We're still waiting to find out what's going to happen with the NFL lockout but, according to Sports Business Journal, the NFL is making preparations to play a season as short as eight games.
That doesn't mean that's what will happen -- it's simply what they're preparing for. Some football is better than no football but this would still be incredibly disappointing.
For the Kansas City Chiefs, it wouldn't be a good thing at all, I don't think. The second half of the Chiefs schedule looks (at least right now) to be much tougher than the first half. At least they'd keep two of their three primetime games in this scenario.
So, if the NFL lockout cost us half the season, here's what the Chiefs schedule would look like:
- at Patriots
- at Bears
- at Jets
- at Broncos
This would leave KC without any games against the Chargers, and two against the Broncos. It would be especially disappointing to miss out on the Halloween Monday nighter against San Diego.
[Editor's Note: Several commenters bring up a good point. The schedule could be re-arranged with an eight-game season instead of just playing the final eight games.]