The Kansas City Chiefs (14-1) have the best record in the NFL, but they haven’t been as dominant as their record suggests. In fact, they have won their last seven games by six points or fewer. Average margin of victory: 3.9 points.
Thus, it’s no guarantee that the Chiefs will win back-to-back Super Bowls – or even back-to-back AFC Championships.
“From watching Buffalo and seeing what Buffalo can do, I think Kansas City should be very nervous about seeing the Buffalo Bills coming into Arrowhead,” former NFL wide receiver and current NFL Network analyst James Jones said on The Zach Gelb Show. “The Buffalo Bills can play ball. They got it going on all phases of the game: special teams, defense, and offense. They’re going to have to contain Josh Allen – not just his arm, but his legs as well. So it’ll be interesting to see that game. I’m looking forward to that. But I do think the Buffalo Bills have a chance of knocking the Kansas City Chiefs off.”
Jones, who won a Super Bowl with the Packers, believes Green Bay will win the NFC. A Packers/Chiefs Super Bowl would pit Aaron Rodgers against Patrick Mahomes, a showdown of MVP candidates.
But Jones believes the Chiefs need to figure some things out before the postseason. If the Bills and Chiefs played tomorrow, Jones would pick Buffalo.
“I like Buffalo in that game if it’s played tomorrow,” he said. “I think Buffalo, right now, is playing better than the Kansas City Chiefs. I like Buffalo in that game, 35-31.”
Allen, to his credit, has looked the part of an MVP candidate this season. He has thrown for 4,320 yards, rushed for 418 yards, and scored 42 touchdowns (34 pass, eight rush) to nine interceptions.
“He’s not making mistakes he used to make,” Jones said. “He understands that it is okay to punt. He’s using his legs a whole lot more to create plays and get first downs and keep drives alive. I’m not worried about Josh Allen at all. [He’s playing] at an MVP level, and he knows exactly what his team needs of him.”