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It's getting pretty old at this point, but the Kansas City Chiefs just can't stop winning. Naturally, it only makes sense that the oddsmakers are all aboard their hype train.


After an impressive victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have arguably the best defense in the NFL, Kansas City's odds to take the AFC West absolutely skyrocketed. 

The West might as well belong to Kansas City at this point, but battling their way through the AFC postseason is a completely different story, especially since the defense is still an issue. I will give credit where credit is due, though. The Chiefs defense played a complete game against the Jags this weekend, but don't let that fool you into thinking that they've finally turned the corner as a unit.


Blake Bortles is, by the numbers, one of the worst quarterbacks they'll face this season and keep in mind that Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers absolutely shredded the Chiefs' defense in the games they played against them. 


If the KC defense can pull a repeat performance against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots this week, then it may be time to admit that the Chiefs are viable AFC favorites. 


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