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Kansas City has done it by relying on an impressive rushing attack (160.7 yards per game, third in the NFL) and opportunistic special teams unit featuring rookie returners Dexter McCluster and Javier Arenas, emerging as the only AFC West team with a winning record.

The Chiefs are coming off a bye, which means they’ve had two weeks to prepare for Peyton Manning. Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel knows him well from being New England’s DC during the glory days of the Pats-Colts rivalry. But the Colts played well in their lone home game, and they will be focused here after losing at Jacksonville. They win big. The Chiefs are exposed some.

“Even if we went 4-0, I don’t think people would believe,” the 11-year veteran offensive lineman conceded. “I think it would take a lot more than 4-0.”

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