The offensive line struggles have been under the microscope all year, but another reason for the flip from the Chiefs' fast start in 2013 to their 0-2 beginning in 2014 has been a defense that can't create turnovers.
Last season, defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's unit feasted off turnovers, earning 36 takeaways for a team with an NFL-best plus-18 turnover differential.
"It's sad," Sutton said, per The Kansas City Star. "We talk to our players all the time about you just have to stay the course and just keep going. Those things happen. I'm not sure why and when they happen but you've got to keep flying to the ball and when your opportunity comes you want to be there whether the ball is tipped, the ball is on the ground."
Turnovers are fluky, and the Chiefs got a lot of fortuitous bounces early last season. But the disparity is indicative of how quickly things have changed in Kansas City in just one calendar year.