From the FanPosts -Joel
It has been stated since the schedule came out that if the Chiefs were to repeat as AFC West Champs, they would need to survive the murderous late-season five game stretch in some way. Judging by the predictions of many commenters both here and around the tweet universe, I get the feeling we are walking into a serious trap. It could just be paranoia or it could be an early end to the Chiefs playoff hopes.
It's no secret that the best debate on all things Chiefs-related takes place here at AP. And when the schedule was released, followed by the Vegas win totals, the general consensus was easy first half of the season, need to buckle down for the second half.
I started thinking more about this last night as Nick Wright, who I listen to and follow regularly, pegged us as a playoff team and had us at 6-3 or 7-2 by his estimation after Week 10. And I only ask this because we as Chiefs fans are typically on the other side of things. For the last six or seven years, we have rarely had the luxury of looking at the schedule and identifying games that are by all acounts going in the "W" column. This season, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who does not have the Chiefs at 2-0 heading to San Diego. And while we are better than we were a year ago, and we should have a confidence about us, are we getting ahead of ourselves? I have us at 7-2 through nine games myself I will admit, but every day that goes by I get a little more nervous about these first two games.
The AP staff will break down the Bills and Lions in the coming weeks, but am I alone in this thinking? How do you feel about these games and let's find out whether or not our confidence is merited, or if we should be a little more concerned.
(As a final aside for those who look at this type of thing, we are 6.5 point favs agains the Bills and for Week 2 futures we are 4 point dogs at Detroit, which is interesting in itself)