Kansas City Chiefs: Five Things To Watch Vs Denver Broncos

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Will The Chiefs Offense Open Up?

In recent weeks, Kansas City Chiefs fans have gotten increasingly frustrated with the Chiefs conservative offensive gameplan. That boiled over after Sunday’s loss. It has even appeared to have been on the mind of Chiefs players like Travis Kelce and Alex Smith. While neither player blamed the playcalling for the loss, both did make note that things got too conservative.

For his own part, Andy Reid doesn’t seem quite willing to admit that. Reid gave his typical answer of “looking into that” and later in the week joked about not having any plays for star rookie Tyreek Hill. However, knowing the history of Andy Reid as an offensive guru in the NFL, I’m thinking this may be the week that things start to open up.

The Chiefs have shown the ability to attack opposing defenses all over the field. Andy Reid has shown his craftiness with a number of surprising play calls. Alex Smith has shown the ability to come through in clutch situations. It’s all just a matter of putting it together in one complete gameplan that goes four quarters instead of just a half. Chiefs Kingdom probably needs this more than the Chiefs themselves do.

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The Kansas City Chiefs are in prime position to make a postseason appearance. The Chiefs have multiple avenues to get in the playoffs, but they definitely want to host a game at Arrowhead. To do that, KC needs to win on Sunday. A win and they are in, and that is the first step. Andy Reid has done a lot to turn this franchise around. The next step should come this week.