I don’t normally like to hit the panic button so early in a season but it is time for the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans to be deeply, deeply concerned.
Sure, we’ve seen teams get off to slow starts and rebound before. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 7-5 heading into their Week 13 bye a year ago. After the break, the Bucs rattled off eight straight wins on their way to a Super Bowl.
In 2015, the Alex Smith-led Chiefs started 1-5. They then went on to win 11-straight, including a playoff game.
We don’t know how the rest of this season will turn out but we do know that regardless of where the Chiefs end up, where they are right now is not a good place to be.
Heading into Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Bills, the Chiefs had an opportunity to get back into the conversation as a top team in the AFC. Had they beaten Buffalo, the Chiefs would have been 3-2 and just a game and a half back in the AFC West, with tie-breakers against two AFC contenders in Buffalo and Cleveland.
Instead, the Chiefs have chief concerns. Here are five reasons to panic.