Former Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil knows a thing or two about great offenses, having coached the Greatest Show on Turf St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl in 1999.
So it should come as no surprise that, with the offensive playmakers on the Kansas City Chiefs, the legendary coach believes they are the top team remaining in the NFL’s final four.
“I can’t see anybody beating them,” he said Wednesday on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco. “I really can’t.”
The Chiefs are coming fresh off an exhilarating win over the Buffalo Bills, which saw them topple Josh Allen and Co. with a 42-36 overtime victory. They now face another tough task in Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals, and Vermeil did caution that all it takes is one game.
“You only have to be the best team game day,” he said. “All the things you did to get there are not important anymore. You only have to be the best team in the country one day. If you get a higher percentage of your best players playing their best game on the same day, you’re going to win it.”
But Vermeil noted that the Chiefs are just so talented and have had their best players at their best at the right time.
“They have so many players that have the ability to have their best day ever,” he continued. “When is [Travis] Kelce going to play any better than he has in the past? The little guy (Tyreek Hill) and [Patrick[ Mahomes is much more structured and disciplined the second half of the season.”
While Mahomes has an impressive resume for a quarterback still early in his career, there was legitimate concern earlier this year when he was turning the ball over a lot and the Chiefs were 3-4.
“You can become too confident as a quarterback and I thought that happened to Patrick,” Vermeil said. “He got so confident he thought any ball could leave his hand and go to the right guy. It doesn’t work that way.”
The Chiefs are hosting the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead for the fourth time in four years – a feat that has never been done before as they aim for their third consecutive Super Bowl appearance.