Chiefs Roller-Coaster to History

Back-to-back AFC West Champs for the 1st time in Chiefs history

Mike Welch
December 24, 2017 - 3:28 pm

The 2016 and 2017 Kansas City Chiefs have made history by winning the AFC West Championship in back-to-back years for the first time in franchise history.

For the 2017 Chiefs, it has been nothing short of a massive roller-coaster.

It started amazingly with the Chiefs going 5-0 after kicking the season off with a shocking and decisive win at New England.

The Chiefs were the undisputed #1 team in the NFL for weeks, and they seemed unstoppable. 

Then, in Week 6, the Pittsburgh Steelers came to Arrowhead.

The Chiefs went 1-6 in their next 7 games, and it felt like nothing could go right for Kansas City who was in a 3-way tie atop the AFC West at 6-6.

The 7th game of KC's 1-6 stretch was at the New York Jets. The defense couldn't stop a nosebleed, and then Marcus Peters lost his cool.

After this incident (and reportedly, an altercation with an assistant coach in the team bus afterward), Marcus Peters was suspended. Andy Reid wasn't just suspending Marcus Peters, he was sending a message to his team that nobody is bigger than the team and nobody is too talented to be disciplined. It was a risk, a risk that paid off handsomely. Not only for the team as a whole, but for Marcus Peters, who has been involved in forcing 5 turnovers in the 2 games since his return.

Since the loss against the Jets, the Chiefs have won 3-straight by very decisive margins. None of the three games have been in question on the final possession, Kareem Hunt has turned back into one of the best running backs in the NFL, and Travis Kelce has solidified his spot as one of the unquestionably dominant tight ends in the NFL.

You could make a strong argument for Travis Kelce being the best TE in the NFL.

The 2017 Chiefs offense has accomplished something only done one other time in NFL History: QB over 4,000 passing yards, RB over 1,000 rushing yards, TE and WR both over 1,000 recieving yards.

QB Alex Smith: 4,000 yards passing
RB Kareem Hunt: 1,000 yards rushing
WR Tyreek Hill: 1,000 yards receiving
TE Travis Kelce: 1,000 yard receiving

The Chiefs offense is clicking at the right time, and the outlook is very bright as we look forward to the playoffs.

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