Most NFL games come down to turnovers so they're a key in every single game the Kansas City Chiefs will play. This week that is particularly true as the worst turnover differential (Chiefs) will face the best turnover differential (New England Patriots).
The Chiefs are -5 on turnover on the season, which ranks them all alone at No. 32 in the league. Meanwhile, the Patriots are +6 in turnovers, which ties them with the Cincinnati Bengals for the best mark in the NFL.
The Chiefs, as you know, have NOT created a turnover at all this year. For a team that lived on turnovers last year, I am stunned by those numbers. It's almost unbelievable that the Chiefs have yet to create a turnover given they have two solid pass rushers and a hurried quarterback often leads to mistakes. The Chiefs have turned it over five times on offense this year -- three picks and two fumbles. Note that Alex Smith has not thrown a pick since Week 1.
The Patriots defense has created eight turnovers with six interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Offensively, the Patriots have turned it over twice -- both fumbles. That means Tom Brady has yet to throw an interception this year.
I keep saying to myself that the Chiefs turnover-free streak can't keep going another week. It just has to end at some point. Turnovers are somewhat random but there's no way the Chiefs are going 0-for-September in turnovers ... right?