There’s a growing sense that the 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 four straight winning seasons, posted three double-digit win campaigns, qualifed for postseason play twice and in 2015, and won a playoff game for the first time since Kansas City reached the AFC Championship Game in 1993.
Reid has won 43 games and the Chiefs have posted four straight winning seasons for the first time since the mid-1990s.
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Kansas City Chiefs Regular Season Schedule
Despite a 12-win season, their best campaign since 2003, their third playoff appearance in four years and their first AFC West Division title in 13 years, the Chiefs shook things up in the off-season, firing general manager John Dorsey. It was a clear sign from ownership that the status quo is not acceptable and that they want much more than mere regular-season success.
The Chiefs play an NFL-high six primetime games during the 2017-18 NFL season, including their season opener at the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. You might want to bet against the Chiefs in that game. Since the NFL began featuring the defending Super Bowl champs in a prime time season opener, they are 11-2 and the Patriots are 3-0.
What Are The Kansas City Chiefs Standings
This is where you will find the up to date AFC West standings and it looks as though the division has gone back to the future, with the Chiefs winning the title in 2016-17 and the Oakland Raiders earning a wildcard playoff berth.
Between 1966-76, either the Chiefs or Raiders won every AFL or AFC West Division title and they were the only teams from the division to play in the postseason during that span.
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Looking at the defensive stats of the Chiefs, it’s hard to imagine it would be wise to bet on a repeat of their 12-4 campaign. Kansas City was 26th in the NFL against the run, allowing 121.4 yards on the ground per game, and 18th at stopping the pass. But the Chiefs were a bend but not break defense, allowing the seventh-fewest points per game (19.4).
If they continue to struggle to stop both the run and the pass, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to continue to keep teams out of the end zone so consistently.
The Chiefs were a stellar 6-2 against the spread on the road last season but a dismal over bet, going 6-10 on the total. Quarterback Alex Smith is more of a game manager than a playmaker, efficient but not spectacular, explaining why Kansas City was 20th on offense – 19th in passing and 15th in rushing.
Difficult to believe the Chiefs can remain among the NFL elite with numbers like this on both sides of the ball.