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When Will The Kansas City Chiefs Lose A Game?


The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-0 for the first time since 2010, a year that saw them win the AFC West with a 10-6 record.

The 2013 Chiefs share a lot of similarities with the 2010 squad. Both teams faced a rather easy schedule and relied on careful, if not unspectacular, QB play.

The major difference with the 2013 team, however, is a dominant defense. The 2010 KC defense was solid but they played a bend but don’t break style under then defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. This year’s Chiefs defense is much more talented and much more aggressive.

Looking ahead at the Chiefs’ schedule, I am having a difficult time finding a game in the near future that I don’t think KC can win.

Here is a look at the Chiefs’ next few games:

vs. Giants
@ Titans
vs. Raiders
vs. Texans
vs. Browns
@ Bills
BYE
@ Broncos

The Giants are currently 0-2 and are playing the Carolina Panthers today. It is never a good idea to underestimate the Giants but New York’s recent troubles with turnovers is a concern. Considering the Chiefs are very good at taking the ball away, there is a very good chance KC could be heading to 4-0.

The Titans are a little underrated but are beatable. The same can be said about the Raiders. There is a very real possibility that the Chiefs could be sitting at 6-0 when the Houston Texans come to town.

The Texans will present perhaps the toughest challenge of the season for the Chiefs. I could see this being the game that finally ends the Chiefs’ winning streak. Houston can score and if KC doesn’t have its offense in better shape soon, this could be a hard game to win.

Should the Chiefs manage to get by the Texans, things start to get really exciting. The Browns are trying to do everything they can to lose as many games of possible this season and the Bills are starting a rookie passer. It is very unlikely but don’t rule out the possibility of a battle of undefeated teams when the Chiefs visit Denver.

No game is a gimme in the NFL. My prediction for the Chiefs’ first loss is vs. the Texans. I worry quite a bit about the game against the Giants but Andy Reid is so good coming out of the Bye Week that I think the extra time to prepare could be a huge asset for KC vs. New York.

What do you think, Addicts? When will the Chiefs lose their first game?

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs

  • Mark Bustamante

    If the Giants lose today they will come to Artowhead pissed and hungry for a win. It will be best if the Chiefs don’t get to far ahead of themselves

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      I don’t buy that. Should’t the Giants be pissed today after starting 0-2? What about last week?

      Being pissed isn’t going to make the Giants a better football team. As of right now, they just look like they suck. If NY comes to Arrowhead 0-3, the Chiefs probably have a pretty good chance of winning.

      • jacati

        The Texans will present perhaps the toughest challenge of the season for the Chiefs. I could see this being the game that finally ends the Chiefs’ winning streak. Houston can score and if KC doesn’t have its offense in better shape soon, this could be a hard game to win. Hmmm. Just recently heard someone saying that about the Eagles. Just sayin. Chiefs fan since before birth.

        • Chiefswatch

          Yea Dallas could score too, so could the Philly offense too. Both of those teams have scored 30 or more points when not facing the Chiefs this year. That said Andre Johnson is capable of demolishing Flowers so pressure will be really important. I like our chances though they seem to be underachievers

          • KCMikeG

            Agreed. OUR defense will destroy the average and pathetic teams that are brave enough to show up at Arrowhead.

            Flowers showed how great he is on WR like Jackson but Johnson is too much like Bryant. I hope they will switch Smith onto Johnson and jam him at the line all day. The Texans do present a tough challenge but then again they looked pretty weak in the offense today (9 whole points) while being dominated by the Ravens after struggling past the Titans.

            The more I think about it the road game vs. the Titans is the game that concerns me the most before the road game vs the donkeys in dumbver unless of course the faiders whip them tomorrow night by getting to Peyton in the absence of Clady. Strange world cheering for the team I hate the most to take out our greatest threat. Like hiring a criminal to do a hit.

          • Chiefswatch

            I have thought that all season just don’t see it happening. Smith should be on the bigger receiver, sure he might get beat but I think he would be much better disrupting routes. Guys like Andre and Bryant are just too big for Flowers as good as he is aside. Smith on Andre, Flowers on the skinny rookie.

          • KCMikeG

            Yes Flowers on Hopkins.

        • berttheclock

          Perhaps, but, I submit Ravens 30-Texans 7.

      • Michael Mccoy

        dude patty u got married right this is Mike from cali man i havent seen you around in ages hope all is well and you turned your girl into a chiefs fan bro

    • Texas Chief

      Never underestimate a team. Stay focused.

