Kansas City Chiefs: Beating Better Offenses Than The Steelers

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

As the Kansas City Chiefs get set for this weekend, there is a lot of talk about the strong Pittsburgh offense. However, it is not the best unit the Chiefs have faced.

The Kansas City Chiefs are set to host the Pittsburgh Steelers this week in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. It is a highly anticipated rematch of a Week 4 blowout that saw the Chiefs on the losing end. That blowout, as well as other strong performances, has many pundits going with the Steelers and their offense this week. However, the Chiefs have a number of victories this year against better offensive units.

I’m not going to say that the Chiefs should be favorites in this game or that there is no way the Steelers can score on them. What I am going to say is that the Chiefs have been tested this year and have come up big more times than not. Some of KC’s victories in 2016 came against teams that would seem to have been stronger than the Steelers team they are facing on Sunday.

The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t just luck into a 12-4 record or the #2 seed in the AFC (despite some claims). They got there by winning football games (12 of them for those Raider fans that might have someone reading this to them). A lot of those football games were against some very good offenses.

So when I hear analysts and pundits talking about how great this Steelers offense is, I’m simply unimpressed. The Chiefs have beaten better offenses this year, and the Steelers have lost to much worse teams. However, just to make my point, let’s take a look at some of the top offenses that KC has overcome this year.