Kansas City Chiefs: Seven Essentials To Their Week 13 Win and an AFC West Title

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Kansas City Chiefs: Seven Essentials To Their Week 13 Win and an AFC West Title
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If I told you that Dwayne Bowe would be held without a catch, Matt Cassel would throw only one TD pass, and neither Thomas Jones or Jamaal Charles would reach the end zone against the Broncos going into Sunday's contest, I'm sure you would assume that the Chiefs would lose that game—and you would be wrong.

The AFC West's hottest offense cooled down significantly in Week 13, but that didn't stop the Chiefs from getting something more important than any TD or reception total: a win. They got it done the old fashioned way, going back to their roots of hard-nosed defense and downhill running.

By now, football fans already know that the Chiefs won their Sunday home game against the Broncos 10-6, but it's the way they won that might be flying under the radar. It wasn't a pretty or colorful win, but it may be a defining win for this young team who is learning how to win on the fly.

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