Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Regress in 2014

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Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) congratulates Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs Have a Tough Schedule

I’m sorry, I’m sorry. This last one sounds like an absolute cop out, and all of you Addicts have a right to be mad about it. But, hear me out.

The reason it sounds like a cop out and that everyone is mentioning it is because it is true. We play the Peyton Manning led Broncos twice, Phillip Rivers and the Chargers twice, Tom Brady and the Patriots, Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers, and the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks led by Russell Wilson. All of those teams listed were in the playoffs, and excluding San Diego, all of them made it to their respective Division Championships. That’s quite a bit of fire power to go up against, and that’s almost half our schedule.

Throw in the Arizona Cardinals who finished 10-6 last season, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers who at 8-8 were vying for a playoff spot, and that is nine games against teams that aren’t push overs.

If the Chiefs aren’t playing to their full potential, there is a good chance that all of those games could end up as a loss. Even playing well in the rest of the games would only net a 7-9 record, one which I would be very disappointed with. While I believe that we will pull out a win against the Chargers, Cards, and Steelers, there’s no denying that our schedule is loaded this year, and that makes the road back to the playoffs even more difficult.

There you have it, Addicts. My case of pessimism for the day. I’m not trying to be a doomsday fan, predicting a no win season, but it seems to me that a lot of the promise we saw last year won’t be as noticeable this coming season. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.