The Kansas City Chiefs’ undefeated streak may be over, and nobody likes to lose, but the truth of the matter is that this team still has a lot of football left to play.
Listen folks, this was just one game and the Chiefs only have one loss. If I told you a year ago that the Chiefs would be 9-1 midway through November you would have thought I was crazy, but you would have certainly taken that result, right?
Denver is a tough team, and they played better than the Chiefs Sunday night. They deserved to win that game, but Kansas City did some good things as well. Credit where it is due.
Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid talked a bit about the experience of playing in Denver, and how Kansas City can improve moving forward.
“Listen, this is as tough as an environment you’re going to play at up there. This is a good football team that you’re going to play against,” he said
“It’s a great experience and the positive part is that you’re going to learn from this and become a better football team than you were going in. We’re going to need to be that coming up this week.”
“We’re going to see some similar things offensively from San Diego and their defense; they’re going to blitz and bring people from all over the place,” Reid explained. “We’re going to be challenged in that same way and it’s important that we learn from this right here and bring ourselves back a stronger football team.”
“I had a chance to talk to the guys last night after the game and they understand that which is a plus,” he said. “This is a tough minded group, and they understand.”
“As coaches, we know we need to put our guys in better positions to utilize all of those strengths and we’re going to do a better job of that, Reid said. “All of us working together, that’s what a team is, all of us working together to become better as a whole unit. Time’s yours.”
Kansas City’s learning experience has to be a quick one. The Chiefs play a tricky 4-6 San Deigo Chargers team coming up next and then welcome the Broncos to Arrowhead for a rematch in Week 13.