Chiefs vs. Giants: Reasons To Believe Kansas City Will Go 4-0

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Sound off Addicts, do you think that the Chiefs will stifle the Giants and make it to 4-0? Comment below.

Topics: Alex Smith, Defense, Donnie Avery, Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Chris Tarrants

    It would be nice to not only win the game but when given the opertunity that they go for the jugular and finish them off in style rather than playing down to their level and potentially allowing a comeback

    • Suzi Conger

      Chris, check out my post with the Terry Bradshaw film, ‘thank you, Alex Smith’…great film that demonstrates that Alex is very capable of big plays and racking up points…however he, like all QB’s need good OLine protection (more time than his current 2.5 sec/play and 5 sack/multi-pressured/hurried play allowance.), receivers that can separate and not drop good passes..the film is fun to watch. I look forward to our OLine improving so we can see these great big/deep plays again by Alex (I’m sure he would like it, too lol )

  • Arrowhead Magic

    While the Giants have been inconsistent at times, they have proven that are an incredibly resilient team. We should not underestimate this team. But given how we’re playing and how the Giants are playing, I would not be surprised to see a blowout similar to the one we handed Jacksonville.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      Agreed. Take them seriously, then go punch them in the mouth!

      • paul pace

        Here,here!!!

    • PunjabiPete

      Absolutely. The only way we lose this game is if we beat ourselves by thinking it’s a “scrimmage”. Victor Cruz is just as dangerous at 0-3 as he is at 3-0… we need to get off on the right foot, then mash that foot into the accelerator and not take it off.

  • RepOurChiefs

    Ive been over on the giants page and its pretty quiet. Man it feels good to be a Chief!

  • Palin13

    I wanted Alex as our QB more then anything. We have him. They are 3-0!! I would like the Chiefs to win all home games. But its gonna take a lot of hard work, and a heap of luck also. Donnie had a great game, Congrats Donnie. This is going to be a great year. What?? looks like the AFC West is starting to look like the West of old. Strongest Division in football. Can you imagine if the Hawks were back in the West. GOOOOOO! CHIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEFs!!

    • d-block

      I hated it when they moved the hawks to the nfc. they belong in the afc west.

      • Jordan

        Let em stay gone its a tough enough battle for the division title with manning and the broncs as it is

        • tokeman67

          That’s just the point. That was football. You had to be one tough hard nosed team to win that division. Besides Chief Fans don’t look just at one team. In the West on every team is a player who could change the game in a second. Elway, Craig, Zorn, Foutes, Lamonica, Dawson, Montana, Sandcastle, and coming soon Smith! and maybe a Peyton. That’s just QBs, that came to me. RB’s way to many, #1s..
          Just Gotta Love the CHIEFS!

    • Suzi Conger

      Have you seen the you.tube film (Terry Bradshaw), ‘Thank you, Alex Smith’ ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taDd19Bf2fM. It is very cool and exciting to see that Alex is very capable of big deep plays…as our OLine improves their presently inadequate pass/blocking,allowing Alex the time needed to execute deep passes and receivers to separate, I look forward to Alex, Jamaal and our receivers rackin’ up the points! Woo Woo

      • tokeman67

        That is a great film on Alex. TY

        • Suzi Conger

          YW, glad you enjoyed..CHIEFS!! Flatten the Giants Sunday!

  • todd

    Was this guy drunk while he wrote this? I’ve never seen an article with so many typos and grammatical errors.

    • jacati

      Yes you have and while we’re at it, was that the only thing you took away from the whole piece?

  • jacati

    Love the optimism Nick, but let’s not forget about special teams. Dustin Colquitt specifically. So far in 2013 he’s punted 21 times. 13 of those were dropped inside the 20. NFL best. Only 5 of those were returned for a combined 36 yards or 7.2 yards per return. Our ability to pin opponents deep has,for me, been really fun to watch this year. Especially with a defense that can get to the quarterback and or wreak havoc in the backfield. Chiefs Rule

  • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822'defer='defer' defer='defer upperturion

    This gm won’t be close, people. Certainly the Gints can put up a fight; but in reality the Chiefs will have to turn the ball over 3-plus times and seriously lay an egg for NY to come out on top here… The Giants O-line is porous and our crowd noise will not help them at all. Chiefs 31, Gints 10

    GO CHIEFS!!!

  • Suzi Conger

    Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taDd19Bf2fM “Thank you, Alex Smith (Terry Bradshaw)… Alex Smith is very capable of big plays/deep passes; he has not done so yet due to executing the WCO (per AReids instructions) , covered receivers, and the OLine is presently still inadequate allowing 5 sacks and multiple rush/pressured/hurried plays/passes. When the OLine improves and provides better pass protection and blocking for Alex and Jamaal/RB’s, this offense will score easily 20-35 pts/game; but it cannot be done with the penalties racked up by O, an average of only 2.5 sec/play for Alex to execute, receivers not gaining separation or dropping good passes. I have faith the OLine will improve, just hoping sooner than later…

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