Wow. Haven’t heard that since the Marty days.
Of course as we all know, it never became true. The Chiefs were on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1995 with Steve Bono and crew but fell well short of a Super Bowl or even an AFC title game.
They did have a league best 13-3 record.
The Chiefs had three 13-3 records in the 90’s and once with coach Dick Vermeil in 2003. Still they never made even the AFC title game.
This is the reason the media and observers look down on our Chief.
We’ve been a low level play-off team at best: overrated.
But maybe not this time with with a league leading rusher and scorer Kareem Hunt at tail back, Tyreek Hill at wide out and Travis Kelce at tight end. Add to that a promising No. 2 wide receiver in Chris Conley and perhaps Alex Smith becoming a top notch quarterback.
Can KC can get to the promised land?
The AFC West boasts the best three teams in one division with all three undefeated…Kansas City, Oakland and now Denver – big surprise.
The Chargers are 0-2 but lost both games after failing to make late game short field goals, so they could also be 2-0.
It’s a tough group and could put three teams in the post season.
I think two will make it – Oakland and the Chiefs – but I’m still not convinced on Denver yet.
Another nice thing for our Chiefs: several teams that looked great that we will play on the road, now don’t.
Most notably the New York Giants now 0-2, Dallas now 1-1 with a bad loss to Denver.
We face the Steelers and the Raiders twice and both are Super Bowl contenders and highly rated now.
And let’s not forget we walked on the Patriots and Tom Brady two weeks ago. So yes, the Chiefs are impressive today.
ESPN also said this, “The problem with KC is Alex Smith is going downfield, he is taking chances and winning. We believe he will return to his old self soon, being too cautious, too conservative and not able to beat the big boys at season’s end”
Well, we shall see.
The other factor is health.
Who is healthy come games 12-16 and the playoffs. We can’t afford to lose Derrick Johnson or Justin Houston again.
I like KC over Chargers 34-21.
As for our area college teams, MU and KU will struggle to keep their coaches jobs at seasons end. I no longer think MU can be a bowl team. K-State went down and is not likely to compete for a Big 12 title – a low bowl is their best bet.
My picks sucked week one and two lets do better starting now!
Michigan -4 over Purdue on a tease with OSU -6 1/2 over TUC
KC +3 over Chargers on a tease with Oakland +3 over Washington
Eagles even over Giants on a tease with KC +3 over Chargers.