Is is coming up on week 4 in the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs are off to their best start in 3 years.
The Chiefs are 3-0 and are turning a lot of heads so far this season. This team currently leads the league in takeaways, while not giving the ball up during the first three games, and are tied with the Broncos for 1st in the AFC West.
This Sunday the Eli Manning lead New York Giants come to Arrowhead to face the Chiefs. The Giants are coming off of their worst start since 1996 at 0-3, and coming into Arrowhead where the Chiefs stopped the Cowboys just a couple of weeks ago does not look for the struggling Giants. Will the Chiefs make it 4-0 after this week? Here are a few reasons that that Chiefs will win this Sunday.
1. Mistake free football
The Chiefs are playing the best football they have played in a really long time. Quarterback Alex Smith has been a major upgrade over Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn. Smith may not throw the ball deep, but he is an effective leader and does not make mistakes. The offense has not turned the ball over once, there has been some close calls, but the Chiefs remain mistake free in the NFL
2. The Defense is stellar
The Kansas City Chief defense is in the top 5 in the league. Justin Houston has been on fire this season as he leads the entire NFL in sacks with 7.5 total. If he is able to keep this pace up, and facing the Giants who gave up 7 last week, he will break the single season sack record. They have also been able to not only stop opposing offenses, but create turnovers that have resulted into two defensive scores. The Giants have a lot of issues up front and if the Chiefs continue the type of pressure we have seen so far this year, look for Manning to be in a lot of trouble come Sunday.
3. Efficient offense
The Chiefs may not be the quickest scoring team in the league but they have been efficient. In the game against the Eagles they were able to convert on some key third down situations that kept the clock running and helped give them the win. They know how to score, Jamaal Charles has been a key in the offense, and while Dwyane Bowe has not see a lot of production, Donnie Avery has stepped up and is becoming a good target for Smith. So look for the offense to continue to move the ball effectively, and that will lead to points for the Chiefs
These reasons alone are good enough to say that the Chiefs are going to come away with the “W” this weekend, however there is another factor. The Giants are playing sloppy football. Eli Manning is leading the league in interceptions and with Eric Berry and Sean Smith in the secondary it could be a bad day for Manning.
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