2. Which NFC team will lose to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl?
Let’s have a little look into the crystal ball, shall we? The Chiefs are poised for another deep run in the AFC. While the Steelers currently hold a leg up in the race for the No. 1 seed in the conference, there is no reason to predict any other team for the Super Bowl than the Chiefs. So let’s put the cart ahead of the horse here and have a little fun.
At this point in the season, it appears to be a four-team race in the NFC. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Seattle Seahawks, the New Orleans Saints, and the Green Bay Packers each look like a team in position to make a Super Bowl run. Interestingly, all four of those teams are quarterbacked by a former Super Bowl champion (Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, respectively).
The Chiefs will get a glance at two of these teams in the regular season, with a Week 12 visit to Tampa Bay and then a trip to New Orleans in Week 15. It will be intriguing to see how Andy Reid attacks these two teams, with the distinct possibility that the Chiefs could face either again on the game’s biggest stage.
Seattle and Green Bay have lots to be excited about offensively, but if the Chiefs get a crack at either of these teams in the Super Bowl, Kansas City could drop 40 points on either team’s defense. New Orleans is probably the team most equipped to take the NFC, but Tampa Bay is the most unpredictable of the bunch. If the Bucs can channel some of the championship swagger from their veteran leadership, they will be tough to beat. Saints head coach Sean Payton is the difference-maker for me at this point in the season. I’ll predict the Saints to win the NFC.
If pressed to add a couple other dark horse teams to the mix, I would choose the Cardinals or the Rams. But neither is anything more than that, a dark horse.