I don't mean to hate on the Kansas City Chiefs. It's amazing that they've gone from 2-14 one season to 9-0 the next, and I do believe this team has a bright future. In fact, the present remains bright, too. This franchise could surprise me and go on a Super Bowl run this January.
Still, I don't see Kansas City as a playoff team, and I think that will become more obvious Sunday night in Denver, when Andy Reid and Co. faces the league's best all-around team, and their division rival, the Denver Broncos, for the first time in 2013.
For that game, the Chiefs, despite their 9-0 record, are an eight-point Vegas underdog. Peyton Manning has a balky ankle and the Broncos have had some less-than-stellar performances this season, but the Broncos are still expected to win easily.
Expect that to be the case, and expect it to be only the first indication that the Chiefs are in trouble as the home stretch of the season hits us.
Early on, KC feasted on piss-poor, struggling opponents like Jacksonville, Philly, the Giants and the Raiders. Lately, they've merely been surviving against a similarly low-caliber of opponents, taking care of Houston, Cleveland and Buffalo in too-close-for-comfort victories.
Their luck is about to run out.
Consider that the Chiefs' first nine opponents have a combined record of just 30-55 (.353). I know, you can only play who's on your schedule, but that doesn't mean we can't use that when evaluating how well you've actually performed.
Their final seven opponents (four of whom they have to play away from Arrowhead) are 37-27 (.578).
It's been a fun ride, but the Chiefs are due to receive multiple wake-up calls.
Oh.....? Well, why don't you mention that the only game that the Broncos lost this year, was against the Colts, whose defense was the best they've played against, and the Chiefs defense definitely out ranks them. Secondly; The Broncos have the exact same schedule as the Chiefs this year except for 2 teams. Thirdly; Those teams that suck, so you say, who, at the beginning of the season didn't, according to all you too smart sports writers and analysts, should have beaten the Chiefs.....I give you Eli Manning, Michael Vick, only 4 days after beating Tony Romo, Ryan Fitzpatrick, whom I remember handed it to us pretty good the last time we saw him. Not to mention Terrell Pryor, Jason Campbell, and yes, even Case Keenum and the Texans, who all had more than the ability and stats to cream the Chiefs, regardless of what you say now about their relief duties for their respective teams. Prior to all of those games, the Chiefs should have barely been a record 4-5 team at the present. Truthfully, I don't think most of you guys that "don't hate the Chiefs", but don't give them any credit when it comes to the Broncos, know what the hell you're talking about. Heck, I'd even bet you guys picked the Cowboys to win the Super Bowl again this year before preseason was even started, just like you do every year, and as usual, wrong again!!! GO CHIEFS!!!
I am so damn sick of hearing schedule schedule, everyone expects perfection and better get off that crap because no matter what anyone thinks Payton is less than perfect guys are gonna make mistakes and that's okay. There is no such thing as a crap schedule I thought the NFL has the toughest teams in the world but when someone beats those teams oh my god they are fake or have an easy schedule. Sorry but I consider a team can go 9-0 to start a season are serious contenders. Would everyone consider it a fluke if they beat Denver close or even a blowout. I suspect everyone of you would
@josh248808 You know darn good and well that they'd come up with some excuse to cover the Broncos loss and a Chiefs win. The only way the Chiefs come out of this season with any respect from the butt-heads that write this crap, is to win the whole damn thing, undefeated, and then the Dolphins can go whine and cry about that too. But even then, I doubt very seriously if they'd get the credit they deserve? GO CHIEFS!!!