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The Kansas City Chiefs went to the Windy City Sunday night and dispatched the Chicago Bears 26-3, thanks to a defense that’s recently become very good.

Sure, Patrick Mahomes sparkled like he typically does, and the Chiefs offense had something to do with the win. But more than anything, it’s the team’s defense that has it poised for a potential Super Bowl run.

As noted by NFL Research on Twitter Sunday night, the Kansas City defense is allowing an NFL-best 9.6 points per game going back to Week 11, and Sunday marked the second game in a row that the Chiefs allowed just three points.

Back in the spring when the Chiefs landed Frank Clark, we predicted that this defense would be good enough for a Super Bowl run. Now, with the addition of seven-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Terrell Suggs, the Chiefs are truly equipped to take it to the AFC’s best.

To win it all, they still have to figure out a way to slow down a Baltimore Ravens offense that’s been a buzz saw as the team has rattled off 11 straight wins. But given the progress we’ve seen from the Chiefs over the past month or so, perhaps this team has what it takes to do just that.

And assuming Patrick Mahomes and Co. continue to put points on the board, that’s a championship combination.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.