5 convincing reasons to believe the Chiefs defense is Super Bowl-ready

There are five reasons to believe that this defense is good enough to carry the Chiefs to another Super Bowl this season.

AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Miami Dolphins v Kansas City Chiefs
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3. The Chiefs second corner is an All-Pro

While L'Jarius Sneed is amazing at shutting down the opposing team's top cornerbacks, the Chiefs boast arguably the NFL's top nickel corner in Trent McDuffie who was voted an AP All-Pro this week. Sneed's exclusion from the All-Pro list shows it isn't perfect, but this honor shows McDuffie's reputation around the league.

The pairing of Sneed and McDuffie is what makes this unit so successful. If Sneed is taking away a team's top option on the outside, then McDuffie can take away their best option out of the slot which is often a QB's safety valve if their #1 wideout isn't open. McDuffie may not be quite as big and physical as Sneed, but teams would be foolish not to see how strong he is. He's made plays like this one on Tyreek Hill since he arrived in Kansas City.

McDuffie is also an absolute perfectionist who takes his craft very seriously. After the defense completely stifled the Dolphins on Saturday, listen to how McDuffie was still upset about the one big play he allowed.

McDuffie earned his All-Pro honor this season and the Chiefs' ability to pair him with Sneed gives them a corner duo that will make life miserable for opposing defenses going forward, especially when you mix in number four on this list.