The KC Chiefs were the first of the AFC West to secure a victory, but 2 other teams joined them and are 1-0 to start the year. Let’s take a look at the games around the AFC West from week 1 of the 2020 season.
The AFC West has belonged to the Kansas City Chiefs the past 4 years and many think they’ll win their 5th straight division title for the first time in franchise history. While that makes sense given where they’re at above the rest of the AFC West, 2 other teams in the division won this weekend and as a result, 3 teams are 1-0 after 1 week of action.
Let’s take a look at how all of the games in the division went down this year, including the Chiefs. We’ll go in order from when the games were played, meaning the Kansas City Chiefs are up first!
What did we learn about the KC Chiefs?
It feels like an eternity ago, but the Chiefs played on Thursday night, opening up the 2020 NFL season after one of the most bizarre offseasons we’ll ever see. Even with the 7-month gap between their Super Bowl LIV victory, the Chiefs looked like they hadn’t skipped a beat, curb stomping the Texans.
One of the biggest things we learned about the Chiefs in this game is that they can now run the ball efficiently, which rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire displayed for all to see. He finished the evening with 138 yards and a rushing touchdown, evading tacklers and giving Kansas City what they didn’t have last year (and still won the Super Bowl without).
Now, defenses have to not only game plan for the likes of Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and everyone else, but they have to account for the run game as well. It’s going to be a rough go of it for Chiefs opponents this year.
Next up for the Chiefs: A trip to Los Angeles to face the Chargers in the new stadium. Insert joke about the lack of Chargers fans here.