The Chiefs are for real
With that said, no one expected that the Chiefs would be running in the right direction this soon. With their 26-17 win over the Tennessee Titans this afternoon, the Chiefs are 5-0 on the season and show no signs of slowing down.
The Chiefs are off to their best start since the 2003 season. That year, the Chiefs won their first nine games of the season.
Truth be told, the Chiefs are undefeated not because of any one person or player. Rather, the team has not lost a game because the success the team has had this season is due to a team-wide effort.
It starts with coaching. Reid has come to Kansas City and has changed the entire organization's mentality.
Reid has this organization and team believing that they can win. Gone are the days where every game was either a question mark or a loss waiting to happen and in are the days where the Chiefs feel they can win every game.
This mentality was quite clear in the Chiefs' 26-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Reid's first game in Philadelphia since he was let go last season. It was an emotional victory and one that resulted with a bucket of Gatorade being dumped over Reid's head in the final minute of the Chiefs' victory.
Secondly, the team's offense has been much more consistent than in years past. The Chiefs are currently averaging 25.5 points per game, which is good for 11th in the league.
While new quarterback Alex Smith has not exactly lit up teams, he has been calm, cool and collected in his team's undefeated start. Smith has thrown 7 touchdowns passes and has been intercepted just twice.
Lastly, the team's defense has more than gotten the job done. In five games, they have allowed 59 points and have done a great job of coming up with a big play when they need it the most.
While there is still a lot of time left to go in the season, there is no doubt that the Chiefs are on the prowl this season and are the real deal when it comes to winning football teams this year.