All Hail the Chiefs

Matt Melson

The Kansas City Chiefs remain undefeated this season with a 6-0 record. The team has already tripled its number of wins from last season.

Credit for the team’s great start should be given to the Chiefs’ defense. The Chiefs are currently ranked No. 1 in the NFL in both points allowed per game and in sacks, 10.8 and 30.0, respectively. The team is also tied for No. 2 in interceptions, with 10 so far.

Individual players deserve credit for the team’s undefeated record. Linebacker Justin Houston is ranked No. 2 in the NFL with 9.5 sacks . Safety Quintin Demps is tied for sixth in the league with three interceptions, and linebacker Tamba Hali is tied for fourth in the league in forced fumbles.

Offense has also aided the team’s progress. The Chiefs have been known for their rushing game  and have not disappointed this year. Jamaal Charles is ranked sixth in the league in rushing with 475 yards.

Head Coach Andy Reid deserves the most credit. Changing the iconic Chiefs offense from a rushing-heavy franchise to one with moderate passing and rushing has been a necessary change for the Chiefs to truly compete in the league.

Kansas City  may witness the Chiefs receive glory if the winning streak continues.  Many sports commentators and analysts are pegging the Chiefs as the only team to be able to take down the Denver Broncos later this season.