1. Kansas City Chiefs Coach: Andy Reid (ninth year — 91-37 regular season, 7-6 playoffs; 23rd year overall – – 221-130-1 regular season, 17-15 playoffs). 2020 record: 14-2 (first in AFC West; lost to Tampa Bay in Super Bowl). Defensive play-caller: Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (third year). Best player/best newcomer on defense: DT Chris Jones/DL Jarran Reed. Jones' contract averages $20 million, fourth among interior defensive linemen, and he is a consistent force (40 1/2 sacks in 76 games). A reliable player for Seattle (22 sacks in 72 games), Reed joined the Chiefs to play in their d-line rotation. Key statistic: 63 — negative plays by the defense, fewest in the NFL. Why they'll finish first: As long as quarterback Patrick Mahomes is healthy, the Chiefs will remain the class of the AFC West. Kansas City was proactive in rebuilding its offensive line, acquiring eight players, including left tackle Orlando Brown and guards Joe Thuney and Kyle Long. Safety Tyrann Mathieu leads the Chiefs' secondary, who will occasionally give up a lot of passing yards because opponents are in catch-up mode. 2. Los Angeles Chargers Coach : Brandon Staley (first year). 2020 record: 7-9 (third in AFC West). Defensive play-caller: Staley… Read full this story
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