The Raiders are from from a playoff team, but it is not every day that a QB throws for five touchdown passes. That is exactly what Smith did, along with throwing for 287 yards. He also completed 17 of 20 passes. Not a bad day.
The Chiefs are now 11-3 on the season and could still find themselves at the top of the AFC come playoff time. I am not saying it will be easy, but it is still possible. Unfortunately for Kansas City, the Denver Broncos are also 11-3, but they have also beaten the Chiefs two times on the year.
The team will have to close out the year by playing the Indianapolis Colts and the San Diego Chargers. They already lost to the Chargers a few weeks ago at home and will have to play them on the road this time around.
Smith is not going to throw five touchdown passes on a regular basis or anything close to it, but he is still a very solid quarterback and he reminded us of that today. It helps that he has a very solid team backing him up. You know, since Smith and co. are tied for the second best record in the NFL and all.
The Broncos’ two wins over the Chiefs speak pretty loudly, but Kansas City is still good enough to win a championship this year. Like it or not, this team should be feared come playoff time.