Kansas City Chiefs
The Sleeper Squad, as I like to call them, have started to show the AFC exactly why you should fear the cheer (cheer meaning the incredibly loud fans at Arrowhead Stadium). Alex Smith and Andy Reid have reaffirmed a Chiefs offense that for many years has not had a quality QB. What has impressed me more than anything has been Kansas City’s defense and their ability to get to the QB and keep plays in front of them at all times. Over their first 3 games, the Chiefs have allowed only 34 points to opposing offenses (ranked T-2nd in the NFL) as well as sacking opposing QBs a league-best 15 times along with 9 takeaways. If the Chiefs can sustain their defensive pressure as well as score points, they can surely make the playoffs. Jamaal Charles has been exhilerating as usual, rushing for 75 yards per game along with 50 yards per game receiving out of the backfield. His combination of speed and agility make him virtually unstoppable in the open field and should probably be banned from professional football. As well, Kansas City’s messiah, Alex Smith, has thrown for a modest 223 yards per game along 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Reason why these Chiefs have been placed over Tom Brady and the Pats is purely due to offense. Who has a better running game? Who has a better receiving corps? Chiefs. Thus, with a powerful defense and an exciting offense, the Chiefs look like one of the best teams in the AFC.