NFL, SPORTS

Schein: Chiefs lead the way in wide-open AFC

October 21, 2013

“There is one undefeated team right now in the NFL. MY CHIEFS.”

Yeah, you can say Adam Schein is buying what’s going on in Kansas City.

Monday on Mad Dog Sports Radio’s Schein on Sports, Schein broke down what he called a wide-open AFC. After pointing out the flaws in Denver and Indianapolis, Schein gushed over the Chiefs’ rock-solid defense.

“Have you watched this team play?,” Schein asked. “This is the best defense in the NFL. Eleven-point-six points per game. How about that? Twenty-five percent – That’s what the opposition is converting on third down. No.1 in the league in takeaways, No. 1 in sacks.”

Schein added that the Cincinnati Bengals have played themselves into contention, too.

“That Cincy team, even though there were some examples of Andy Dalton under-throwing a wide-open AJ Green on multiple occasions, even with the big day the pair had, I’ll tell you something,” Schein said. “That Cincy defense: Legit. It’s a wide-open AFC, and Cincy’s in the conversation.”

As for the two teams atop the AFC East:

“The Patriots right now are flawed. And Tom Brady is having trouble with his newbie wide receivers,” Schein said. “The New York Jets, with a solid defense and a quarterback who you know I liked throughout the entire draft process and the entire preseason; Geno Smith can play. [But] I’m not buying the Jets, I’m not buying the Patriots bigger picture. [New England] will win the AFC East when it is all said and done, but this AFC right now is wide open.”

Later on, Schein and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo debated the merit of Kansas City’s 7-0 start, and head coach Andy Reid’s spot among the league’s best coaches.

Schein on Sports with Adam Schein airs weekdays at 3 pm ET on Mad Dog Sports Radio, SiriusXM channel 86.