Predicting the season of the resurgent Kansas City Chiefs is going to be tough. One as a diehard fan, I would love to see my team win every game of the season, but the realist in me knows that it is not the truth. So I will predict the outcome of every Chiefs game of the season. Keep in mind this is opinion and what I feel will be a realistic outcome of the 2013 Chiefs
Sept 8: at Jacksonville Jaguars
24 – 14 Chiefs
This should be an “easy” game for the visiting Chiefs. Smith and Charles will be the highlights of this one as they put up good numbers over the Jags.
Sept 15: vs. Dallas Cowboys
28 – 24 Cowboys
This game can go either way. But Tony Romo and Dez Bryant will hook up often and the Cowboys beat the Chiefs on the home opener.
Sept 19: at Philadelphia Eagles
31 – 28 Eagles
The Chiefs have struggled to keep a mobile quarterback contained, and Michael Vick leading Chip Kelly’s offense will be fast paced and unfortunately the Chiefs will just not be able to keep pace.
Sept 29: vs. New York Giants
35 – 21 Giants
Even though this game is at home the Giants are too much to handle for the Chiefs. Manning and company lead a good offense and their defense loves going after the quarterback.
Oct. 6: at Tennessee Titans
28 – 21 Chiefs
The Titans passing game struggles with third year passer Jake Locker , they do have Chris Johnson, however if they are able to stop the running game, the Chiefs will come away with the victory.
Oct. 13: vs. Oakland Raiders
35 – 14 Chiefs
The Raiders are a team that is going to struggle, on both offense and defense. Look for the Chiefs to attack the struggling Raiders and beat them at home.
Oct. 20: vs. Houston Texans
28 – 16 Houston
The Texans are a balanced team on both sides of the ball. They love to run the play action and if Foster is healthy they will continually give him the ball. They will have to game plan for big defensive stars such as JJ Watt, but they will be too much to handle as the Texans leave Arrowhead with a win.
Oct. 27: vs. Cleveland Browns
24 – 21 Chiefs
The Browns offense is young, but new offensive coordinator Norv Turner is very familiar with the Chiefs. This should be a close game for both teams, but I think the Chiefs pull off a win against the visiting Browns.
Nov. 3: at Buffalo Bills
21 – 17 Chiefs
I gave the edge to the Chiefs in this game, with the Bills playing a rookie quarterback Bob Sutton’s defense will be going after him all day. If the Chiefs can run the ball during the game and control the tempo they should be able to win at Buffalo.
Nov. 10: BYE WEEK
Nov. 17: at Denver Broncos
35 – 21 Denver
Denver dismantled the Super Bowl Champion Ravens. I look for them to do the same thing here. Manning is too good, and he is better at home it will be too much and the Chiefs walk away with a loss.
Nov. 24: vs. San Diego Chargers
24 – 21 Chiefs
The Chargers are an interesting team. Rivers, when he is on, is a great QB. If the Chiefs can hold down Rivers and create some turnovers they will win this hard fought game.
Dec. 1: vs. Denver Broncos
28 – 24 Denver
Arrowhead is always a hard place to play and with an improved team look for them to be a little more trouble for Denver. But it is Manning and company, they are just too good.
Dec. 8: at Washington Redskins
35 – 28 Redskins
RGIII and company are an improved team from last year and riding the success they had last year, it also does not help that their coach is Mike Shanahan. Chalk this one up to a loss for the Chiefs
Dec. 15: at Oakland Raiders
31 – 21 Chiefs
Whenever teams go into the black hole it is always tough. Raiders fan are just about as passionate as Chiefs fans are. The Raiders will struggle too much and this game should be a victory for the Chiefs.
Dec. 22: vs. Indianapolis Colts
24 – 21 Chiefs
Two words: Andrew Luck. He is going to be better this year and he will lead this team. However the Chiefs’ are at home and opposing teams know how hard it is to play in the “Sea of Red”
Dec. 29: at San Diego Chargers
28 – 21 Chiefs
The final game of the season at home is always tough, especially when on the verge of a wild-card spot. The Chiefs will play with passion and will be victorious for the last game of the season.
Overall 9-7 Playoff berth, lose in the first round
Now take in mind again that this is all prediction and speculation, and if there is one thing about the NFL I love, is that anything can happen. The Chiefs are a more complete team this year and that will show on the field. They make it into the playoffs but the curse of the post season still hangs over the Chiefs heads as they lose in the first round.
What do you think Addicts? What will the final standings look like come January? Comment below.