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Bill Barnwell on Chiefs: "Very little hope of beating the Broncos or anybody serious in the AFC"

Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning, and especially in the middle of the afternoon when things are starting to drag.  Here at Arrowhead Addict, we understand that for a Chiefs fan, coffee is simply not enough.

Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.

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–The Kansas City Chiefs have been the talk of the NFL, but they’re not the only team receiving some major attention for winning. The Peyton Manning led Broncos, a divisional foe mind you, are also undefeated, and they’re also looking very good in the process.

Many feel that the Broncos will be KC’s toughest test, and at least by the numbers, many are correct. The road to the division title will go through Denver, and if Kansas City wants to remain the toast of the NFL, they’ll eventually have to beat the elite-looking Broncos squad.

Not everybody is down on Kansas City’s chances of beating Denver though. Here’s what former NFL coach turned analyst Tony Dungy thinks, according to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star:

“I’m anxious to see (the Chiefs) play Denver, because they have the perfect formula,” Dungy said. “They can run the ball, they’re patient on offense, and defensively they can get pressure without going to maximum blitzes. They will give Denver all they can handle. I love that defense. They’ve got speed and athleticism and speed at every part of the defense.

“Kansas City has kind of snuck up on everybody, but they have had some great defensive players. The problem in the past was the offense was turning it over so much, they were never ahead in games. Now, you’re getting to see what this defense can do … The pass rush, in Arrowhead, with the noise, when you get ahead, if you have to throw, and the tackles can’t hear the snap count, you’ve got to go on a silent count, there are a lot of things that go in your favor.”

 –Bill Barnwell of isn’t as optimistic about the Chiefs chances against Denver or any upper echelon AFC team though:

The poor man’s 2011 49ers, the Chiefs never turn the ball over, play stifling defense with an incredible pass rush, dominate field position, and wait for you to make a mistake. It’s very clear this team is going to beat up every weak team on its schedule (and oh, there are still so many to come) and that it has very little hope of beating the Broncos or anybody serious in the AFC.

–The Chiefs have signed cornerback Vernon Kearney to the practice squad, according to a press release. Kearny is an undrafted free agent out of Lane College. He’s spent time with the Bills and Browns in 2013.

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