This season there has been one main thing to haunt the Kansas City Chiefs, and I think we all know what that is.

Everyone thought this year the offense would stink without Tyreek Hill. That wasn’t right, as they are still one of the best in the league.

Usually, it would be the defense who around this time of year start to crumble. They are having one of their best stretches in terms of on-field production.

Instead, it’s the special teams, which is almost never a problem for the Chiefs. That unit has given the Chiefs nightmares, and can’t seem to stop shooting themselves in the foot play after play.

If you don’t seem to know what I’m talking about there is one game in particular that the Chiefs could blame the loss on the special teams alone.

In Week three, the Chiefs practically lost on a muffed punt by Skyy Moore, two missed field goals, and a missed extra point by backup kicker Matt Ammendola, to the Indianapolis Colts, something I’m sure many Chiefs fans have tried to wipe from their memory.

However, it seems that some of those mishaps are getting fixed as the season progresses. There definitely aren’t as many instances of the special teams units shooting themselves in the foot.

“Yeah, they’re getting better. There were a couple of hiccups last night, but there were some good plays too in there that helped us with field position. So, with every rep they get, they’re going to get better. And we do have, Matt (Derrick), a lot of young guys on the special teams.”

The special teams are something that people don’t often think about when it comes to something that can change a game, but they definitely can.

This group is young, so exactly what Reid said is right, they will only get better the more they do it. The Chiefs have made some moves too, like taking Skyy Moore off of punt return and putting Kadarius Toney back there.

Now they have Harrison Butker back as well, and while he may not be healthy right now, he will be eventually.

This isn’t something that fans should continue to worry about much, because, like Reid said, it’s getting better.

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