The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl contenders
I know, its been tough to watch the defense at times this season. However, there are a few reasons to believe that this defense may be able to do just enough to keep this team winning. First and foremost, the Chiefs are actually one of the best defenses in the league so far in defensive third down conversion percentage having allowed only 8 of 31 third downs to be converted on the season. If they can maintain that low percentage with an offense this explosive they can beat any team in the NFL. Period.
Second, the cornerback play has not been that bad. Coming out of the preseason the Chiefs appeared to be dreadfully short on quality corners but through three games the trio of Kendall Fuller, Steve Nelson, and Orlando Scandrick has been decent in coverage. Now, the Chiefs defense as a whole has had too many penalties and too many miscommunication issues, but strictly speaking of how they have played in coverage it hasn’t been bad. If they can continue that level of play and cut back on the penalties and miscommunication issues the defense should only continue to improve.
Finally, the possibility of getting Eric Berry and (to a much lesser extent) Daniel Sorensen back from injury eventually this season can help solidify the back end of the coverage as well. Even if the Chiefs have to wait until late in the season to get Berry back, his presence will make a big difference for this defense.
While the defense is a problem that must be overcome there simply isn’t a perfect team in the AFC that you can say the Chiefs have no chance at beating. The New England Patriots have already lost two games this season, their quarterback is over 40 now and their defense isn’t what it used to be. The Chiefs have already shown they can go head to head with the Steelers in Pittsburgh and walk away with a win. The Jacksonville Jaguars, despite their amazing defense, could only muster six points on offense on Sunday in a home loss to the Tennessee Titans.
I’m not saying that the Chiefs are perfect, but their offense has proven itself to be so good early in the season that they don’t have to be perfect to win. They proved that again on Sunday in their win over the 49ers. I believe they will continue to prove that next week when they go on the road against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. It will be their first time this season that they get to play in prime time in front of a national television audience. I believe after that game the entire country will see what I do….
That the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl contenders.
So what do you think Chiefs fans? Do you agree that this Chiefs teams is one of the biggest threats in the AFC this season? Do you agree that the combination of Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid, and the plethora of offensive weapons are so good that it makes up for a lackluster defense or do you still have too many questions and concerns to even think about a possible Super Bowl run at this point? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!