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The Cantor point spreads say that the Chiefs are a team on the bubble. Based on the San Diego series I put the Denver home field advantage at 6 points so the week 16 game has Denver favored by 5. Assuming that would give them a record (according to Cantor) of 6-8-2.
The reason I say they are a team on the bubble is they have 10 games with spreads + or - 3 pts and they have a lot of things that could go right or wrong. If they go right, represented by beating the current spread by 3, the finish 11-3-1. If they go wrong, represented by a 3 point shift against them, they finish 2-13-1.
I think they have more depth and reasons things can go right than can go wrong so I'd bet the over. The other reason is I am a Chiefs fan and its a lot more fun to be a homer.
For what it is worth here are the potential results for the AFC West Teams based on the Cantor game odds ( assuming Denver and San Diego are favored by more than 3 at home in week 16).
San Diego 12-4-0
Kansas City 11-4-1
San Diego 10-5-1
Kansas City 6-7-2
San Diego 6-9-1
Kansas City 2-13-1
What that tells me is this season can go either way especially for Denver and Kansas City so any bet right now is probably going to be based on emotion more that logic.
1 year, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Contender-vs-Pretender-Kansas-City-Chiefs.html
@chirthunfan I think it gives our young legs an advantage against the Lakers.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Thunder's full second round schedule
@ArrowFan I'm with you about the guys that act like they are not surprised to be in the end zone. I'd like to see Charles take the Marcus Allen approach, drop the ball and walk to the sidelines with no reaction at all. Allen was always a class act.
1 year, 7 months ago on Jamaal Charles: You’re going to feel my pain
I really enjoyed this.
I liked the theme of being stronger up the middle. To reinforce that thought I'd suggest that readers take a look this post from "The Film Room" - http://echointhehead.blogspot.com/2012/04/case-for-matt-cassel.html. It gives a great look at why an improved offensive line and a power running game will do Matt Cassel a world of good. I read this before the draft and it made me a lot happier when the linemen were picked. Depth at the O-line is essential to a good season.
I also like the fact that you were willing to allow time for player development. So many people have been saying that Pioli is a bum because he didn't draft the best player (in their mind) or because someone drafted earlier was a bad choice. I'm a fan of long term strategic thinking and Pioli seems to have us on the right track. Here are 3 more posts from The Film Room that shed light on Pioli's talent as a GM.
Personally I'm thrilled with the Chiefs progress over the last few years and where we are now. Here's a couple of questions for those of you that want to throw out Pioli. When was the last time the Chiefs - were able to draft for depth after the first round? entered a season with a good chance of being strong on both sides of the ball? weren't relying on other teams castoff's to fill critical holes after the draft? weren't relying on a bunch of over the hill veterans to fill critical positions? I'm not sure of the exact answer to those questions but I suspect it was around the same time we won a playoff game.
1 year, 7 months ago on Stuck In The Middle With You
@patrickallen I find myself going down the "if only we had" path a couple of times but I remind myself that we wouldn't have been that close if Philip Rivers hadn't botched the exchange from center and it helps me remember that no one play won or lost the West.
1 year, 7 months ago on Dwayne Bowe Contract Watch: Don't Panic
One thing I have heard is that he doesn't play mean enough. Then again I heard the same thing when Johnson was a rookie. It took a couple of years but you don't hear that anymore.
1 year, 7 months ago on Take A Deep Breath
@ArrowFan HEY! HEY! HEY! Here comes Fat Albert.
For those who haven't heard it before this is a Bill Cosby routine. This is required listening for anyone who is getting too worked up over this pick.
@Rawbone907 My son is a Tampa Bay fan. When the Bucs came to KC a couple of years ago I emailed the Chiefs and told them we were traveling to KC for my son's 18th birthday. I asked if there was some place that we might be able to wait and have a chance at getting a Bucs autograph. They replied with an offer to visit the sidelines before the game. You might email them and see if you can do the same thing. Who knows, given the distance you are traveling they may say yes. It was a special event for us. I even got a great picture of him with a Chief's cheerleader on each arm beaming from ear to ear.
1 year, 7 months ago on Chiefs Select Dontari Poe In First Round Of 2012 NFL Draft
"The clubs have known the results of these scores for weeks. The team leaking the score is hoping that the public backlash for drafting a player with such a low score will scare them off."
I suppose some teams will try anything but I wouldn't expect it to work. First, I doubt it would create much backlash. Second, I don't think many teams care enough about what fans want to pass on a great player.
1 year, 8 months ago on What you should know about Claiborne's test score | National Football Post
@big chief This web page http://dcprosportsreport.com/mocks/MockDraft.htm has posted the top 9 picks from 186 mock drafts since the Redskins traded up to #2. In 50 of those Tannehill makes it out of the top 9. Only 14 expect the Browns to draft him.
1 year, 8 months ago on With The 11th Pick, The Chiefs Select … No One
@jakl I would agree we should grab Claiborne if he is there but I think you really need to keep that one in your fantasy file. This web page http://dcprosportsreport.com/mocks/MockDraft.htm has posted the top 9 picks from 186 mock drafts since the Redskins traded up to #2. Only one of those drafts have Claiborne making it to the Chiefs at #11. You may not believe in the value of mock drafts but you are definitely swimming against the tide with that choice.
FWIW, 50 of those mock drafts have Tannehill making it out of the top 9.
Why not draft Ryan Tannehill? What I keep hearing is that he has the skills to be a franchise QB but not immediately. Isn't that just as good as trading for a future draft pick next year? In my view it is like trading for a 2013 QB with a number of differences. Instead of training with a college team for one more year he gets to train with the Chiefs, learn the offense, develop some timing with our receiving corp, face NFL caliber defenses in practice. I can't help think that Zorn is a better QB trainer than a college coach. In addition he may already be a better backup than Brady Quinn and almost certainly is better than Stanzi.
1 year, 8 months ago on Updating The First Round Draft Options (Or: Trade To The Future)