Five very good reasons to remain bullish on the Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs have their flaws, but so do many other teams in the AFC. Here are five reasons why it is not as doom and gloom as it seems.

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4. The Chiefs have a top-five defense paired with an elite quarterback

Mahomes may not be winning the MVP this year, but he has won it twice, to pair with two Super Bowl MVPs. The guy with that resume is playing with a top-five defense this season. 

Kansas City’s defense is top three in the league, allowing 17.5 points allowed per game and they are top six in the league, allowing just 299.9 yards allowed per game. All of that includes playing the Dolphins, Bills, Lions, Eagles, Vikings and Jaguars who all feature top 12 offenses in the NFL. 

The offense has been struggling in the aggregate compared to past seasons, but the reality is they average the seventh most yards per game in the NFL and the 11th most points per game. With those numbers right there, it will allow them to win any singular game that they play in the rest of the season and in the playoffs. 

If they can figure out a way to find the endzone three times every game in the playoffs, I like their chances. The Chiefs have not lost a game this season where they have scored 21 or more points. With this defense, figuring they could get even better as they usually do in the playoffs, truly anything can happen. It will all come down to if they can just output enough offense for three or four games in a row.