    • Chiefswatch

      Too bad Anger won’t make the Giants offensive line play any better. Nor will it make a capable running back pop from the ground and start playing well. Additionally anger has little chance of making those skinny Giant receivers gain 40 pounds and be able take on Flowers and Smith. Nope altogether there is little change the Giants are even competitive in this game, let alone capable of winning.

    • KCMikeG

      The NYG looked pretty pissed (ON) today about being 0-2. A 38-0 total humiliation against a defense of lesser strength than ours and it wasn’t under (like Eli will be ALL DAY) a sold out, earth shaking Sea of RED!! Reid won’t let them overlook the NYG so I am predicting the highest scoring game in Arrowhead history!
      I know there are plenty of my fellow Chiefs fans out there that have felt what I am about to share. When Arrowhead is full (looking like standing room only tickets going on sale this week for the faider game) and the Chiefs are winning, it is so loud that at times you can’t hear – at all. It is like the decibel level goes beyond our range of hearing. As if things aren’t otherworldly enough at that point for you then the concrete stadium beneath your feet will actually VIBRATE!! NOTHING LIKE IT! Andy Reid spoke about it after the Dallas game. That they could feel the field vibrate. It set our players on fire directly physically feeling the power of their fans. Plus it doesn’t just intimidate – it strikes FEAR into the hearts and minds of our defenders and many of our competitors retired players will validate it so. The nymini’s will be a sweet warm up for the hated chokeland faiders AND our Guinness WORLD RECORD DECIBEL WAVES.
      LOUD & PROUD!
      GO CHIEFS!!

      • berttheclock

        Defense of lesser strength??????????????????????
        The Panthers have one of the best defenses in football. Look at the 3-0 teams and you will find a common denominator. Excellent defenses.

        • KCMikeG

          Come on Bert read the whole sentence – Defense of lesser strength than OURS. Didn’t say they were a crappy defense just not as good as ours. They are 1-2 and their only win came from stomping the hapless NYg. They are statistically below us in every defensive category. Carolina has allowed opposing quarterbacks have completed 72.2 percent of passes this year against Carolina, second highest in the league. Opponents average 3.03 seconds in pocket, fourth highest in the league.

  • Phillip Maxwell

    I am watching the Giants/ Carolina game as I type. They just entered the second quarter and Manning has been sacked a handful of times already. They look terrible. I like our chances.

    • micah stephenson

      Wat ch? I got the hou/bal and GB/Cin game on.

      • Travis Forsyth

        you have nfl sunday ticket? that’s the only reason i’ve got the game….

        • Jim Harper

          No Micah spent all his money on cheerleader autographs. lol

    • Travis Forsyth

      I’ve got the giants game as well, and have to agree that I like our chances, however I’m still routing for them because I don’t want to have to play a win less team….(you know with the whole “backs against the wall” mentality the giants will more than likely have should they lose today..)

  • micah stephenson

    With this defense playing like this I can’t see us losing any game becuase of them. The offense still needs a lot work. I want to say our 1st loss will b @ denver. Thats right 9-0!!!!! If the offense can get going.

    • Joe Myers

      If we do go 9-0 I think we can knock off denver at denver !!!!! The defense is built to stop the high flying offense !!

      • micah stephenson

        Denver Defense is playing good too and that’s without Von Miller so Ima say both teams win they home game.

        • Chiefswatch

          Von MIller – Steroids. I wonder how dominant he will be post PEDs. Nobody wants to say it but anyone notice the drop in sacks following Tamba’s four game suspension?

          • micah stephenson

            Lol. I hadn’t noticed. Wow. Cud it hav been true?

          • KCMikeG

            Six weeks of no football is tough to adjust too if he actually gets back onto the field before he is arrested again! Dead on about Hali although now that he has some balance with Houston I see his numbers coming back up naturally.

        • KCMikeG

          Giving up 25 points and almost 400 yards per game isn’t really that good. Their offense bails them out by outscoring all the points they give up. That’s going to be harder for them w/o Clady.

  • Travis Forsyth

    why would we even think about that question????

    • Texas Chief

      I hear you. Wasted time.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    At any time. Not looking forward to it, but it’s inevitable. This team better stay focus. If they look past someone, they could drop a game they weren’t supposed to.

