Five Reasons The Kansas City Chiefs Will Win On Monday Night

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Sep 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) pressures Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) in the second quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Patriots win 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

4. The Patriots Defense May Not Be As Good As It Looks On Paper

Going into week four the New England Patriots had allowed the fourth fewest points in the NFL at only 16.3 points per game and the third fewest yards at only 272.7 yards per game. So the Patriots and their fans can in fact claim that they have had one of the best defenses through the first three games of the season. However, when you dig a little deeper you definitely come up with some questions as to if the Patriots can maintain those rankings.

The Patriots have only allowed 16 points combined over the past two weeks. Those games came against the Oakland Raiders and a Minnesota Vikings team that was led by Matt Cassel and without Adrian Peterson. The Raiders are the worst offense in the NFL in both points and yards per game and going into this weekend the Vikings were the fourth worst in both those categories. The Vikings look much better now with Teddy Bridgewater at QB, but when they faced the Patriots Matt Cassel had one of his total meltdown games (that we Chiefs fans know so well) where he was picked off four times and sacked six.

The best offense that New England has faced thus far is Miami. Against the Patriots the Dolphins put up 33 points and 360 yards (including 191 yards rushing). Until their game on Sunday against the Raiders, that was their best offensive game of the season. The Dolphins had problems moving the ball against both the Bills and Chiefs and scored only 25 combined points against them compared to the 33 they put up against the Pats.

If you were to rank the Chiefs offense against the three teams that New England has already faced (Dolphins, Matt Cassel led Vikings, and the Raiders) I would have a hard time ranking them anywhere but first amongst those teams. The Patriots defense may look good on paper thus far, but there is reason to believe that those numbers may be greatly inflated by inferior opponents. If Jamaal Charles is healthy and Andy Reid calls a good game I believe the Chiefs will be able to put some points on the board.