No-one challenging the Chiefs

03 November 2017 04:23:48 GMTPlus11

The Kansas City Chiefs sit atop the AFC West Division with a 6-2 record while the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders struggle below .500.

Two games up in the loss column over the Broncos, the Chiefs, 11.00 to win Super Bowl LII, are at the AT & T Stadium in Arlington this week to face the Dallas Cowboys.

Kansas City arrive in town after snapping a two-game losing skid and beating Denver 29-19 at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night.

The Chiefs picked off Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian three times and also forced a couple of fumbles on the evening. Alex Smith was not particularly proficient, connecting on 14-of-31 for 202 yards and one touchdown, but unlike his Denver counterpart did not throw an interception.

Running back Kareem Hunt was held to 46 yards on 22 carries and it's now been three games since the rookie out of Toledo has run for 100 yards. That potentially is a concern and one that could be an issue in the post-season, presuming that Kansas City maintain their focus in the second half of the campaign.

The Chiefs take their bye week after the match-up in Dallas and their final seven games are certainly manageable. The New York Giants, New York Jets and the Broncos are on the road, while Kansas City will entertain the Buffalo Bills, Raiders, Chargers and Miami Dolphins.

It's hard to see anything worse than a 10-6 record and, unless the Broncos, Chargers or Raiders catch fire, that would be good enough to put the Chiefs into the play-offs once more. However, parity the way it is in the league, no-one will be making post-season reservations until after a place is clinched.

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