    • KCMikeG

      Reid won’t let it happen. The players are all saying it. One game at a time. This team is already a family and are so focused. They won’t drop any games they are supposed to win. The only way I see us losing is if we have a critical turnover in a close game against the donkeys, Colts or at the Titans or faiders.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        It’s a reality of the NFL, Mike. I’m not calling for it to happen (I hope it doesn’t). I’m just saying. This team will drop games like every other team.

  • Phillip Maxwell

    Early Vegas odds have us a 4 point favorite!

  • Joe Myers

    Pattrick I disagree the Texans have two come from behind wins . Our defense is way better then both teams and I do believe their in a tight one right now . Remember the flowers pushoff from Andre !!!! That was in texas now thier in arrowhead they won’t survive! !! .

  • Spencer

    Next year….Next year and next year alone will we lose again, then never again…that is my wish

  • jacati

    If the Chiefs were in the matrix agent Smith would probably poop himself.

    • Brody Hall

      Chuck Noris fears The Chiefs.

  • obrien5

    I don’t want to think about it,i’ll jinx it! The next time the offense plays like it did Thursday we’ll probably lose. It would take a heck of a repeat defensive performance”which they are capable of” to win when the O plays as bad as it did against the eagles.

    • jacati

      Not sure what your thought process is but I’ll take 22-35 for 273 yards and no turnovers any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Agreed the offense didn’t shine thru the whole game, but we have a whole bunch of new faces on offense. As the season moves forward I’m thinking the timing will improve immensely. Would probably help if we used Charles a little more to keep the opposing defenses honest. Also, would be a plus if our tight end situation got healthy. Kirk out

    • Chiefswatch

      Two days of practice flying to the east coast to play on national TV in Andy Reid’s homecoming. I do not take Thursdays offensive performance as any indication of what they are actually capable of.

      • KCMikeG

        Even then they drove down the field eating up 8 minutes letting the defense rest in the fourth quarter – again scoring to make it a two score lead. They will only get better as the year goes on and Fasano/Kelce return and the OL gels/Fisher develops.

  • obrien5

    speaking of the giants, they’re losing 31-0

  • Blake Molina

    I have always taken the one game at a time approach. And right now, Giants are getting smoked by Carolina. A blowout like that can cripple a team.

    I think the Giants will come into Arrowhead angry, but the crowd and defense could quickly turn that into frustration. Which for a turnover-prone team like NYG, is very bad.

    • KCMikeG

      Can you cripple a cripple? If so that’s what I watched today. Lord have mercy on them when they come to Arrowhead. Only thing that will stop us breaking the highest scoring game in our history (66- 24 over the Bears on 8/23/1967) will be Reid taking it easy and resting the starters when the game is in hand.

      • berttheclock

        So, preseason games count, eh? That victory of old was exceptional because it was against an NFL team, preseason or not.

  • redchiefs

    The O Line is threatening the win/loss column every week so far. We could all be pretty bold homers if the O Line wasn’t forcing Alex Smith to scramble for his life.

  • kcseek

    The Indianapolis Colts are my nightmare team that shows up at the end of our season to squash our playoff hopes!

    • kcseek

      I think my case for the Colts squashing our playoff hopes at the end of the season has played itself out after beating the Broncos last Sunday that the naysayers will now heed my warning and take the Colts serious!

  • STEVE

    HOW COMPLETELY STUPID TO WRITE AN ARTICLE OF WHEN WILL WE LOSE WHEN YOUR TEAM IS 3-0 THE WRITER HAS TO BE A COMPLETE IDIOT

    • steve james

      TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL MR ANNOYING!

      • gib

        Boys stop yelling.

        • steve james

          Obviously my sarcasm font didn’t come through.

    • Logan Grace

      A. Patrick was the old editor of this site and probably wrote thousands of articles for this site B. Patrick is now the VP of content for all of Fansided C. If it wasn’t for Patrick there might not be an Arrowhead Addict site today. So no, Patrick is not a complete idiot and he is very good at what he does.

    • Chiefswatch

      you my friend are a moron

    • KCMikeG

      Patrick is the reason we have AA and his post is just an honest concern to promote discussion and certainly doesn’t need any name calling. It is unrealistic to believe we won’t ever lose a game – even for a total Homer like me but I am with you on wanting to spend my time savoring the glorious moments we are experiencing right now. You know what they say – Plan for the best but prepare for the worst.

