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Imperfect Chiefs carry perfect record into bye week

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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) tries to break away from Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats (52) in a National Football League game in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Sunday afternoon.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As much as Alex Smith tries to avoid it, the veteran quarterback can’t help but hear what outsiders are saying about his Kansas City Chiefs.
That they’re the worst team to ever start 9-0. That their offense is sluggish at best, sloppy at worst. That their defense can’t possibly carry them forever. That they make far too many errors to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
Here’s the problem with that logic: Even if everything had gone perfectly, Smith observed, the Chiefs would have the exact same record as they head into their ...


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