Four positive takeaways from the Kansas City Chiefs win over the New England Patriots

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The Chiefs Pass Rush Is Becoming One Of The Best In The League

At times this season, it has felt like the Chiefs haven't always converted pressure into actual sacks as much as fans would like. However, after a four-sack performance on Sunday against the Patriots the Chiefs now have 46 sacks on the season which puts them in the top five in the NFL in that department.

It's easy to describe the KC pass rush as Chris Jones and a bunch of role players, but that's doing the collective unit a disservice. George Karlaftis actually leads the team with 9 sacks, Jones has 7.5, Mike Danna has 6.5, Drue Tranquill is now up to 4.5 and Charles Omenihu is also up to 4.5 in just 7 games after missing the first six games of the season. Trent McDuffie and Leo Chenal each have 3 sacks and then 8 other Chiefs have at least half a sack as well. Basically, Steve Spagnuolo is getting pressure from all over.

If the Chiefs are able to continue to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks it will be a huge plus in the playoffs. We know the Chiefs have a talented young secondary, then when you mix in the linebackers getting healthy and a strong pass rush, it's not hard to see why KC's defense has had success this season. The ingredients are all there for a defensive unit that can shine in big games and the pass rush may be the most important part of that equation.

So there you have it Chiefs fans, those are my four positive takeaways from KC's win over the Patriots on Sunday. I know there are still some issues to iron out, but do you agree that these four things are things that the Chiefs can build around down the stretch and heading into the playoffs?