The Chiefs are somehow playing amazing football

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Nov 15, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) reacts following the win over the Denver Broncos. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 29-13. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

But then, coming fresh off of the BYE week, they managed beat the Broncos in Denver and the Chargers in San Diego by a combined total score of 62-16 in consecutive weeks. Those wins were impossible to ignore, especially since it was K.C.’s first victory over Manning since he became a Bronco. But the Chiefs were still only .500, and the upcoming contest against Buffalo looked like a great trap game.

But even though Kansas City trailed until the third quarter, and let the Bills remain uncomfortably close until later in the fourth, they took care of business when they needed to. The same can be said for the game in Oakland – a game where just about anything can happen regardless of each team’s record.

The Chiefs never had the lead until there were less than eight minutes left in the game. And gave Oakland a 91 percent chance of winning early in the fourth quarter. But Kansas City held their resolve and managed to win by a comfortable 14 points.

After all of that, I have run out of excuses . . . again. Only this time I am happy about it.

As I noted at the top of the article, the Chiefs would have to lose out in order to have a losing season this year. And the games they have left are all incredibly winnable.

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