0-2 Start Means Chiefs Playoff Odds Are A Longshot

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Jon Baldwin #89 of the Kansas City Chiefs and Stephon Gilmore #27 of the Buffalo Bills try unsuccessfully for a pass intended for Baldwin at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 35-17. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

The odds of the Kansas City Chiefs making the playoffs are already very low. (Yes, you can mock me in the comments for even mentioning playoffs right now.)

In the last three years, no team has started 0-2 and made the playoffs. You'd have to go back to 2008 when two teams -- Dolphins and Vikings -- both started 0-2 and rebounded for playoff berths.

So we know the Chiefs playoff odds are tough. And it doesn't help that they're big 'dogs this weekend against the New Orleans Saints.

Starting 0-3 makes a playoff berth damn near impossible. The last time an 0-3 team made the playoffs was back in 1998, the Buffalo Bills.

The good thing is (if there is a good thing) is that the Chiefs almost made it last year. They were 0-3, an uglier start than this year, and had a chance to win the AFC West as late as Week 16.

So it's not over. The 2011 Chiefs taught us that. But you would've had a hard time convincing me at this point last year that the Chiefs would be relevant in December.

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