  • Lyle Graversen

    While I think the Chiefs are completely capable of beating any of their next 6 opponents, I just don’t see us going 9-0. I think either the Giants, Titans, or Texans will get us. The reason being that our offensive production to date leaves us very little margin for error. All it will take is the defense having one off day and we could drop one. I’ll be picking KC to win in each of those weeks, but I certainly won’t think the sky is falling if we drop one.

    • Chiefswatch

      Giants?? Seriously?? We are probably going to sack Ely 12 times in the game. They have a god awful offensive line, no running game, small receivers that Smith and Flowers will simply own, and a QB that crumbles under pressure. Titans will not beat us either..you believe locker will be able to score the same points he has on this Defense? Not a chance. Texans have a chance of beating us but I think it is also unlikely. It is not like they have been owning anyone, having to come back to barely beat San Diego and Tennessee and losing like chumps to the Baltimore Ravens who aren’t exactly a super bowl team any longer. I think 9-0 is just as likely as 8-1, 7-2.

    • Doc

      I agree with you Lyle. Until this offensive unit comes together and can actually put points on the board, if our expense has an off day there is no way we can win. When I see them march down the field but can’t get 6, settling for 3 will only work for so long. With JC being a little below par, that forces us into a passing game. Both TEs were banged up which leaves Bowe and #17 (name escapes me right now), that leaves opposing defenses blitzing a lot. While I can see us being 9-0 by the bye week, it will be a fight to make it happen. I believe this team has the fight in them, but it will take better production from the offense to pull it all together.

    • Jerry D.

      You are exactly right. These are all professional teams paid to win ball games. There is way too much parity in the league to expect automatic wins. Our good coaches like Hank and Marty would always preach either win at home and split on the road or split with the good teams and beat the losing teams as two ways to get in the playoff tournament. The Giants have old Eli and on any day he has proven to hit everything he throws. WE will be favored but we have no walk overs

  • DTVTechGuy

    They can beat anyone if their offensive line would start BLOCKING… Sorry. Had to.

  • jesse

    Honestly, to not expect a loss is naive. Obviously everyone knows one will come at some point. But I think we can beat Houston. Their offense is based on the run which we have stopped so far. The eagles gained a lot of yards on the ground because we focused on the pass and didnt have many guys in the box to help Poe. Same goes for the Broncos but they rely on the pass which we have shown we can stop, especially against their battered line. We will MOST LIKELY lose, but that’s not even guaranteed. I say we could split with the Broncos and finish at least 12-4

  • Chiefswatch

    I am worried about the Giants as much as I was the Jaguars. This Giants squad is simply terrible and if we somehow lose to them we are not worthy of much talk about being contenders. The only game I see being a real challenge is the Texans but they got demolished by a very average Ravens squad and had to pull out miracles to beat the titans and Chargers. This could very well be our best record since the Trent Green, Priest Holmes days. The AFC is really kind of shit hole right now with no team outside of Denver really looking that dominating. We could very well find ourselves in the AFC Championship game this year.

  • jesse

    Oh and thank you 49ers for giving us Alex smith. Seems teams have figured out your quarterback. And KC fans laugh and laugh and laugh

    • micah stephenson

      49s dumpedd Smith off on us. I’m not impressed with Captain Checkdown. Teams havnt figured out Koper, he just struling with out Crabtree and V.Davis.

      • jesse

        Last i checked captain checkdown has been winning. He has the highest winning % since like 11. 2 5yard checkdowns still move the chains.

  • Michael Mccoy

    i think we will lose to ether the Gaints or the texans myself i just dont know

  • DXW

    They’ll lose to the Titans, Broncos (obviously), and Buffalo.

    • Brody Hall

      get out

      • Joe Myers

        And slam the door on his ass after he leaves !!!

  • tm1946

    With Reid, Smith, Sutton and the guys, we will lose when a better team executes its game plan better than we do.
    Bit arrogant but this first year could be something special. Not talking superbowl but at least the sports media will not ignore our Chiefs (little paranoid, I know). I expect to be in every game, even Denver.

    • cd3382

      I like your style!

