Chiefs 2015: How many games will they lose?

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Jan 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Dead Certs

There are two games that Kansas City will definitely lose. The first is in Week 3 at Lambeau Field against Aaron Rodgers and his mighty Green Bay Packers offense. Yes, star wide receiver Jordy Nelson will miss the entire 2015 season, and with Randall Cobb’s recent shoulder injury, Rodgers may well have to play with his second wide receiver banged up a little.

Unfortunately, Aaron Rodgers is still Rodgers. You could play the Chiefs’ wide receiver group of last season and still have a potent offense. Perhaps the second-most astonishing stat in the modern day NFL, after the one that must not be mentioned, is that Rodgers has not thrown an interception at home since Dec. 2nd 2012. Playing Rodgers in Green Bay? That’s a dead cert loss for me.

The second loss of the 2o15 season will again be away from Arrowhead Stadium, but this time on the road against the Denver Broncos. Very much like playing Rodgers and the Packers, facing Peyton Manning and his Broncos is one of the greatest challenges in the NFL.

Unfortunately, this will be a challenge that the Chiefs will be unable to overcome. In this game, however, it won’t be Manning who leads the Broncos to victory. It will be their triple-threat pass rush of Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware and first-round draft pick Shane Ray.

Kansas City’s offensive line struggles to handle below-average defensive lines. The Broncos defense will be camped in the Chiefs’ backfield all game long. Poor old Alex Smith and his spleen. This will be chalked up as another loss for Andy Reid and his Chiefs.

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