At some point you have to stop calling it a coincidence. One of the biggest factors to the Kansas City Chiefs’ undefeated season is consistent strong finishes. Through nine games, Kansas City has outscored their opponents in the fourth quarter 70-17 and they haven’t allowed any scoring in the fourth in four-straight games.
It’s difficult to pinpoint the cause of finishing strong, but Andy Reid shared some ideas via the team website:
“Well, I always come back to your trainer and your strength coach. They’re the ones that condition these guys and keep them where they can be strong in the fourth quarter. I also think it’s a mindset in the players. They feel confident at that time that they’re going to get it done. I think it probably goes back to the trust factor in one another.”
Reid gave a thorough answer to a very complicated question. Conditioning, coaching, confidence, trust, unity and positivity are all in the mix according to Reid. However they’re getting it done, they’ll need to keep it up as their schedule will see a big upgrade in competition after the bye week. No opponent has outscored the Chiefs in the fourth quarter this season, and the strong finishes are going to need to keep on coming if Kansas City wants to prove to their many doubters that they aren’t pretenders.