If you must: Reasons to worry about the Chiefs’ playoff chances

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If you’re anything like me, despite a historic regular season turnaround by the Kansas City Chiefs, you’re not yet convinced they’re bound for the postseason. The Chiefs are winners of six straight and a section of the Kingdom is still waiting on the other shoe to drop. For some, the team just isn’t as good as their six-week advertisement suggests. Either that contingent is experiencing signs of Battered Fan Syndrome or having a perfectly human response to being felled by their expectations over the past 25 years.

With four games to play in their regular season campaign, there are a number of reasons to believe the Chiefs will secure a wildcard berth in the AFC postseason tournament. They now sit at 7-5, have a 6-2 conference record, and face a quartet of teams with a combined record of 14-34 going forward. Three of Kansas City’s last four contests will take place at One Arrowhead Drive. Three of their remaining opponents have lost four of their last five games.

A split of the last four games might be enough to secure the fifth or sixth seed. Winning three games in the final quarter of the season makes the playoffs a virtual certainty. At this stage, though possible, it’s tough to imagine the Chiefs failing to qualify for the postseason. We all know stranger things have happened, so I’ve compiled a list of legitimate reasons Kansas City may fall short. ‘Tis the season for giving, or being a Scrooge, as it were.

Without further ado, a shameless blogger pandering to the worry warts among us…

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