Kansas City Chiefs: 8 Takeaways From Week 7’s Heart-Pounding Thriller

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1. The Chiefs’ Season Is Far From Over

Oct 19, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Prior to Week 7, Kansas City’s opponents flaunted a 62.9 win percentage—a far cry from that of its next three opponents (35 percent).

Furthermore, the Chiefs have been the visitors in four of their six games. Two of their next three reside in the ear-bleeding madhouse known as Arrowhead.

All that being the case, it’s entirely possible that Kansas City could approach Week 11 with a 6-3 record.

Modern sports are a world shrouded with overreaction, which is why (some) onlookers wrote off the Chiefs’ playoff aspirations after Week 5.

After Week 6? A change in tone.

The ride hasn’t ended. If anything, after Week 7’s win, the reality appears to be just the opposite.

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