Will NFL aficionados ever tire of this season’s debate regarding how good the Kansas City Chiefs really are, and about whether they deserve their 9-0 record along with their “last remaining undefeated team” status?
Regardless of how easy their schedule has been and how shaky they may have looked recently against teams like the Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills, the fact remains that they continue to win. Time will tell how steadily they can continue to deliver the big W, but they’ve been doing what they need to do to keep going do far. They deserve their No. 1 ranking.
Next up for the Chiefs after their current bye week: Peyton Manning and the 7-1 Denver Broncos. As the Chiefs continue on their collision course against the Broncs on Nov. 17 in Denver for one of the most anticipated games this year, it’s speculated that the Chiefs may find it more difficult to keep making the winning look so easy in the second half of the season.
The Chiefs certainly have some chinks in their armor, but they are fixable flaws considering the strength of the team as a whole as well as the caliber of solid playmakers on their roster. Particularly of note are the Chiefs’ No. 8-ranked defense, unpredictable-but-effective quarterback Alex Smith and running back Jamaal Charles, to name a few). In addition, the bye week gives the coaching staff many opportunities to address pertinent issues needing improvement.
For the Chiefs, learning from past mistakes and applying them to the now and future is where they need to focus. The game against the Broncos will no doubt be an interesting one to watch. Sure, the Chiefs have room for improvement. But how surprised will Denver fans be if the November 17 game turns out not to be the smackdown they are hoping for?