  • Jason Ray Brawn

    Well first off i hope all is goin well for you Patrick miss your daily articles on here. Second i really excited about how our defense looks this year, they should keep us in every game. Now as far as our offense goes im kinda worried the TEs gettin banged up hurts our offense and i dont believe they are useing Jamal enough. And the O-line has looked really bad, i was really lookin for our O-line to be a strength. I believe they will get better as we progress in the season but so will the opposing defenses so we better figure something out soon on our protection. As far as Alex goes i love his mobility but i truely think double guessing himself and just dumping it off to his check downs will not take us to the playoffs. Again i believe as he gets more used to the personell here he will take a few more shots past 10 yards down the field. My thoughts on our record before the break………9-0 of course but id be fine with 7-2 and some huge improvements in a few areas, Thanks again and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!

  • kcsparky

    The key, I believe will be mindset. The first hint of, “We’ve got this one” will be the start of the first loss. Offense must step up, especially in the run game. Defense cannot let down from where they are playing now. Previous games must be forgotten…..play like it’s the first game of the season on each kickoff. Brutal pressure, go 100% until the whistle on every play and dig even deeper in every fourth quarter! Never let up, never quit and most of all THINK! Never lose the mindset, stop making bonehead mistakes/penalties……play smarter that the opponent! 3-0 is a great start but these three are over and there are 13 more games to go…….one at a time! Don’t lose that focus!

  • Montez K.

    Since nobody else will………..I’ll say it…..CHIEFS AIN’T LOSIN’.

  • PunjabiPete

    I think we lose to the Texans, and then again to the Broncos, maybe split it with them. While I’d love to see the Raiders wipe that smug smirk off Manning’s face, I just don’t see it happening. Geaux Chiefs!

  • redchiefs

    All things staying the same from here on out, I’d say the Chiefs can go as far as their offensive line can improve. We know this team is loaded with skill players on both sides of the ball. The D line is applying tons of pressure too, the weak link so far is offensive blocking in both the run AND the passing games. The Linemen need to get some confidence, pride, swagger……something…..real fast. They’re not opening holes for the RBs, and Alex Smith’s been running for his life. It’s looked as bad as the first year Todd Haley was here, difference is Alex Smith, and somehow they’ve been able to pull themselves together for a couple drives late in games. The wins have been pretty ugly so far.
    I’m not bashing on them, I’m not saying they can’t block. They’re just losing most of the battles right now. Kudos to Andy Reid and who ever else is keeping them focused so they’re not folding up their tents early. But they just have to get this figured out and start winning their battles.

  • Michael Shaw

    I said during the preseason that this team could either be 7-2, 8-1 or 9-0 at the break. Ideally I would like us to go 9-0, but you never know what might happen. I wonder if the Raiders can punch the Donkeys in the mouth and give us an edge before we even play the Giants…………….ok I think I just woke up from my dream! GO CHIEFS!!!!!

  • gary

    I could have this discussion if their offensive line weren’t getting caved in the first three weeks. Way too early to start talking about likely wins…they are young on the O line so it makes sense they will get better – but right now they have issues when the are leading…when they fall behind and the D pins their ears back we are going to be in trouble.

  • Dustin Matz

    Any given Sunday was the message around the leage today! Titans are kinda scaring me as well as the Texans and Bills. There’s just somethig about the texans and chiefs games! They feel like division showdowns almost! But after what the titans did today that one could be a loss espcially being in Tennessee. I think the timing of the schedule is huge this season! Timing, rythme, stretching the field, getting Charles more carries and the offense getting cleaned up could make for an crazy Chiefs team We’re so amped up for wins because they’ve done so poor in the last regime that I think we need to take a deep breathe and just wait for each team to throw down week by week! Stay humble and focused is number one!! CHIEFS!!

    • Jim Harper

      Sound advice Dustin. I could not agree more. Predicting all these 9-0 and 8-1 starts is dangerous and leaving yourself open to looking bad. You take one game at a time. The injury bug can bite any team at any time. All I am willing to do at this point is say 4-0 looks very promising, but at the same time nobody likes to play a team that has not won a game yet. We match up well against the Giants though.

  • Chris Tarrants

    It’s not out of the realm of possibility that we take the first Denver game! If we didn’t lose our first game until our second meeting with the donkeys I think I would lose my mind

  • Billie Cabral

    Patty. How is your preseason Chiefs W/L? I’m 3-0 with their first loss against the Texans! If I remember you had the Cowboys and Giants beating us. Shame, Shame!!! Lol! Go Chiefs!!!

  • Justin R Groth

    before the season i had them not losing until the giants game. But i had them going 8-8. Splitting with the Chargers, Raiders, and Broncos.

  • Don417

    First loss Texans, 2nd loss @ Donkies