The Patriots are the clear favorites in the AFC, but the Kansas City Chiefs are a very dangerous team for them.
Look, only a fool would pick any team besides the New England Patriots as favorites in the AFC, but that doesn’t make them unstoppable. New England is a strong team though, so it will take a very strong performance to knock them off. The only team that I see being capable of that is the Kansas City Chiefs. Why? Playmakers, that’s why.
Now I can already hear the Pittsburgh faithful clacking away on their keyboards. B-E-L-L and B-R-O-W-N. Hey, I get it. The Steelers have two of the absolute best in the league at what they do in running back Le’Veon Bell and receiver Antonio Brown. However, there isn’t much left after that. Even Ben Roethlisberger isn’t the guy he once was.
To beat the Patriots, you either have to be a stronger team, or have the ability to make plays that change the momentum instantly. Apart from Bell and Brown, the Steelers don’t have that. However, the Kansas City Chiefs do. Over the second half of the season, the Chiefs have demonstrated the ability to score at the drop of a hat. That’s not just on offense. The Chiefs are dangerous on offense, defense, and special teams.
When you have to be concerned about a team’s ability to score on any given play, you have a lot of problems. That’s why the Chiefs are dangerous. There is no situation in which Kansas City isn’t a threat to put some points on the board. That instantly puts an opponent on their heels.
Let’s take a closer look at the Chiefs scoring threats…