Coach: Andy Reid (sixth yr with Chiefs — 56-27 common season, 1-Four postseason; 20th yr general — 186-120-1 common season, 11-13 playoffs).
File: 3-0 (first in AFC West).
Final week: Beat San Francisco 38-27.
Subsequent week: vs. Jacksonville.
Play caller: Coach Andy Reid.
Evaluation: Reid, 60, relinquished the play-calling duties late final season to Matt Nagy, who parlayed that function into the Chicago head teaching job. Former Colorado operating again Eric Bienemy is the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator. He was CU’s coordinator from 2011-12 earlier than becoming a member of Reid’s unique Chiefs employees. … KC has the league’s greatest offense by way of three weeks — first in scoring (39.Three factors per sport), second on third down (50 p.c) and within the purple zone (91.7 p.c) and seventh in yards (398.3). … The Chiefs have bludgeoned groups within the first quarter (49-6). … Second-year QB Patrick Mahomes began final yr’s win at Denver and is already within the MVP race. He possesses terrific arm power, anticipation, mobility and command of the offense. He leads the league in TD passes (13) and score (137.4). … RB Kareem Hunt received final yr’s dashing title (1,327 yards), however is 17th this yr (168) and has solely a 3.2-yard common. Spencer Ware and Damien Williams are the backups and FB Anthony Sherman has two catches for 52 yards. … TE Travis Kelce has been named to the final three Professional Bowls, focused not less than 103 instances in annually. He has 229 yards receiving on a team-high 16 catches. Kelce has not less than one catch in 66 consecutive video games. … Backup TE Demetrius Harris had a 13-yard TD catch in opposition to San Francisco. … The offense revolves round Kelce and the receivers: Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley. Hill, one of many league’s quickest gamers, and Watkins, the Invoice-turned-Ram-turned-Chief every have 14 catches. Conley performs in three-receiver personnel and two of his 5 catches have been TDs. … The offensive line is LT Eric Fisher, LG Cameron Erving, C Mitch Morse, RG Laurent Duvemay-Tardif and RT Mitchell Schwartz. Fisher was the second general decide in 2013, Erving a former first-round decide for Cleveland. Schwartz can be making his 100th profession begin. … The Chiefs have an NFL-low one turnover.
Play caller: Coordinator Bob Sutton.
Evaluation: Sutton, 67, in his sixth yr because the Chiefs’ play-caller. He was the Jets’ coordinator from 2006-08. To say the least, he’s embattled regardless of a 3-Zero begin. The Chiefs have just one interception in 141 opponent’s cross makes an attempt and 6 sacks. A headline on a Chiefs fan web site: “What Precisely Is Bob Sutton Being Paid To Do?” … The Chiefs are final in yards allowed (474.0), 30th in opposition to the run (11.13), 27th in opposition to the cross (362.7) and 30th in scoring (30.7). … On the filp aspect, they’re first on third down (25.eight p.c). … Groups have needed to get cross completely satisfied in opposition to the Chiefs; they’ve allowed solely 43 first-half factors. … KC performs a base 3-Four scheme. … Up entrance, the Week Three starters have been NT Xavier Williams, DE Chris Jones and DE Allen Bailey. Jones turns into an inside cross rusher on third down. Depth is supplied by NT Derrick Nnadi (rookie third-rounder) and DE Jarvis Jenkins. … Veterans Justin Houston and Dee Ford play the OLB spots. Houston, Ford and Bailey have two sacks apiece. … Houston had seasons of 10, 11 and 22 sacks from 2012-14, however hasn’t cracked double digits since. … The ILBs are Anthony Hitchens (ex of Dallas) and Reggie Ragland (ex of Buffalo). Hitchens leads KC with 32 tackles. … The secondary has performed with out two-time All Professional S Eric Berry, out all three video games with a heel harm. He tore his Achilles’ within the 2017 opener. … The highest three CBs are Kendall Fuller, Steven Nelson and Orlando Scandrick. Fuller was acquired from Washington within the commerce for QB Alex Smith. Scandrick performed for Dallas, was launched by the Redskins in camp and serves because the nickel. … S Eric Murray is filling in for Berry and is second on the staff with 20 tackles. S Ron Parker was launched by KC on March 12 when he was unwilling to take a pay lower. However he re-signed Sept. 1 and has 19 tackles and the staff’s solely interception.
Coordinator: Dave Toub.
Evaluation: Toub, 56, is considered one of many league’s high particular groups coaches and has held a coordinator function since 2004. … The Chiefs are first and sixth, respectively, in punt and kick protection, and first and tied for 25th, respectively, in punt and kickoff returns. … Hill is a dynamic punt returner (91-yard TD in Week 1 in opposition to the Chargers) and De’Anthony Thomas’ solely punt return went for 48 yards. … P Dustin Colquitt has solely 9 makes an attempt, however a whopping 49-yard web common. … Ok Harrison Butker has made all 18 of his kicks (two FGs and 16 PATs).