Jan 022014
 

Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) at Indianapolis Colts (11-5) This is the game I’m staying away from, simply because of how inconsistent Indianapolis has been this season. They’ve been alternating multiple game stretches where they’ve looked like a 13-3 team and a 6-10 team, with nothing really in between. Last season, they were nowhere near as [...]

Dec 192013
 

Indianapolis Colts (9-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) I’m completely split on this one. Not only do I not have a convincing argument for either side, but both of these two teams are essentially locked in to their current seed. Kansas City would need Denver to lose to either Houston or Oakland for them to [...]

Nov 302013
 

Last week: 7 (+0) Record: 9-2 There’s not a lot of shame in allowing 41 points in a game to the Chargers when you’re missing your top two pass rushers, especially considering the Chiefs were probably pretty distracted in between two games against Denver that would essentially decide the division regardless of what happened in [...]

Nov 212013
 

San Diego Chargers (4-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) I’ve maintained all along that the Chiefs are not as good as their record. Going into last week’s game, they had the NFL’s easiest schedule according to DVOA, which doesn’t even take into account all of the backup quarterbacks they faced. However, despite that, they were [...]

Nov 092013
 

Last week: 8 (+1) Record: 9-0 It’s worth noting that the Bills’ offense led by Jeff Tuel outscored the Chiefs’ offense led by Alex Smith. The Bills won by 10 because of two return touchdowns, but that’s not a sustainable method of offense. Their schedule gets a lot harder from here on out. Their first [...]

Nov 022013
 

Kansas City Chiefs (8-0) at Buffalo Bills (3-5) Damnit. I was so ready to pick an upset here for Buffalo. Buffalo is better than their record, especially at home. In 4 home games, they’ve beaten a pair of top-15 teams on these Power Rankings (Carolina, Baltimore) and almost beat another pair of top-10 teams (New [...]

Oct 172013
 

Houston Texans (2-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-0) If Matt Schaub were starting in this one, Houston would have been my Pick of the Week. Seriously. I think they’re significantly better than their record right now. They are just getting killed in turnovers and points off of turnovers, two things that tend to be inconsistent [...]

Oct 172013
 

Last week: 7 (+0) Record: 6-0 The Chiefs are doing their best 2011 49ers impression, everything from the easy schedule and the unsustainable turnover margin to Alex Smith under center and a dominant stop unit (opponents are moving the chains against them at a 62% rate, which leads the NFL). Their schedule has obviously not [...]

Oct 122013
 

Oakland Raiders (2-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-0) Before the season, the Raiders were expected to be an all-time bad team. That hasn’t happened, as they are 2-3 right now and credit Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen for building a passable team despite over 50 million in dead money on their cap. However, I think [...]

Oct 102013
 

Last week: 7 (+0) Record: 5-0 The Titans were the best team the Chiefs had played thus far this season. Their first 4 opponents had a combined record of 4-16. However, they could have easily lost in Tennessee (without Jake Locker) if it weren’t for some fluky turnovers, including a blocked punt for touchdown and [...]

Oct 052013
 

Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) at Tennessee Titans (3-1) Kansas City is 4-0 right now. However, their opponents have a combined record of 3-13. They’ve faced 3/4s of arguably the worst division in football, the NFC East, along with a Jacksonville team that’s worse than any team since the 2008 Lions and even that’s a debate. [...]

Oct 032013
 

Last week: 12 (+5) Record: 4-0 The Chiefs aren’t in the top-4 with the other 4-0 teams because their opponents have a combined record of 3-13. They’ve faced 3/4s of arguably the worst division in football, the NFC East, along with a Jacksonville team that’s worse than any team since the 2008 Lions and even [...]