5 reasons the Chiefs will win the AFC West

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 07: Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers carries the ball in the first half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

The Chiefs might struggle to repeat as Super Bowl Champions, but Kansas City is in a great position to win another AFC West title in 2020.

There will be several hotly contested division races in the NFL next season. The AFC West isn’t going to be one of them. The Chiefs have a relatively easy road to cruise to another division title in 2020.

In all honesty, Kansas City will be much more concerned with positioning themselves to defend their Super Bowl title. They will see the division championship as a step along the road to retaining the Lombardi Trophy. Don’t expect a lot of drama in this division. Without delay, read on to discover the top five reasons why the Chiefs will top the AFC West this year.

5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire will boost the run game

Not many NFL teams can afford to draft a running back in Round 1, but the Chiefs have enough roster talent to justify making such a luxury selection. Clyde Edwards-Helaire should be the team’s top option at the position when Week 1 arrives.

Kansas City isn’t going to suddenly morph into a power running team, but being able to lean on the ground game a little more often is going to some pressure off of Patrick Mahomes. At the very least, being able to convert more third downs on the ground should decrease the number of hits the talented quarterback takes on a weekly basis.

There’s also a significant chance that Edwards-Helaire can break even more big plays for the Kansas City offense in 2020. He’s got the ability to slash into a defensive crease and burst into the secondary before the defense knows he has the football. His presence in the Chiefs’ backfield is only going to make it more difficult for defensive coordinators to game plan for this unit.

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