K.C. Chiefs: Now we’re talkin’

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Nov 15, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Ron Parker (38) intercepts a pass intended for Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer (14) during the second half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Chiefs won 29-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Within the AFC division, the Chiefs primary rival, the Denver Broncos, look more vincible than ever. Since beginning the season 7-and-0, the men of Mile High have sunk to a 3-and-3 low. When you’re playing with the confidence of .500 football and have essentially a first year starter playing in only his 5th start tomorrow, in Pittsburgh, it doesn’t take Nostradamus to predict the high likelihood of a loss. The obvious focal point for many in that game will be the Steelers #2 offense vs. the Broncos #1 defense. But it will likely have more to do with Denver’s #18 passing offense vs. Pittsburgh’s #31 passing defense. However, the Steelers should be able to totally shut down the Broncos running attack and force them into passing situations that will allow them to blitz and keep novice QB Brock Osweiler under constant pressure.

Since the Chiefs will be facing the 4-and-9 Ravens, who are caught in the… what’s worse, dying by an avalanche or an earthquake… dilemma of starting either Jimmy Clausen or Matt Schaub, I’ll save you the cash and call to Dionne Warwick’s hot-line in helping you ”intuit” the outcome of this one. Besides, it now looks like Clausen is the man, and by “the man” I mean, the man with a 1-and-18 record… the man with 5 career TDs and 12 INTs… and the man with a 53.6 completion percentage. Consequently, the Chiefs could be only one game out of first place by Sunday evening.

Now we’re talkin’!

Beyond the Denver Broncos, the Chiefs stars are aligning well as they’re heading into the playoffs.

The Jets, at 8-5, have one of the toughest remaining schedules:

@ Dallas (4-9)

Vs. New England (11-2)

@ Buffalo (6-7)

While the Cowboys may not appear to be a tough out with Matt Cassel at the helm some are predicting that Jerry Jones will get down on the field himself to win this one as mathematically Dallas still has a chance in the NFC East. Both the N.E. and the Bills games will be difficult to win for any team traveling to the north east this time of year. While the Jets appear to be a very good and balanced team, they are 12th in Passing and 12th in Rushing, the Jets are also susceptible to other teams who throw the ball well, ranking #18 vs. the Pass. That’s not a good sign when Mr. Tom Brady is on your schedule. Count on at least one loss for the Jets in their last three games.

Of course, what the Chiefs need to happen most is for Denver to lose out, but that’s like counting your fool’s gold before it hits the pan. However, if the Chiefs could pick and choose who they’d like to see beat Denver from here on out you’d have to go with the Bengals because if they (the Broncos) can beat the Steelers, thereby doing the Chiefs a favor in the Wild Card race, then lose to the Bengals, it would also force Denver to play their starters in the last game of the year. No matter who the Broncos lose to… it’s a good bet they’re losing to someone before the regular season comes to a close.

But… back to the Chiefs.

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