When the 2018 NFL season started one of the biggest questions was whether or not the Kansas City Chiefs made the right decision in letting Alex Smith go for second year quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Through nine games, the answer is emphatically yes.
The Chiefs lead the NFL in points per game this season with a staggering 36.3 points per game.
When you compare that to some of the greatest offenses of all-time, like the 2007 New England Patriots (36.8 ppg), 2013 Denver Broncos (37.9 ppg) and 1998 Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota Vikings (34.8 ppg) and see that the Chiefs are right there with them in almost every category.
It shows just how dominant they have been in 2018.
The ‘07 Patriots averaged 295.7 yards passing per game and 115.6 yards rushing, the Chiefs are putting up 315.9 yards passing per game and 117.6 yards rushing per game.
They have weapons all over the field:
Patrick Mahomes is on pace to throw for over 5,000 yards, 50 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions.
Kareem Hunt is on pace to rush for over 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns while finishing with over 500 yards receiving and 11 receiving touchdowns.
Sammy Watkins is on pace for just under 1,000 yards and five touchdowns receiving while Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are both on pace for over 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season.
The Chiefs offer not just a unique offense to try and defend, they offer a historic offense for the Arizona Cardinals to try and combat.
The question becomes, can they?
Do they have the manpower to contain this Chiefs offensive attack and if they do so, what would be considered a successful day defensively?
That is what the Cardinals are tasked with on Sunday, are they up for it?