The Chiefs are the last undefeated team in football, and because they’re the Chiefs and this is sports and this is what we do, it’s easy to think about all that could go wrong.
Because unless you are old enough to remember 1969, when football wasn’t nearly as popular as it is now, every Chiefs joy has ultimately led to a disappointment. I’m in a good mood today, so I don’t want to write the list any more than you want to read the list. But you’re probably nodding your head right now.
You can find all that stuff here, too. Injuries are a growing problem, particularly on the offensive line. The Chiefs got lucky when Josh Doctson dropped what would’ve been a late and go-ahead touchdown last night. Only six teams have given up more yards than the Chiefs.
But one of the marks of a good team is being able to beat other good teams, and New England, Philadelphia and Washington are a combined 7-2 when playing teams that aren’t the Chiefs.
Another mark of a good team is that they have more than one way to win. The Chiefs overwhelmed the Patriots with big plays, ground out a second-half comeback against the Eagles, beat the Chargers from ahead, and worked through injuries and nearly struggles against Washington.
None of this matters as much as what the Chiefs look like in two or three months, but at this point, except for the injuries — and depending on the news with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Eric Berry is the only one out for the year — how could the Chiefs be any better at this moment?
Enjoy it, is what I’m saying. It’s a damn good team. Fun, too.