Seven in a row is music to the ears of Chiefs fans all over the Kansas City metro.
On a nasty, rain-soaked (but oddly warm) day at Arrowhead Stadium, and stout KC defense and a timely Chiefs offense walked away with a 10-3 victory over the San Diego Chargers.
A final minute stand in the red zone led to the victory and brought to life pass rusher and rookie Dee Ford, something fans had been waiting for since the start of the season.
With Ford showing his promise as a future star, Kansas City has three legitimate pass rushers in the box with Ford, Tamba Hali, and Justin Houston.
Phillip Rivers and the Chargers–now 3-10–struggled on the offensive end throughout the day, going 24-43 for 263 yards but zero touchdowns and one interception.
On a soggy day, the running game would seem to be the more effective form of offense, but rookie Melvin Gordon was unable to get anything going either, rushing 14 times for just 35 yards.
Offensively for Kansas City, the biggest play came on a 44 yard passing touchdown to Albert Wilson with 1:53 left in the first half. Outside of that, it was essentially a defensive battle throughout the game with the rain never stopping once.
Andy Reid’s team, now 7 wins in a row after starting the season 1-5, is in a position to potentially win the division now that Denver has started to slip with Peyton Manning out with an injury and a sputtering offense behind backup Brock Osweiler.
Things don’t get any easier for Denver when they travel to Pittsburgh next.
Kansas City is set to take on the Baltimore Ravens, a team which has lost two in a row and now sits at 4-9 on the season.
The remaining schedule for Kansas City is favorable for at least a spot in the wild card, which would mean the Chiefs would somehow crawl out of the sinkhole they found themselves in midway through the season, and turned it into a playoff run.
Aside from the undefeated Carolina Panthers, KC is the hottest team in the NFL and are still lacking any coverage from national media. With few dominant teams this season in the league, the Chiefs have a legitimate chance to make a run at the AFC crown.
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