There have been weeks this season when all the questions about the Chiefs' performance and their future have sounded pretty much the same.
That's true now, as well, even though Todd Haley's troops somehow escaped Chicago with a 10-3 victory over the Bears.
In the incredibly wise words of that old sage, Tyler Palko: "There's no such thing as a bad win."
There still might be issues that need addressing, however.
So on we go.
KANSAS CITY 10, CHICAGO 3
1. Is the defense really this good?
Well, we shouldn't expect seven sacks every week -- but yes, the Chiefs defense has become a force.
Remember, though, that the Bears had backup QB Caleb Hanie out there looking confused, and they lost star running back Matt Forte in the first quarter.
Nevertheless, the Chiefs were aggressive and never seemed to let events deter them from the task at hand.
The maturity of rookie linebacker Justin Houston has helped, and so has a slight change in emphasis by coordinator Romeo Crennel.