Andy Reid will have Chiefs ready for Pittsburgh
By Andrew Jones
The Chiefs won’t settle in the red zone
It has been a recurring theme throughout the season that Andy Reid gets a little conservative in the second half. It usually takes a big moment to get him to really let loose with a surprisingly effective offense. The Chiefs had to go down by eight in Denver for the full potential of the Chiefs to be released. Remember 2013? The Chiefs were not very good at scoring touchdowns until suddenly in the playoffs they became a different team. Unfortunately the defense utterly collapsed but the hope was real.
This season the Chiefs have beaten more playoff teams and went 6-0 in the toughest division in football while getting conservative in the second half of games. They’ve been able to move the ball fairly well from 20 to 20 but lose steam near the goal line. That changed against San Diego and should be an indicator for what the Chiefs can do in the playoffs.
We all know about Andy Reid’s mystique after byes in the regular season, but add to that a 3-0 mark when working with a first round bye in the playoffs. The Chiefs will be focused on getting touchdowns instead of field goals when in scoring position. Put these things together and the Chiefs will move on to their first AFC Championship since January 1994.