Chiefs: five things to give thanks for

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No Place Like Home

Oct 11, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; A wall inside the tunnel of Arrowhead Stadium before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The first quarter of the Chiefs’ schedule was absolutely brutal. Other than playing three teams that remained unbeaten for weeks (and still only have a combined seven losses on the season), they also played on three different nights of the week, and had only one game at Arrowhead.

In fact, their first eight games featured the friendly confines of the world’s loudest stadium only three times. However, the final stretch of the season is loaded with home games. The Chiefs will play in Kansas City for four out of their remaining six games, including their only back-to-back home games to end the season.

Though Arrowhead has not been the same advantage it used to be in the early 2000’s when K.C. had 13 consecutive regular season victories there, it is still a formidable place for opponents to play. And two of the coming opponents (the Raiders and Chargers) will be coming from the West coast. Not as arduous as forcing the Californians to travel to New York, but still an advantage for the Chiefs.

Add in the fact that no team on the remaining schedule has a winning record, and things are set up to give K.C. about the best opportunity they could hope for to try and keep this winning streak running through the end of the season.

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