Some fans may be jumping off the Kansas City Chiefs bandwagon after they lost to the Buffalo Bills.
A year ago, they handily defeated this squad to reach Super Bowl LV.
Now, the Bills dominated them at their home field.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo offense scored at will while their defense outmuscled the Chiefs offensive line.
Is this a sign that the Chiefs are regressing?
Improvement does not come without adversity. pic.twitter.com/N5JpY8Wene
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 11, 2021
Is it time to bid farewell to a third straight Super Bowl appearance for Kansas City?
Will they even make the playoffs?
There’s still hope for the Chiefs because they are still one of the AFC’s top teams.
However, they must do some soul searching to reverse their losing trend.
Precisely, they must fine-tune their defense because they can get burned by big plays.
Despite their squad’s glaring problems, Chiefs fans must calm down because there’s a long way to go.
Plenty Of Winnable Games Left
Surprisingly, all AFC West teams started strong this season.
But by Week 5, the Las Vegas Raiders offense isn’t the same lights-out unit from Weeks 1 to 3.
Likewise, the Denver Broncos are in a scoring slump as well, which affects their defensive efficiency.
The Chiefs have yet to meet both teams, and they can claim victory in all four games.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Chargers allowed the Cleveland Browns to score 42 points.
The last place Kansas City Chiefs.
Just as we all expetced.
— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) October 11, 2021
Give the Chiefs enough possessions, and they can score that many as well.
However, Josh Gordon must regain his All-Pro form for the Chiefs offense to open up.
They need a receiver who can field balls despite physical contact.
Kansas City will go up against Washington in Week 6.
We have to regroup and come back stronger against Washington. pic.twitter.com/pVkADI7dhh
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 13, 2021
Washington’s defense is not living up to expectations as well.
A week later, the Chiefs will face the inconsistent Tennessee Titans.
They will also face the injury-laden New York Giants, giving them three winnable games to improve their record to 5-3.
Add the four games against Denver and Las Vegas, and they can have nine wins.
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— RaiderAV530 🏴☠️🍂🍁 (@hipower2000) October 10, 2021
Their games against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers can be toss-ups, but they have a strong chance of victory.
At 11 wins, the Chiefs will make the playoffs for the seventh straight season.
Time For The Defense To Step Up
Defense isn’t Kansas City’s strong suit, but they can’t be this terrible.
While their offense scores 30.8 points per game (fifth-best in the league), the defense surrenders 32.6 per game.
Two of their three losses were within a touchdown.
A few breaks going their way would help turn those games in their favor.
The defensive line must also play better because they have a league-worst seven sacks through five games.
The 2021 Kansas City Chiefs defense: pic.twitter.com/sPzBRLRCay
— Matt C (@MattfromKC) October 11, 2021
Steve Spagnuolo must shake up his defense because it’s not working.
Frank Clark must also help their struggling pass rush.
Even a slight improvement can limit their opponents to fewer points than their high-powered offense.
Those adjustments may result in ugly victories, but what’s important is that they keep on winning.