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Five Reasons The Kansas City Chiefs Will Win The AFC West

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Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) after taking a hard hit during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t get me wrong, an old Peyton Manning is better than 85 percent of quarterbacks the Chiefs have ever put on the field. Heck, Archie Manning today might be better than half of them.

However, there also is no denying that unless Peyton can somehow go back in time, he is not on the same elite level he once was. His drop in production just from the second half of 2014 compared to the first eight games, is staggering.

After throwing 24 touchdowns and just five interceptions the first half of the season, Manning threw 15 TDs and 10 INTs the final eight games. He must have thought, “So this is what it’s like to be Eli?”

You know you are good though when 39 touchdowns is considered dropping off, but don’t count on him throwing that many in 2015.

And a drop in production from Manning is a big deal for the Chiefs.

In three seasons in Denver, Manning is 6-0 against Kansas City, tossing 16 TDs and just three INTs.

He has led the Broncos to the division crown all three years, relegating the Chiefs to Wild Card status at best.

Any dip in production for Manning is a positive for the Chiefs, and will only help them in their quest for the AFC West title.

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