NFL Network’s Brian Billick talked about the Kansas City Chiefs and I thought he did a pretty good job of explaining the type of team the Chiefs are. I think what he’s basically saying here is that the Chiefs have a high floor and perhaps a lower ceiling in some areas than others.
“The Chiefs are not a particularly impressive team,” Billick said in this clip. “They’re statistically in the bottom half of the league in virtually everything but they lead the league in turnover differential. They don’t beat themselves. That’s not real sexy but it’s good for winning football. Can this parlay into wins in the playoffs? I don’t know we’ll find out. Right now they’re a team that doesn’t beat themselves.
“I don’t want to say they’re a bad team, they’re just not a great team in any one area. Compared to around the league, we can point to a lot of teams and say this is a really good team but ... You look at Dallas, phenomenal offense but is the defense going to hold up. You look at the Minnesota Vikings, the defense is playing well but the offense isn’t doing so well. Everybody has that but. Kansas City doesn’t have that but other than that they’re just not that great in any one area. But they’re not that bad either.”
I can buy this argument against teams like the Raiders, Steelers or Broncos. The problem is the Patriots. The Patriots don’t seem to have that but either. They’re pretty darn good all around, have an easier division for homefield advantage and of course have the all important quarterback and coach advantage. Plus, they already beat the Chiefs once in the playoffs.