From the Armchair: Kansas City Chiefs, Week 7

10/21/13 in NFL   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) celebrates after sacking Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
If you had the Kansas City Chiefs as the last undefeated team in the NFL, you probably aren't reading this right now, because you are too busy doing somersaults in your bathtub full of cash.

After all, this is the Kansas City Chiefs! The Kansas City Chiefs that went 2-14 last season and picked No. 1 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. 

This marks the 2nd best start in franchise history. KC started 9-0 in 2003 behind a prolific offense. Time eventually showed that that Chiefs' squad was a fraudulent 9-0 because it featured a matador-like defense that couldn't stop your local high school's offense. Will this team be exposed later in the season?

It's hard to tell, but one thing is for sure--if the Chiefs are exposed, it won't be because of the defense. Yet Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) catches a pass as Houston Texans inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton (51) and strong safety D.J. Swearinger (36) attempt the tackle during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sportsagain Bob Sutton's defense proved overwhelming for the opposing offense--in this case Case Keenum and the Houston Texans.

If there will be an undoing of this team it will be the offense, which sputtered yet again this week. There were a few positive signs -- the return of Anthony Fasano, more balls being thrown to Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles being Jamaal Charles -- but still the game was won by the defense. Alex Smith made a few seemingly-crucial mistakes, including a bad read on 4th and goal and a 4th quarter interception, and for the first time all season KC lost the turnover battle. The defense can't do it all all season, can it?

Maybe.

For takeaways from the game and an AWESOME gif, head on over to Page 2. 
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10/23/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61940 respect

7-0!!

10/21/13   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

and you Sir, should just enjoy this!