Dec 27, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 17-13. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Well the simple truth to this question is yes. The Chiefs have all the pieces in place to not only win out, but possibly make a postseason run. Take a look at their offense. They rank in the top 10 in both points per game and rush yards per game. More importantly, they did this without the services of their top talent in running back Jamaal Charles.
Their passing game, while not blowing minds with yardage or touchdowns, runs smoothly through quarterback Alex Smith. Smith is completing 65 percent of his passes and surpassed personal bests in passing yards with 3,330 and 437 rushing yards. His current passer rating is 96.7, his best mark with the Chiefs and his best since the 2012 San Francisco 49ers. Smith is not flashy, but he takes care of the ball, extends plays with his legs and is exactly the type of quarterback they Chiefs need.
The addition of Jeremy Maclin, who was paid $55 million to come to KC, was the best addition the Chiefs made in the offseason. The former Philadelphia Eagles star has 1,034 receiving yards and only needs two more receptions to post a career best. His seven touchdowns this year have wiped away the bad memories of no wide receiver catching a touchdown pass last year. Maclin has stepped up and become the number one receiver the Chiefs have desperately needed.
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