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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Kansas City Chiefs are a complete football team they enter today’s contest on an 11 game win streak. They are the hottest team in the NFL right now and have a ton of momentum on their side. While you have to give respect to the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl last year. It’s the Chiefs who are the team to be feared today and it’s largely because the Patriots are plagued by injuries and the Chiefs have been playing outstanding football. Although Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski are indeed slated to start for the New England Patriots offense. Neither player will be a 100% when they step out on the field. When you factor in that the Chiefs have the best defense in the league against the pass. It could spell disaster for the Patriots. If New England does withstand the test of Kansas City it will be because Tom Brady wills this team to victory. Brady has had to take on a larger workload all year with injuries taking place all around him. Getting those pieces of Gronkowski and Edelman back 80% or not will be a huge boost for Brady’s on the field production. That might be enough to get past the Chiefs. Regardless though Kansas City will be a team to keep their eyes on in this divisional round. The Patriots are the measuring stick of the league and the Chiefs could shake up the playoffs by knocking them off early. Andy Reid has done a great job of turning the Chiefs into a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Much of that success comes from the fact that the Chiefs play fundamental football. They run the ball successfully and play outstanding defense. Now they will have a true test against New England and if they contain the Patriots offense they will certainly give the Patriots all they can handle.