When the Kansas City Chiefs took the field in Week 3, their minds weren't on securing a spot in the postseason. They weren't even focused on bringing home a win.
After a complete implosion in their first two games, the Chiefs were probably more concerned with not looking ridiculous again.
Sitting near the halfway mark of the season, they've certainly accomplished that mission. Not only did they make a game of their Week 3 loss to San Diego, but they've gone on to win four straight, including an incomprehensible overtime win against the Chargers.
Now Kansas City sits in a three-way tie for first place, and looks ready to compete for the AFC West title despite losing three of their top players to injury.
The Chiefs have a number of shortcomings, though; here are five things that need to happen if the Chiefs want to keep the momentum going and make the playoffs for the second time in a row—something Kansas City hasn't done in 16 years.