It's a great day to be a Chiefs fan, with Kansas City enjoying a bye week with a 7-2 record as king of the AFC.
While some teams haven't been as formidable as expected, like the Bills, others are rising to the challenge and could pose a threat to the Chiefs in the playoffs.
Let's discuss the three most dangerous teams for the Chiefs' pursuit to win the AFC and reach the Super Bowl for the third time in the last four seasons. We'll go in descending order, with the most threatening team coming on the final page.
3 Biggest AFC Competitors to Chiefs Reaching Super Bowl
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jags are a team I've been eyeing since the preseason to take a leap in the conference. Kansas City looked dominant in a 17-9 win over Jacksonville in Week 2, but the Jaguars are finding their stride in Doug Pederson's second season as head coach.
They sit at 6-2 with a two-game lead in the AFC South, having won and covered the spread in five straight games following back-to-back losses to the Chiefs and Texans. Jacksonville won four of those contests by at least a TD, while the closest win being an impressive five-point victory over the Buffalo in London.
Trevor Lawrence looks more comfortable than he did early in the year, especially throwing to Christian Kirk, while the improving defense rates among the league's best over the last month.
In the last three weeks, the Jaguars are allowed just 4.5 yards per play, a mark that would rank third in the NFL over the course of the season.
Jacksonville will have to prove it can beat Kansas City before I'm overly worried, but the Jags are quickly rising up the list of AFC contenders.