JACK'S SMACK: Chiefs have no chance of winning the division

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The skeptic in me would say the Chiefs are living on borrowed time.

I'm alluding to their chances of winning the division. I give them zero chance of that.

We need to accept the fact that they're playing for a wild card. That's a tremendous accomplishment.

No one, not one of you, really thought before the season began, this team would make the playoffs.

After winning nine straight, the chiefs have now dropped their last two. And it could have been three in a row. They stole that game in Buffalo.

The Chiefs have clearly overachieved. They've piled up victories by creating turnovers and sacking backup quarterbacks. It's all changing now because of the competition.

Takeaways have suddenly disappeared and hitting QBs has become virtually nonexistent in the last four games. They had 35 sacks in the first seven games. They've had two in the last four games.

But now there are the injury problems to Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

But this defense began unraveling before the injuries.

The encouraging news: it looks like the offense might be able to take some of the pressure off.

The quarterback has thrown for five touchdowns in the last two games.

Look, the Chiefs are a good football team, but this is not a Super Bowl contender. It's just not.

The Broncos come to Arrowhead Sunday with first place on the line.

We just went through this drill.

There is nothing to make me believe the outcome will be any different than it was two weeks ago in Denver.

That's Jack's Smack.

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