The Kansas City Chiefs have a new coach, a new quarterback, and a new sense of confidence so far in the 2013 season. Through the first eith weeks of the season, Andy Reid has coached his team to an undefeated 8-0 start. They currently lead the AFC West and are called the biggest breakout team in the NFL. Also, Alex Smith has played like he is still one of the best quarterbacks in the game and proving there's still life after starting for the San Francisco 49ers.
But even though they're the only undefeated team left in the game, there is one big question hovering over Kansas City: Are they for real? Well, first lets look at the teams they've beaten. Here are the teams: The Jaguars, Giants, Cowboys, Eagles (Reid's former team), Browns, Texans, Titans, and Raiders. Now the Chiefs played some of them close in tough games like this past Sunday when they beat the Browns 23-17. However, the teams the Chiefs beat this year are struggling. The Browns are 3-5, the Jags are the opposite of KC at 0-8, the Raiders are 3-4 even with the stellar play of Terrelle Pryor, and even tough the Cowboys lead the NFC Eastern division they are 4-4 and treading water above .500.
Then there's also the competition they're going to face next. The Chiefs will have a bye week after they play the Buffalo Bills, then they will face off against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos while despite the fact that they're 7-1 are considered by many as the number one Super Bowl contender in the entire AFC. Most of the other teams in the second half of the season The Chargers, Redskins, and Raiders) are either barely above .500 or stuggling to figure out their chemistry. The only other team than the Broncos who could give them some tough competition are the Indianapolis Colts and they won't play against them until December 22nd.
The Chiefs have have a lot to optimistic about and they've clearly earned their 8-0 start but as for them being a Super Bowl contender? Well, that remains to be seen. There's an old saying that to be the best, you have to beat the best. The Chiefs have a good team with a good standing and they have on of the loudest of crowds in the NFL at Arrowhead Stadium but with Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck looming it's too soon to call the Chiefs the best in the AFC yet.