There’s no debating that the Chiefs defense is for real. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has done a heck of a job through the first half of the season with his unit. Kansas City is the lone remaining unbeaten in the league, and everyone knows in the NFL there has to be a little bit of luck for that to happen.
Games are just too close week to week to put together the streak the Chiefs have over their first eight games. To their credit they’ve taken the advantages presented to them and followed through with victories. Still, it’s tough to ignore their level of competition and the quarterback situations of their opponents.
The cumulative record of their first eight opponents this season is 20-41, with 3-5 Buffalo on tap next. Kansas City has yet to face a team with a winning record. That will change in a couple of weeks when their schedule looks to get much more difficult in terms of caliber of opponent.
They’ve also had the good fortune of facing clubs that have had to make quarterback changes. Cleveland being the latest example last week, with an ineffective Brandon Weeden (who replaced Brian Hoyer - I-R) replaced by Jason Campbell. The Browns were the third team in their first eight games undergoing quarterback changes.
Buffalo will be the fourth such team for the Chiefs defense with Thad Lewis making his fourth straight start.
Make no mistake the Chiefs are a good side. They just haven’t dealt with nearly as much adversity as most of the teams they’ve faced so far.
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