It’s 61 days until the new NFL season begins but for a football mad guy like me that’s just too long so I’ve taken it upon myself to go over each NFL schedule and try and predict for all of you what may happen once the season rolls around.
Our schedule preview double-header has it’s second hit of the day with our second AFC West team the Kansas City Chiefs who went 7-9 in 2011. Here’s how I think their season will go:
- Week 1 vs Atlanta Falcons – Loss
- Week 2 at Buffalo Bills – Loss
- Week 3 at New Orleans Saints – Win
- Week 4 vs San Diego Chargers – Win
- Week 5 vs Baltimore Ravens – Win
- Week 6 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Win
- Week 7 BYE
- Week 8 vs Oakland Raiders – Win
- Week 9 at San Diego Chargers – Win
- Week 10 at Pittsburgh Steelers – Loss
- Week 11 vs Cincinnati Bengals – Win
- Week 12 vs Denver Broncos – Loss
- Week 13 vs Carolina Panthers – Win
- Week 14 at Cleveland Browns – Loss
- Week 15 at Oakland Raiders – Win
- Week 16 vs Indianapolis Colts – Loss
- Week 17 at Denver Broncos – Loss
Overall Record for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012: 9-7
When I look at this schedule for the Chiefs, I see a lot of potential. This team is one that is just about ready to get over the hump and at just the right time as the AFC West is ripe for the taking. My main issue is that this is what I like to call an “Any Given Sunday” team – they have the players and personnel to beat any team in the league but they also have enough holes that they could just as easily lose a lot of those marginal matchups.
When it comes to schedules the Chiefs have a lot of vanilla this year. Not a lot to really shout about with the matchups but that due in part to Kansas City being a team that lacks true superstars. Is anyone really excited to see how Matt Cassel does in a quarterback duel with Carson Palmer, Philip Rivers or even Peyton Manning? Not really. There’s some dynamic talent on this team with players like Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and Dwayne Bowe to name a few but I’m just not excited about their games like I am with some teams – kinda like how I felt about the Houston Texans a couple of years ago.
Tomorrow we continue our voyage through the AFC West schedule with the Oakland Raiders.