The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs haven’t quite been the same explosive offense they’ve been in previous years, but they still remain one of the best teams in the NFL.
The Chiefs have been trying to integrate several of their young receivers into the offense which explains the lack of scoring outbursts, but the team still did enough to beat the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5.
Kansas City got off to an OK start as they scored 13 points in the first half, though they were tied with Minnesota at halftime.
However, the second half was a different story as they scored two touchdowns in the third quarter while holding their opponents scoreless.
It was a ho-hum victory for the Chiefs who moved to 4-1 on the season and in prime position to win the AFC West again.
Although Kansas City is clearly working things out, Nick Wright believes that they’re simply finding new ways to win via First Things First.
“The Chiefs are playing a slightly different game than everybody else. … They are practicing while winning. It’s the best running game and best defense they’ve had in the Mahomes era,” Wright said.
"The Chiefs are playing a slightly different game than everybody else. … They are practicing while winning. It's the best running game and best defense they've had in the Mahomes era."
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) October 9, 2023
Normally, Kansas City would simply outscore their opponents on a weekly basis, but Andy Reid has really had to rely on the run game and defense to keep the team in the win column.
Isiah Pacheco had 16 carries that led to 55 yards and a touchdown, while the defense had two sacks and recovered a fumble.
The new-look Chiefs are going to be a problem if they’re able to rekindle the offense while maintaining this level of play on the ground and defensively.NEXT: Chiefs Give Injury Update On Travis Kelce