The Kansas City Chiefs have gotten off to an uneven start to the 2021 NFL season. The clear favorite to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, Kansas City stumbled out of the gate, dropping two of its first three games and quickly finding itself in the basement of the AFC West.
If you are a pessimist, you can look at the Chiefs’ current 2-2 record and conclude that things could have been much worse. If the Cleveland Browns had not had a meltdown in the second half and if the Philadelphia Eagles were more aggressive on fourth down, KC could be 0-4 right now.
For the optimists, if Clyde Edwards-Helaire didn’t fumble the game away against the Ravens and if the Chiefs didn’t turn the ball over a million times vs. the Chargers, the Kansasd City could be 4-0.
The truth is, the Chiefs are a flawed team and their record is exactly what it should be. They are brilliant on offense and putrid on defense. They have made some critical mistakes and caught some breaks. Their situation isn’t great but it isn’t horrible either. They’re currently mediocre.
While the rough start to the season hasn’t doomed the Chiefs, it has left them little room for error moving forward, especially if they want to land the valuable no. 1 seed in the AFC. This Sunday’s game against the 3-1 Buffalo Bills is absolutely crucial for the Chiefs. Let’s take a look at two reasons Kansas City can’t afford to lose to Buffalo.