Denver Broncos: Recapping the AFC West after the first quarter
Kansas City Chiefs (4-0)
Before the season started, we were saying the Chiefs would be happy to start the season 2-2. With games on the road against the Chargers, Steelers, and Broncos to go with a first-year starter at quarterback, an undefeated start seemed out of the question. We were all wrong.
Andy Reid’s offense has been so good that they have a perfect record despite giving up the most yards per game in the NFL. After watching Mahomes in his first four starts, the Alex Smith trade that took place this offseason doesn’t seem nearly as risky as it did at the time.
Mahomes has thrown for 1,200 yards, 14 touchdowns, and is yet to throw an interception. If he continues to play at that MVP level, the rest of the NFL is in some serious trouble.
The Chiefs offense is also loaded with playmakers like Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce who all do a great job making Mahomes’ life easier. Hunt leads the team with 289 rushing yards while Hill and Kelce both have 23 receptions, three touchdowns, and more than 300 yards receiving.
Kansas City currently leads the NFL in scoring as they put up 36.3 points per game in the first quarter of the season.
Although, they still aren’t a team without flaws. The defense has really struggled, giving up more yards than any other team has so far. If the Chiefs want to be serious contenders for a Super Bowl, that needs to get better. With their offense the way it is, they don’t have to be great but they can’t count on Mahomes and company to keep scoring a such a ferocious rate.
That being said, I think it is safe to say that the Kansas City Chiefs feel pretty comfortable where they are at this point of the season.