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Notebook: Players unwavering faith in each other drives Chiefs’ winning ways | Chiefs Digest

Peters said he planned before the game to do Lewis’ dance if he got an interception, but the result of the pick made it sweeter. "I knew if I got a pick, I was going to do it regardless," he said. "It just helps that it’s a pick-6." The dance also wasn’t meant to show up the Ravens’ fans; this was Peters’ way of paying tribute to one of the fiercest inside linebackers in NFL history.

On the effectively boring (and finally steady) Chiefs | Kansas City Star

"When we get a lead? Very confident, very confident," linebacker Derrick Johnson said. "That's what good teams do. I don't say that in a way that, like, stand on the table, ‘Hey we're a good team.' It's showing up on Sundays. That's what good teams do. Get ahead, stay ahead, and win."

Chiefs cash in on Ravens' errors in eighth straight win | NFL.com

Don't trust the final score. The Ravens weren't badly outplayed in this game. The difference was Baltimore made key mistakes and Kansas City took advantage of every one. This is what good teams do.

Chiefs finish road slate with winning record | Kansas City Star

The Chiefs' previous winning road mark before the Reid regime was in 2003. Since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978, the Chiefs had won at least five road games in a season only five times before Reid, and they swept their division rivals in their stadiums this year for the first time since 1995.

Kansas City Chiefs convert Baltimore Ravens mistakes into eighth straight win | AP

The Ravens wore pants that were described by the team as gold but appeared to be the color of spicy mustard. Either way, the change did little to alter the course of this lost season for a Baltimore team that appeared in the playoffs in six of the past seven years. Coming into the game, the Chiefs were averaging 29.1 points and yielding only 12. Those numbers won't change much after this blowout.

Tyvon Branch changes game with alert play | Kansas City Star

For all the quirkiness of the play, it also represented a microcosm of how the Chiefs have morphed from a 1-5 start into a team that has won eight games in a row.

Time after time after time since the mind-boggling miscues that tarnished the early part of their season, it's been the other team that blinks and makes ruinous mistakes that the Chiefs simply don't.

"It was like, ‘Freebie!' " Branch said, laughing.

Chiefs’ opportunistic defense makes Ravens pay for mistakes | Chiefs Digest

So, take DeVito’s word when he provided high praise of his teammates after Sunday’s 34-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens in a contest that saw the Chiefs score two defensive touchdowns. "I tell you what, this is the best defense I’ve ever been on," DeVito said, "and I’ve been around some really good defenses."

Ravens’ fake punt doesn’t fool Chiefs special teams unit | Chiefs Digest

The problem, however, was Ravens punter Sam Koch didn’t fool Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen and tight end Demetrius Harris. "That’s my job at that position is to first check to see if it’s a fake," Sorensen said. "And as I was about to turn and run, I saw the punter take a step forward and it looked unnatural, so I turned around and tried to close in as quick as possible."

Ravens’ fake punt doesn’t fool Chiefs special teams unit | Chiefs Digest

The problem, however, was Ravens punter Sam Koch didn’t fool Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen and tight end Demetrius Harris. "That’s my job at that position is to first check to see if it’s a fake," Sorensen said. "And as I was about to turn and run, I saw the punter take a step forward and it looked unnatural, so I turned around and tried to close in as quick as possible."

Strong case can be made for Marcus Peters as Kansas City Chiefs' MVP | ESPN

For that reason, it's not ridiculous to suggest Peters is Kansas City's MVP. He gives up plays, as he did at times Sunday. He forfeited yards when he foolishly went for a strip of wide receiver Kamar Aiken rather than try to make a tackle after a catch. But what the Chiefs are getting in return is tremendous.