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_ The Chiefs have 35 sacks, and are on pace to break the NFL’s single-season record of 72 set by the 1984 Bears. Kansas City has not allowed more than 17 points in a game this season.

_ Running back Jamaal Charles has at least 100 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in every game this season. O.J. Simpson in 1975 is the only other player to accomplish that feat.

“It’s confidence,” Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali said. “Guys believe in what we’re doing. They believe in one another, and that goes a long way. When you have confidence and you get on the field, regardless of who you’re playing, something good is going to happen for you.”

It helps that things keep falling in the Chiefs‘ favor.

The teams they’ve beaten had a combined 14-33 record heading into Monday night, with the Jaguars and Giants both winless.

The Chiefs have also been healthy while their foes have not: On Sunday, the Texans not only played without quarterback Matt Schaub, they also lost running back Arian Foster and linebacker Brian Cushing during the game.

“We’ve been playing well,” Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster said. “We’re 7-0, and you have to cherish every one of these. Just keep doing what you’ve been doing as far as preparation, take care of what you can and everything will be all right.”


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