The 2015-16 National Football League season is over. The Denver Broncos are champions, but the only thing that matters around here is that the Kansas City Chiefs are not. Yet, they made real, ample strides in reaching that goal, winning a playoff game for the first time in 22 years.
Going into the 2016-17 season, people are starting to pay attention to this group. According to the odds coming out of Westgate in Las Vegas, Kansas City has the 10th-best odds to win the Super Bowl at 20/1, tied with the Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings. There are three co-favorites at the top in the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Broncos are sitting tied for seventh with the Cincinnati Bengals at 14/1.
So, is this a fair shake for the Chiefs?
Personally, I think Kansas City is a better team than Minnesota and Indianapolis. I get the whole Andrew Luck idea, but that team can’t play defense or block. Even when Luck was playing and healthy last year, Indianapolis was rancid. That team has all kinds of problems. I don’t have much issue with those other teams being ahead of the Chiefs, although the Steelers are vastly overrated.
What say you, Addicts?