“All the competing, all the hard work in practice, you can see it paying off right now,” said Flowers, in his third year. “We’re definitely showing people we’re not the same team as last year. We’ve got a whole new coaching staff, new players. We’ve just got to keep it going.”
“Going into Sunday, those were the two teams I really didn’t believe in that were undefeated,” he said. “After watching [Sunday], I kind of believe in Kansas City because they look like they’ve really started to turn things around. They make you blink your eyes, and maybe it’s that you didn’t pay a lot of attention to them the last couple years.
“That’s a critical part of this,” Haley said Monday. “A critical part of becoming a good team is the ability to focus on the task at hand, not getting too caught up in the past or the future. I think there’s some definite good to that.”