The Kansas City Chiefs are getting some love from Athlon Sports.
Athlon Sports has been putting out National Football League preview magazines for some time, and they released their predictions to the delight of many Kansas City Chiefs fans.
While many are picking the Chiefs, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders to compete in the West, Athlon sees Kansas City winning the division with Denver and Oakland following in that order.
Better yet, the Chiefs are picked to beat the Broncos in the AFC Wild Card round. If that happens, all of Kansas City will be in its glory. As for the bad news, Athlon does believe the Pittsburgh Steelers will knock off Kansas City the following week before losing to the New England Patriots. Athlon has the Patriots winning it all, taking down the Arizona Cardinals.
It’s hard to say whether I would be happy with this season if it played out this way. Sure, winning the West and beating your biggest rival in a playoff game is great, but you are still finishing in the same spot as the prior campaign.
The Chiefs should be contending for a Super Bowl, so ultimately this would have to be considered a failure. Kansas City has to be aiming higher, but beating out Denver isn’t a bad place to start.