The Kansas City Chiefs are 7-4 and sitting in first place of the AFC West. Throughout the season, folks have been very impressed with the Chiefs' turnaround but the questions have still been there. What's up with the offense? Is Matt Cassel really the guy? How long can Jamaal Charles keep it up?
Well, we've got answers for you. The KC Chiefs skill position players are putting up stats that rival the best in the NFL. QB Matt Cassel, RB Jamaal Charles and WR Dwayne Bowe could each make a serious case that their stats say they're each the best in the NFL.
Here's how the Chiefs' big three stand:
Matt Cassel is tied for second in the NFL with 22 touchdown passes. Names like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Eli Manning and Philip Rivers are ahead of him. Only Brady can really compete with Cassel once you bring interceptions into the conversation. Cassel has just four interceptions -- same as Brady -- and 11 less than Brees. Cassel's seven-game run is incredible -- 18 touchdowns and one interception.
Jamaal Charles passes 1,000 yards. He's second in the NFL with 1,021 yards and first in the NFL in yards per carry. The best part about him, I think, is how consistent he's been. Charles has had a couple days where he went crazy for over 150 yards but for the most part he's been the same guy getting 75-100 yards per game. Charles is making his case as the best running back in the NFL.
Dwayne Bowe leads the NFL in receiving touchdowns. He has 14 and the next closest -- Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson -- has 11. In fact, the next closest, running backs included, is Houston Texans RB Arian Foster at 12. He's fifth in receiving yards, too, which means he isn't just catching goal line touchdowns. He's making the case as the best receiver in the NFL this year.