The Kansas City Chiefs have been defying expectations all season long and they will attempt to do so again this weekend when they meet the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs.
Despite playing at home in what is sure to be a charged environment, the Chiefs are going to have their hands full. The Ravens went 12-4 this season playing a murderers row schedule against the AFC East, not to mention their divisional games against the AFC North. Baltimore sports plenty of playoff experience, an impressive defense and a solid road record. There is no denying a Kansas City win will be an upset.
If the Chiefs want to make some noise this weekend, they are going to have to rely on their young stars. Let’s take a look at five players that will have to have big games for the Chiefs to avoid being the first team in NFL history to lose seven straight playoff games.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen