Week 8 of the NFL season ended with a 29-19 Kansas City Chiefs win before a nationally-televised audience on Monday Night Football. It wasn’t the team’s best performance of the 2017 season, but it’s tough to complain about a two-score win over a divisional opponent. At the midway point, head coach Andy Reid and company stand as the AFC’s No. 2 seed (with a share of the best record in the conference) and enjoy a comfortable 2.5-game lead in the division. They head into a short week with a road trip set for Arlington, Texas in a late-afternoon matchup with the 4-3 Dallas Cowboys.
Two straight would be a great way to begin the third quarter of the regular season. Especially, with a softer spot in Kansas City’s schedule approaching. Following Sunday’s game at AT&T Stadium, the Chiefs enter a five-game stretch with the New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers. At present, only one of those teams has a winning record. It also helps that three of those five contests take place inside the cozy confines of Arrowhead Stadium.