KC Chiefs exhibit Super Bowl upside and self-destructive issues vs Dolphins

The Chiefs are capable of great highs and tremendous lows—even in the same game.

Miami Dolphins v Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins v Kansas City Chiefs / Alex Grimm/GettyImages
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The Defense (All Good)

I don't think I need to go into much detail here. Anyone who watched the Chiefs on Sunday (or all season) can see how good this defense has been. They have kept Kansas City in every single game no matter how much the offense has struggled at times. The Chiefs are giving up just 17.1 points per game and haven't allowed more than 24 points all season.

The secondary looks good. The linebackers (even with Nick Bolton injured) have been great. The pass rush has been solid and Steve Spagnuolo has done a fantastic job of keeping opposing offenses from getting comfortable and finding a rhythm. If this continues and the offense improves even a little the Chiefs are going to be a really hard team to beat.

Typically, we've seen a Spagnuolo defense start the year off slow and then slowly improve as the season goes by. Then in the playoffs, they have typically been good enough to get the job done. If this already great defense improves from where they are now by playoff time it could be one of the best units in all the NFL. That should terrify the rest of the league.

So while Chiefs fans have a right to be frustrated by the things that continue to go wrong with this team, they should not lose sight of the fact that they seem to have a Super Bowl-caliber defense and an offense with Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and Travis Kelce that has a proven track record and has flashed upside off and on throughout the season. That was the case again on Sunday against the Dolphins.

The Chiefs now enter their bye week 7-2 sitting on top of the AFC. If they can improve their issues over the bye and down the home stretch of the season there is still every reason to believe that the Chiefs can win another Super Bowl this year.

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