There’s a growing sense that the Kansas City Chiefs are on the brink of something special. Freed from the struggles between 2007-12 that saw the Chiefs endure a pair of two-win and an equal number of four-win seasons and go through three coaches in that span, since the arrival of Andy Reid as head coach in 2013 the Chiefs have enjoyed three straight winning seasons, posted a pair of 11-win campaigns, qualifed for postseason play twice and in 2015, won a playoff game for the first time since Kansas City reached the AFC Championship Game in 1993.
It’s the first time since 1995-97 that the Chiefs have enjoyed three successive winning seasons.
If any team is built to bring an end to the AFC West dominance of the Denver Broncos, the Chiefs would appear to be it.
The Kansas City Chiefs were the beasts of the AFL. Born as the Dallas Texans, they relocated to Kansas City and were christened the Chiefs in 1963. The franchise knew only one coach in its AFL days, Hank Stram. They won three AFL titles and a league-leading 87 games. In 1967 they were the AFL’s first reprensentative in the Super Bowl and the Chiefs were the only AFL team to appear in two Super Bowls.
On Jan. 11, 1970, the Chiefs beat the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings 23-7 to win Super Bowl IV. The Chiefs and the New York Jets are the only teams to win their only Super Bowl and make their only Super Bowl appearances while AFL teams.
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Kansas City Chiefs Regular Season Schedule
This is where you will find all the information you will need to bet on Kansas City Chiefs regular season games. The Chiefs will face a tough slate of games during the 2015 NFL season.
It begins for Kansas City with three of the first five games away from Arrowhead Stadium, including road dates against two 2015 playoff teams, the Houston Texans (AFC Central) and Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC North).
The Chiefs also face road games against both Super Bowl 50 participants – the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, who they figure to battle for the AFC West crown, and the NFC champion Carolina Panthers.
In total, Kansas City faces six games against teams that either made the 2015 playoffs or posted double digit win seasons.
What Are The Kansas City Chiefs Standings
This is where you will find the up to date AFC West standings and the popular thinking is that 2016 will be the year that the Chiefs become chief mover and shaker within the division.
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|6||New York Giants||16||11||5||310||284||0.688|
|8||Green Bay Packers||16||10||6||432||388||0.625|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||9||7||354||369||0.563|
|22||New Orleans Saints||16||7||9||469||454||0.438|
|26||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|27||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
|28||Los Angeles Rams||16||4||12||224||394||0.250|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||14||309||480||0.125|
How To Win Kansas City Chiefs Bets
With the turmoil and turnover in the camp of the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, many sportsbooks see the Chiefs as the heir apparent and the team that is most likely to bring an end to the Broncos’ five-year reign over the division.
A big factor in the uptick of the Kansas City Chiefs could be in their backfield. Running back Jamaal Charles, a five-time 1,000-yard rusher, is looking to bounce back from MCL surgery that ended his 2015 season after five games.
It’s not the first time in his NFL career that Charles has looked to successfully return from a season-ending knee injury. An ACL tear suffered in the second game ended his 2011 season but Charles returned with a fury in 2012, rushing for 1,509 yards and a 5.3-yards per carry average.
The key to success for Charles is to get his hands on the ball. Throughout his NFL career, every game in which he has had at least 20 carries has seen Charles go over 100 yards in rushing. He is the NFL’s all-time leader in per carry average at 5.5 yards.
One area where the Chiefs made hay in 2015 and which could help them overtake the Denver Broncos as the beasts of the AFC West is right there within the division. Kansas City was a stellar 5-1 in head-to-head competition with AFC West opponents last season.
A huge game in pursuit of their first division crown since 2010 figures to come on Christmas Day when the Chiefs play host to the Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs will play three of their last four games at home.
Defense was Kansas City’s calling card during the 2015 season. They were third in the NFL in points allowed (17.9), seventh in total yards allowed (329.3) and eighth in both passing (231.1) and rushing (98.2) yards allowed.
Even with star running back Jamaal Charles on the shelf in 2015 with a knee injury, the Kansas City Chiefs were still among the NFL’s best rushing teams averaging 127.8 yards on the ground per game, good for sixth overall in the league.
The Chiefs were also among the top third of scoring offenses in the league as well, producing 25.3 points per game, which was ninth best in the NFL. Passing was Kansas City’s sore spot. They were 30th in the league with just 203.4 yards per game, dragging the Chiefs down to 27th overall in the NFL in total offense at 331.2 yards per game.
Quarterback Alex Smith may not pile up the yards but he is an efficient passer. In his three seasons as Kansas City’s QB, Smith has thrown for 61 touchdown passes and been picked off just 20 times.
He’s completed more than 60 per cent of his passes five seasons in a row. Smith led the Chiefs to 11 straight wins last season prior to their second-round playoff loss to the New England Patriots.