The way Kansas City started the year, it was hard to believe they were on the path to anything but a high pick in next year’s draft.
However, after outscoring their last 5 opponents by an average of 32 -13, they have managed to put together a 5 game winning streak, and have put themselves in a position to not only secure a wild card spot, but to make a solid bid to win the division outright.
After defeating the Buffalo Bills 30-22 today, their remaining opponents have a record of 20-35, with their toughest matchups coming from 2 games with the Raiders who are currently sitting at 5-6.
On the other hand, Denver’s opponents have a combined record of 36-28, and they face 3 opponents with at least 6 wins starting with the undefeated Patriots tonight. The Broncos got off to a torrid start to the season behind their defense who has cooled off drastically while losing 2 out of their last 3 games, including a 29-13 home loss to the Chiefs.
If the running game can continue to lead the way for this Chiefs offense, who also got solid performances from QB Alex Smith (255 yds, 2 TDs,) WR Jeremy Maclin (9 rec, 160 yds, 1 TD), and TE Travis Kelce (4 rec, 69 yds, 1 TD) the sky is the limit for this team. If the defense can continue to play shutdown footbal, the Chiefs will be an absolute nightmare for anyone who dares to get in their way.