The Kansas City Chiefs are off to a rough start, but there have been clear signs of improvement.
When the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against the Washington Football Team, it seemed like they would roll over them. Kansas City started slow, but they began to find their stride in the second half, as they scored 21 points while shutting out Washington.
The Chiefs made some improvements, but also some mistakes. Mahomes threw two costly interceptions in the second quarter, with one being right at the start and the other with 23 seconds remaining.
On the other end, Chiefs defensive tackle Tershawn Wharton got an interception with 2:48 left in the third quarter.
It seemed like Kansas City was starting to get things figured out against Washington. I understand you can’t overlook any opponent, but the Chiefs inspired confidence by outplaying an inferior team. In turn, they made it seem as though things are starting to turn around.
The defense looked sharp, as it only surrendered 13 points in the game. Coming into this encounter, it was a prove-it type of moment after last week’s blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills.
This looked like the one clash with the Philadelphia Eagles, where they did just enough to beat them, even though this was a lopsided victory. Either way, if you go back to watch the way they played, it was better than last week.
For now, it’s onto this Sunday as the Chiefs face the Tennessee Titans in the Week 7 matchup. The key for the game is stopping the run game with Derrick Henry toting the rock, as well as limiting the controlled passing game with quarterback Ryan Tannehill, wide receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones, and tight ends Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim.
I don’t want this to be a game like in 2019 when it came down to the final seconds. If it does come to that, it will be a real test for the Chiefs. I hope they can salvage a victory on Sunday because if they do not, it will be just another game that the Chiefs are supposed to win.
It would undoubtedly be a letdown because this is a team that they should beat.
A point of emphasis going forward throughout this season has been doing the little things right. Not turning the ball over and winning short-yardage situations will be the best way to win games this season.