The Kansas City Chiefs aren't lucky, they're good

Tom Szczerbowski

Kansas City has had to endure nonsense rhetoric for far too long even though it proves every Sunday how good it is.

I'm sick of hearing about how the Kansas City Chiefs have been lucky.

At 9-0, the only undefeated team in the league has to constantly listen to how much luck has been thrown their way, facing backup quarterbacks and lousy teams all year. Meanwhile, other "elite" teams have been given a free pass despite similar circumstances.

Let me start with this: The best team wins the game. There is no such thing as luck in the NFL.

Kansas City is 9-0 because it deserves to be. Did the Chiefs play a great game yesterday? No way. Did they earn that victory? Hell yes.

There is no such thing as luck in the NFL.

The Buffalo Bills racked up 470 yards of total offense with Jeff Tuel at quarterback while Kansas City managed 210. So it has to be luck that the Chiefs won 23-13 right? Nope. The Chiefs won because Tuel made a horrible read and threw the ball right at Sean Smith, who left Stevie Johnson and made the play, racing 100 yards.

Read that sentence again. Tuel made a bad play. Smith made a good play. This is a perfect example of why one team is 9-0, and the other is 3-6. Similarly, T.J. Graham catches a pass before having it knocked out of his grasp by Marcus Cooper. Tamba Hali picks up the ball and runs it in for a 20-13 lead. Again, not lucky.

Cooper made a good play. Graham made a bad play. Hali hustled and made the game-winning play. 9-0 vs. 3-6.

Andy Reid's team needs to show up with a better performance than the one authored Sunday, but that doesn't take away from the fact Kansas City was the better team against Buffalo. Yards mean nothing when you only score 13 points and are forced into three crippling turnovers.

I'm done listening to people talk about how this team is so blessed it got to face Case Keenum, Jason Campbell and Tuel. Sure, Tuel is bad, but the other two are both better than the men they were replacing. Hell, the Chiefs got unlucky having to face them, yet still won.

It may not be pretty at times, but boy is it brutally effective.

Meanwhile, the national media fawns all over the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. The same Seahawks who beat the 0-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 in overtime ... at home.

The same Broncos who have beaten the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8), Washington Redskins (3-5), Oakland Raiders (3-5), Baltimore Ravens (3-5), Dallas Cowboys (5-4), Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) and New York Giants (2-6). Congrats?

Yet all Kansas City fans get to listen to is how its undefeated team is inferior, despite having the best defense in the league. Somehow, a team that has yet to lose a game is overlooked because it does not score a point every minute. It may not be pretty at times, but boy is it brutally effective.

Ultimately, the Chiefs and Broncos are on a collision course, with the roads coming together on Nov. 17. Then, the words stop and the action starts.

Good luck Denver.

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