Chiefs’ path to the playoffs
By Andrew Jones
It seems a bit stale to do grades after five days doesn’t it? I mean, the defense of the Kansas City Chiefs put in an effort of the ages to hold the Oakland Raiders to 13 points despite three turnovers deep inside their own territory.
Meanwhile the offense inflicted maximum damage in a near perfect first half to complete the sweep of the hated division rivals. Not much more to say on the subject. Even the national news outlets have been talking Chiefs/Raiders non stop until Sunday when more football could take over. So instead today I would like to talk about what is left to be done for the Chiefs this winter.
Despite losing one of their all-time greats in Derrick Johnson on Thursday the Chiefs’ defense managed to hold an MVP candidate to under 120 yards in the air. The Chiefs won’t face an offense like the Raiders again until the playoffs. In their next three games the Chiefs host the Titans, the Broncos, and then travel to the Chargers. Each of those teams has some major flaws the Chiefs can exploit defensively.