Kansas City Chiefs: An organization on the brink…

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Dec 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans cheer from the stands during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Not to be overly dramatic or hyperbolic, but it can be overstated how important the next few months are for the Kansas City Chiefs organization.

Between the Kansas City Royals providing postseason excitement again, and the growing interest in Sporting KC from the citizens of Kansas City, the Chiefs suddenly find themselves in competition for local fans’ attention and dollars. As this 2015 season, one that appeared to be full of hope and promise, continues to circle the drain, fans begin to turn their attention to other aspects of life.

In the past 10 completed seasons, this organization has had double-digit wins just three times with 11 wins in 2013, 10 wins in 2010, and 10 wins in 2005. In the same time span, the Chiefs have won less then five wins four times, two wins in 2008 and 2012, and four wins in 2007 and 2009. Combined, in the past 10 seasons, the Chiefs have won a grand total of 68 games with 92 losses.

If we round that up to a clean number and average it out, the Chiefs have gone 7-9. Think about that, in the past 10 seasons, the Chiefs on average finish below .500.  We’ll explain why that’s so telling.

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