3 of the biggest overreactions to Kansas City Chiefs commanding Week 3 win

From Rashee Rice's ceiling to true draft greatness, we've got this week's overreactions from a dominant Week 3 for the Chiefs.
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Wow! The Kansas City Chiefs were heavy favorites over the Chicago Bears, sure, but racking up the game's first 41 points was not the start I expected.

Talk of trap games and tempered expectations was quickly forgotten, thanks to the Chiefs offense finding their footing after two abysmal offensive games. The defense had a statement game against the struggling Bears offense, even with star Chris Jones seeing only 16 snaps of action. Saying the Chiefs dominated every facet of Sunday's game is not a biased take but merely a fact.

Kansas City fans entered Week 3 without seeing a home win this season, and gleefully exited on top of the AFC West. I saw plenty of empty seats by the third quarter's end, but I hope that meant a raucous victory party out in the parking lot.

Overreacting after a win rarely seems as dramatic as overreacting following a loss. It is a good problem to have and one that Bears fans would gladly take on this season. The Chiefs and the Bears had very different experiences last week, and the coming week shows no course change for either franchise. What are some overreactions following this week's imposing Chiefs victory?

Overreaction #1: The 2022 draft class is the Chiefs' best this century

The 2022 Kansas City draft class has now played in 20 regular-season games—or at least they've had the chance to see that many at the NFL level. It is safe to say that this draft class may be 2022's best, but also the franchise's best this millennium.

The Chiefs 2022 rookies made immediate impacts as the team marched on to another Super Bowl victory. Late-round picks Joshua Williams and Jaylen Watson became legitimate contributors. George Karlaftis had seven sacks in the season's last nine games. Trent McDuffie shrugged off injury, and the Chiefs became the league's best pass defense after his Week 9 return. Isiah Pacheco came rumbling out of nowhere to become one of the league's best running backs in the season's second half.

Football analysts regarded the Chiefs 2022 draft class as a top-five class, if not the top class in the AFC. It set them apart from other teams drafting later in each round, proving that there are gems at every level of the draft.

Those successes were not these players' peaks, however. They are using their rookie momentum in 2023 to make this Chiefs squad immensely better. McDuffie is healthy and looks like a Pro Bowl-caliber corner. Karlaftis already has 16 total pressures this season, the sixth-most in the league. Leo Chenal is gelling nicely into the defense and is living up to his run-stopping expectations.

If you can't tell, I am bullish on this group of players.

All of this production, coming from where the Chiefs draft in each round, is remarkable. The production is there. The talent is there. This group has already contributed to one Super Bowl win. Others should be in store.

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