Three biggest questions facing the K.C. Chiefs at the bye week

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – NOVEMBER 21: Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs signs autographs after the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Arrowhead Stadium on November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

If this was any other week during the 2021 regular season, we’d have a lot more questions to ask about the Kansas City Chiefs.

In previous weeks, we’ve scratched our heads over the team’s offensive inconsistency and their defensive ineptitude. We’ve asked questions about pretty much every single player on the roster, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes. We’ve put Frank Clark and Chris Jones under the lens, and wondered if fans were going to drive Tyrann Mathieu away. We even wondered if Andy Reid was going to be okay after leaving Arrowhead in an ambulance back in September.

Week after week, it seemed like the Chiefs were losing and everyone else was winning. If a team was even considered to be in the hunt in the AFC, the Chiefs rolled over for them on the schedule. The results were miserable and the Chiefs landed themselves in the AFC West basement with NFL talking heads asking if the team would make the postseason, if Andy Reid’s creative genius was washed up, and if Mahomes himself was “broken.” Yeah.

Here are some of the biggest questions facing the K.C. Chiefs as they enter the bye in Week 12.

Times have changed, fortunately, and these Chiefs have fewer questions than ever before. The defense has turned into a real juggernaut with playmakers on each level. The offense has plenty of weapons and is still as dangerous as ever. Special teams have proven exceptional in recent weeks. The Chiefs are in first place with their sights now on the postseason.

So what questions are left? Not many but we’ve got a few we’re still asking as the team heads into the bye and a well-deserved week of rest.

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