 10 points despite gaining 470 yards of offense.

The Chiefs took advantage of three turnovers from Buffalo and turned them into 17 points, including a 100-yard interception return and a fumble return for a touchdown. Reid has his defense playing at a high level. Despite giving up a lot of yards to Buffalo, they were able to cause turnovers and capitalize on them when needed.

The Chiefs’ defense will be tested in a couple of weeks when they play the Denver Broncos. Up until now they haven’t had to play an offense as explosive as the Broncos. They did play the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2 and they have shown the ability to be explosive. Other than that, though, they really haven’t been tested much. The Chiefs don’t have an explosive offense so they will need the defense to step up and keep them in games. If they get too far behind, the offense may not be able to catch up in enough time.

Greg Higgins is an NFL contributor for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter: @greghiggins457, Like him on Facebook, and add him to your network on Google.


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