Are there ever really great wins in the NFL? Whether a team scores 100 points or 1 point in a football game, it still is a win. What the Kansas City Chiefs accomplished on Sunday demonstrates that they do not need style points to win. I understand that there was no MVP Aaron Rodgers, but the Chiefs’ defense seemed to take full advantage of his absents.
Chiefs Upcoming Opponents Lose?
The Chiefs are beginning to come into their own. I hope they can sustain their success. Even though this was against Jordan Love and not an Aaron Rodgers, the defense continued to show up. Tyrann Mathieu posted a sack at a pivotal point in the game. As it looks right now, KC has some more games to win, with the Raiders and Cowboys coming up. These are must-win games. Both of the teams mentioned loss to struggling teams. Kansas City came away with a win on Monday Night Football against the Giants. The Raiders fell to the same Giants team the following week. The Cowboys would lose to AFC West rival the Denver Broncos.
Are the Chiefs Replicating the 2015 Season?
This win proved that it does not take much sometimes to win in the NFL. It is easy to say that they can win every game from here on out, kind of like how they did in 2015, starting 1-5 only to finish 11-5. The Chiefs have plenty of time and games to revitalize the season. They have proved that they can win at all costs for example in 2015. It is amazing what can happen when a team that starts believing in themselves. Great things can happen because each player holds the other accountable. In times like these, when NFL teams find out who they genuinely are, November and December games end up deciding significant playoff implications.
Will the Chiefs Play a Complete Game?
With the Chiefs, it seems like every week, something either happens with the offense, defense, or both. This week the defense only surrendered 7 points late in the 4th Quarter. Although, they were not garbage points because the Chiefs had to make a significant stop on defense to seal the win. On Sunday, the big storyline was how the offense could not get going. Down the stretch, scoring only 13 points will not get it done in the NFL, especially nearing the months heading into the playoffs.
It will only be a matter of time when this team will turn it around for good. Especially if they keep winning games, but they need to start performing well for the Chiefs Kingdom, and me to believe they can make it to another Super Bowl. It will be a tough road ahead for the Chiefs; I think they will keep winning like they have done so well the past two weeks.
Chiefs Special Teams Was MVP?
The other storyline was the Chiefs’ Punter, Tommy Townsend, it is not often that a punter gets to speak to the media unless you are one of the captains, like former punter Dustin Colquitt was for all those years. The special teams was the Most Valuable Position. Townsend downed 5 of his 6 punts inside the 20 Yard Line, and kicker Harrison Butker made a 55-yard field goal. It was the story of the special teams in the game Sunday. Chiefs Reporter Matt McMullen stated on Twitter today,
"“The duo of Tommy Townsend and Harrison Butker was awesome yesterday.”"
The Chiefs became the first team to drop 5+ punts inside the 20-yard line and connect on a field goal of 50+ yards in more than two seasons yesterday. It’s only happened 14 times since 2010. If the Chiefs play the brand of football as they did on Sunday, they will always have a better chance to win any game they play this season.