Kansas City Chiefs: Do You Trust Them Yet?

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Nov 15, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs free safety Eric Berry (29) celebrates his interception with tight end Travis Kelce (87) in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Yep, the Chiefs have been red hot and on roll, even while dealing with injuries to a plethora of starters. Smith, Maclin, Kelce, Ware, and the defense have all looked great. And thankfully, Houston’s knee injury does not appear to be season-ending. So if the test is “What have you done for me lately?” then K.C. should probably be even higher on that list.

But I have still found myself bracing for something bad to happen. This last weekend against the Bills, the game was not broadcast where I was, but I followed the proceedings through the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen (and some checking online) intently. And the story that little scroll bar told me through the first quarter was horrible.

Not only was it showing the Bills winning in Arrowhead, it seemed to be showing Buffalo with possession every single time it came around. Honestly, I think I saw it indicate the Chiefs with possession once in the whole first quarter.

I watched and hoped for the comeback that eventually did materialize. But I was also preparing myself for the letdown. Waiting for that missed field goal right before half to come back and bite K.C. Or for the defense to allow a last second drive for the Bills. Thankfully, all that negative prep was for nothing, and I got a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend present from my favorite team.

The thing is that I still felt like I needed that negative preparation. Even after this team has played dominant football in the face of adversity. After finally beating Peyton Manning (and doing so thoroughly and in Denver I might add); after feasting on a Detroit Lions team that has played well since that game; and even after lambasting San Diego and holding them to only a field goal. All accomplishments that have this team carrying a lot of momentum into the home stretch of the season.

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