Week Three Reactions-Ranking the 3-0 AFC Teams

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    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.

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    • Nick doucher

      Hey, Keith I think your off a little on the Broncos defense. I understand they have given up 20 points a game, and they look bad if you look at stats. But as we know stats lie sometimes. I think you must watch their defense to understand the context of those stats. I’m not saying they’re a great defense, but they have strengths and are much better than their average stats.

      • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

        The Broncos have a sick group of CBs. Tony Carter leads the league in PDs, DRC actually looks like he cares, Champ Bailey is, well, Champ Bailey, and Chris Harris Jr. is the best slot corner in the game and one of the most underrated players around. They have a very good defense, because they will only get better once Von Miller comes back.

      • Pygskyn

        Exactly, when you are up by 4 TD’s it tends to change the defensive philosophy just a bit. The defensive numbers are skewed because their offense is on a record setting pace.