Week 15: at Texans (12:00)
The Chiefs advance to 10-4 through 15 weeks.
Week 16: vs Seahawks (12:00)
The Chiefs advance to 11-4 through 16 weeks.
Week 17: vs Broncos (12:00)
It almost feels arrogant at this point, but if there was one, the Broncos would be the red-headed stepchild of the AFC West and I expect that to be evident when looking back on the 2022 divisional records. The winning streak against Denver extends to 15 when they come to Arrowhead.
12-4 through 17 weeks, and likely in the mix for one of the top two seeds in the playoffs.
Week 18: at Raiders (TBD)
The season ends with a trip to everyone’s second home field. Arrowhead West is where the Chiefs re-stake their claim atop the division in 2022 with a convincing victory over the Raiders. Las Vegas bested the Chiefs in front of the nation’s eye during a week 5 Monday night showdown, but Andy Reid and company won’t allow for it to happen twice. This game will likely come with implications, and this Chiefs team has its sights set on the next run of AFC West titles, not the previous six.
While a 13-4 prediction may seem hopeful or biased in a year that the Chiefs will be facing the toughest schedule in the league, it is certainly attainable. The core of this team has summited the mountain together before and is hungry to hoist the Lamar Hunt and Lombardi trophies once more. You have to beat the best to be the best, and no team will be able to boast that claim quite like the Chiefs if they can handle business for 18 weeks in 2022