Melvin Gordons prolonged holdout and Derwin James foot injury in L.A., Antonio Browns head-to-toe spectacle in Oakland, and a spinning turnstile of head coaches and quarterbacks in Denver all complicate efforts to unseat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.
Not that its status quo in KC. The Chiefs defensive makeover features new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and as many as eight new starters.
Patrick Mahomes, the MVP who threw for 5,000-plus yards and 50 touchdowns in his first season as a starter, never touched the ball in overtime of the AFC championship because Kansas Citys defenders couldnt get off the field against the Patriots after New England won the coin toss.
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