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The Chiefs' week 13 win wasn't pretty, but it was a win. This was just the type of game that fans wondered if the Chiefs could win, and they proved that when they have to, they can pull out the tough one. It was a home win that makes them 6-0 in Arrowhead stadium, a home field advantage the likes of which they haven't had since Dick Vermeil was patrolling the sidelines.
This is a good team that is getting better every week and is hitting their stride at the right time. This was their third win in a row and the second time they've had a three game winning streak this year. The Chiefs are getting playoff ready on both sides of the ball, and they're playing the kind of football that a team needs to be able to play in the first two months of the calender year.
Charles is quite possibly the league's best running back, Bowe certainly has a Pro Bowl caliber skill level, and Matt Cassel is one of the NFL's most efficient passers. Thomas Jones is a tough running back who has proven he still has more left in the tank and is hungry for one more postseason run. Moeaki and McCluster are unselfish play-making rookies who will do whatever they're asked to do to win.
Eric Berry, Brandon Carr, and Brandon Flowers are nightmarish in the secondary, and Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson reek havoc from the linebacker spots. Glenn Dorsey does his part to plug up the middle and make life difficult for everyone who comes through the offensive line. Even young Studabaker is making his presence felt from the linebacker spot.
This is a team that truly epitomizes the word team, and they're poised to do some real damage right now in the NFL. The Chargers loss in week 13 gives the Chiefs a two game cushion, and if the Chiefs can pull out a tough road win against the Chargers in week 14, they will be almost assuredly marching into the playoffs in January. For now though, we're one step closer and winning one game at a time.