Week four was something of the norm for the Chiefs, meaning, they gave the fans something good to feel about as they have the last few years. Getting back into the win column was so important for this team.
This week four matchup with the Eagles was almost a must-win for the Chiefs. When you think about it, being at the bottom of the division like this one is tough. With how good the other teams are, it will be even more difficult to reclaim that top spot.
If the Chiefs would have kept playing as they have, who knows if they win this game. Kansas City changed up their game plan a bit and did something different to help them get this win.
The Chiefs changed gameplan against the Eagles
Kansas City has always been known for its lethal offense. However, since Jamaal Charles, they have not had a dynamic running game. Most of their offense stems from the passing game, where they have the best quarterback in football, the best tight end, and one of the best receivers.
As of late, the offense that they are used to has not been working as efficiently as they would like. Therefore, it is only right that one of the best offensive minds in football changes things up, and that’s exactly what Andy Reid did on Sunday.
The Eagles have been terrible at defending the run this year, much like the Chiefs. So Kansas City put their first-round running back to good use on the ground and ran it up.
In week one, the Browns only allowed the Chiefs to rush for 73 yards, which is only five better than the Ravens did the next week. Last week, the Chiefs upped the intensity a bit and ran the ball for 170 yards. This week, they exploited the Eagles and rushed for 200 yards on the ground.
The Chiefs do not have the identity of a running team, so opponents may not expect it. Not only were they more successful running the ball on Sunday, but the running game also opened up the play-action ability as well.
The Chiefs will need to continue to be dynamic on offense against the Bills. Buffalo has a great all-around defense, and the one-dimensional passing game may not work on its own.
If the Chiefs play like this, they may be able to get a big win on Sunday night football. A win like that would only help them work their way back up the AFC West standings.
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