With their recent win over the Dallas Cowboys, it may be safe to say that the Chiefs are back atop the mountain of the AFC. Winning on Sunday afternoon means Kansas City will stay in first place in the AFC West, but also is a game back of the number one seed in the AFC.
Not only that, but the Tennessee Titans’ loss on Sunday to the Houston Texans, makes the road to the number one seed that much easier. However, the Chiefs still have to get there first.
Their next few games should not be as hard as the last few. However, no one knows yet with this team. Kansas City is starting to show that they can play at the level they have before, even against big-time teams like the Dallas Cowboys.
The Chiefs beat the Cowboys, move on to the bye week
The Chiefs got a tough part of their schedule out of the way, in a good way. With four of their last five opponents all being playoff teams as the current standing sit, the Chiefs walked out of that situation 4-1.
How did they do it? Well, their defense played a huge role. Yes, maybe they got lucky with Aaron Rodgers being out. However, Kansas City still got the job done.
To start, let’s quickly mention how the offense looked spectacular in the first half with 16 points in just the first two quarters. You might be thinking that that isn’t much. However, the Cowboys have a pretty stout defense, so to hold them to three, and score 16 is a big deal.
The Chiefs also made some huge plays on special teams, some that we are used to, and some that we are not. Harrison Butker made two field goals, and one extra point, with one of the field goals being from 53 yards away. Then, Butker had a 31-yard punt that pinned Dallas inside the five-yard line, on what was a fake field goal.
This team has shown resilience over the last few weeks, and no one can dispute that. If they keep this up, the Chiefs may end back up in the super bowl, where they belong.
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