At the beginning of the season I was charged with the hard task of predicting the outcome of every Chiefs game, a task that was difficult for two reasons.
1. I love the Chiefs, and after the disaster of a year they had in 2012 my hopes were not so high on the upcoming 2013 Chiefs season.
2. Trying to realistically predict every game and remove the love of the Chiefs from the mindset was incredibly difficult.
With those things in mind I began the task of predicting every game. If you did not have a chance to read it here, here is the original article that I put out at the beginning of the season. Predicting Every Chiefs game
Boy was I wrong, and more than happy to be wrong. The Chiefs have surpassed the expectations of me, but are also showing the NFL that this team is now a contender, and also will give the Denver Broncos a run for their money for best in the AFC West.
With the events of this season fresh in my mind, I will once again begin the daunting task of predicting the rest of the Chiefs season. As before, this is all my own opinion, removing the fan from the equation and taking a realistic look at the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs 2013 season.
Week 7 Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs
Prediction: Chiefs 28 Texans 14
The Chiefs defense leads the NFL in several categories, and their offense while it seems to struggle at times getting points on the board, they still move the ball well and keep the mistakes down. Charles is on pace for a career best in touches and will be helpful in the game against a struggling Texans. The Texans have an undrafted rookie quarterback in Case Keenum, and with how aggressive the defense is, look for Keenum to make some mistakes and the Chiefs to capitalize on them. The Chiefs move to 7-0 on the year and the Texans losing streak moves to 5.
Week 8 Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs
Prediction Chiefs 34 Browns 14
The Browns are having some major drawbacks and with quarterback Brandon Weeden struggling, the Chiefs defense are once again the Browns downfall, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, and Dontari Poe will continue their rampage against the quarterback causing mistakes that will lead to interceptions by the hungry Chiefs Secondary.
Week 9 Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills
Prediction Chiefs 34 Buffalo 24
EJ Manuel is the quarterback that the bills have been waiting for, however as before, the front line of the Chiefs defensive front will make the rookie starter uncomfortable in the pocket sacking him and causing a fumble or two. Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles will once again connect for a score and the quite Dwayne Bowe will get some attention scoring once and finally breaking the 100 yard mark.
Week 10 Chiefs Bye Week
Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos
Prediction Denver 28 Chiefs 21
For the Chiefs, games do not get any bigger than their week 11 meeting with the Denver Broncos. The Chiefs have been called the one defense that will help keep the explosive Denver offense at bay. However Denver at home against a Chiefs team that occasionally has trouble finding the end zone will fall to the Broncos, but it will be a close game that will come down to the wire with a slight edge to Denver.
Week 12 San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
Prediction Chiefs 28 Chargers 21
Philip Rivers has been playing at a high level and with new head coach Mike McCoy the offense is clicking. Their defense has the skills to keep the game close, but once again “Terrowhead” strikes and the fans are the MVP of the game causing the Chargers to lose focus and ultimately cost them the game.
Week 13 Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Prediction Chiefs 28 Denver 14
This is going to be a good game, and one that will need the fans to get involved. Denver historically has not had an easy time of winning at Arrowhead, and with the Sea of Red behind the Chiefs the Broncos lose this game at Arrowhead and thus split the series against the Chiefs.
Week 14 Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Redskins
Predicition Chiefs 35 Washington 28
The Washington Redskins have had their share of set backs thus far in the season. RGII is not playing with the same explosiveness that he had the year before, and while the defense is starting to get better, it is not enough to stop a Chiefs team with the playoff’s in their sights.
Week 15 Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders
Prediction Chiefs 35 Oakland 21
The Chiefs finally gained the upper hand against the Raiders at home for the first time in six years. Riding that “moral victory” they walk into the Black Hole and come away with a win and sweep the Raiders for the first time since 2006.
Week 16 Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs
Prediction Colts 28 Chiefs 14
The Colts and Andrew Luck come into Arrowhead and walk away with a win with some 4th quarter Luck magic. The Chiefs offense just had trouble getting anything started against the Colts, and Andrew Luck and TY Hilton connect several times as the Colts steal the victory at Arrowhead.
Week 17 Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers
Prediction Chargers 28 Chiefs 24
A close game, but the Chargers have been playing well at home and just get the slight edge against the visiting Kansas City. However with the Chiefs place in the playoff secure, some rest for the starters may be used to ensure the Chiefs are ready for their first playoff appearance since 2010.
While it is hard to predict who will be in the playoff’s at this point. I do happen to have a bold prediction.
This Chiefs team is firing on all cylinders and will finally get that elusive playoff win. They win their wild card match up but unfortunately they lose in the divisional round. However even with this final loss, the Chiefs prove they have what it takes and will be a threat from the beginning of the 2014 season.
There you have it, a prediction based on how they are playing right now. I have the Chiefs going 13-3 on the season with a loss in the playoff’s.
Now before the same people who had such negative things to say the last time, take in mind that one can only hope to predict the right outcome of this season, and being a Chiefs fan, I hope that they once again prove me wrong.
Addicts speak up! What are your predictions for the rest of the season based on how well this team is playing? Am I in the wrong again like last time? Comment below and…GO CHIEFS!