New England Patriots: Ranking Possible AFC Playoff Opponents
By Nick Ziegler
2.) Kansas City Chiefs
One of the teams that are now playing some pretty good football is the Kansas City Chiefs. On Christmas, the Chiefs were able to knock the Denver Broncos out of playoff contention with an easy win at home.
As expected, the Chiefs are led by their very talented defense. However, their offense is showing some signs of improvement this season. Quarterback Alex Smith has always been labeled as a game-manager. This season, he is starting to make some more plays, and that has helped the Chiefs’ offense.
For Smith, the Chiefs have surrounded him with some pretty good weapons on offense. Even without running back Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs have still been able to run the ball well with Spencer Ware.
In the passing game, the return of Jeremy Maclin has certainly helped, but tight end Travis Kelce is without a doubt the No.1 option. In five of the last six games, Kelce has totaled at least 100 receiving yards, as he is emerging as one of the best tight ends in the NFL. The Chiefs aren’t the most exciting team in the NFL, but they are capable of having success in the playoffs this year. With a strong defense and an improved offense, the Chiefs can’t be taken lightly this season.