We’re at the point in the NFL season in which teams’ true ability levels are becoming evident, and it’s a somewhat unusual year in that the league doesn’t have a consensus number-one team. Atlanta has the best record, but they’ve won a few games against inferior competition that they easily could have lost; the Texans have looked tremendous in six of their seven games, but got shellacked by Green Bay; the Packers, 49ers, Giants, and Bears have all had bad losses. However, one thing is completely clear, and that’s the league’s worst team, the current epitome of a Bad Franchise in professional football: the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs are one of three one-win squads in the NFL right now, alongside the Panthers and the Jaguars. What sets them apart, though, is the degree to which they have lost those seven games. Other than a three-point defeat by the Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City has lost by 16, 18, 17, 28, and 10. And most of those games weren’t even that close: 28 of KC’s 120 points have come in garbage time.