Chiefs Move to 8-5

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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Chiefs Win 6th In A Row, Defeat Raiders

The defense showed out on Sunday in a 34-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders in what was a homecoming for both Marcus Peters and Tyvon Branch–a former Raider himself.

Peters continued his tremendous rookie season with an interception which led to the go-ahead touchdown, while Branch finished off the rival Raiders with a pick six late in the fourth quarter.

The Chiefs (7-5) have now won six in a row and are as hot as any team in the NFL other than the undefeated Carolina Panthers.

After a dreadful 1-5 start and a season-ending injury to Jamaal Charles, Kansas City’s offense has come alive, averaging 32 points per game over its win streak and defensively, giving up just 13.5 points per game.

Alex Smith, without the use of his star running back, has been an entirely different beast for the Chiefs. Not only has Smith scored touchdowns and made plays with his legs–which he has done throughout his career–but the ball has been thrown down-field more often than at any point since his arrival in Kansas City.

With Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelcy as weapons in the passing game, Andy Reid has looked to make plays outside of the normal running game and screen passes, which has proven to be quite successful.

As impressive as the offense has been, the Chiefs defense has been equally as stout.

In the fourth quarter alone, KC turned three interceptions into three touchdowns. After falling behind 20-6, KC stormed back by getting stops and running efficient offense on a day where field conditions were subpar in Oakland.

After two of the three picks, Alex Smith capitalized by tossing two touchdown passes to Maclin and the Chiefs were well on their way to spoiling the fun for Raiders fans.

With four games left–three at home–the Chiefs face a relatively easy path to finish out the year. The Chargers, Ravens, Browns, and Raiders all await the Chiefs, and each of KC’s final opponents have struggled this season, particularly Cleveland and the Raiders.

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Chiefs Send Manning to Bench

It was an odd day at the new Mile High Stadium, Sunday.

Despite taking control of the all-time lead in passing yards as a QB in the NFL, Peyton Manning accrued the worst registered QB rating since the stat was invented, going 5-for-15 with 35 yards and 4 interceptions before being pulled for the backup.

On his first pass attempt of the game, Manning was picked off by Marcus Peters, the Chiefs’ top overall draft pick in 2015. Eventually, Manning would secure his record, throwing a short out-route to a receiver and resulting in a stoppage of play to commemorate the record being broken (originally held by Brett Favre).

Manning clearly wasn’t enthused about stopping the action in the middle of a drive, but did so anyway and acted with class to everyone congratulating him, including the Kansas City Chiefs.

Whether or not his rhythm was gone, or a supposed torn planters facia kept him off balance, no one will know, but needless to say, it was Manning’s worst offensive performance of his career.

The Chiefs, on the other hand, looked complete in sync with one another, only failing to convert drives into touchdowns as opposed to field goals, but with 4 interceptions, and two or three more which were dropped, the defense put on a display for the ages.

With Peters, Shawn Smith, Derrick Johnson, and Eric Berry in coverage, the Chiefs made it tough for Manning to every find openings for his receivers. On top of that, constant pressure from Tamba Hali and Justin Houston made it virtually impossible to ever get a good read on a downfield throw, often overthrowing receivers.

It has become clear that as a general statement, Peyton Manning is, for all intents and purposes, at the end of his time as a productive NFL QB.

The Broncos will ride him for as long as they can, and when his foot is healed and he has had significant rest, Manning will step out on the field again, despite many predicted he may done for good.

There will be games where Manning will perform like the player we have seen for years, but in the grand scheme of things, his presence on the field may start to cause more harm than good, and should he have another performance like the one he had against the Chiefs, Gary Kubiak and his coaching staff, along with GM John Elway, will have a serious decision to make.

Next up for the Chiefs is another game on the road, this time at the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, before heading home to take on the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium on November 29.