KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18: The Kansas City Chiefs celebrate after the Chiefs defeated the Green Bay Packers 19-14 to win the game on December 18, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs this week opened as 10-point 'dogs against the New Orleans Saints making them the biggest underdogs of the week. The Saints and their fans expect to win. The media expects the Saints to win. Heck, this is even one of my three or so times a year I pick against the Chiefs!
So everyone thinks the Chiefs are going to lose, right?
Well, I remember a time last year when the Chiefs were up against an even bigger challenge. Their season was almost going in the drain, they were about to start their third quarterback of the season and the head coach was just fired. There was turmoil and the Chiefs had no shot against the undefeated Green Bay Packers.
And you know what? They won. (As if you forgot that game.)
No, there is no correlation between the two games. Two different teams, two different time periods and two different sets of dynamics to consider.
But, as Danny Parkins noted on 610 Sports yesterday, that Packers game should be a reminder that the NFL is an unpredictable world. Think of the craziest thing possible and something crazier will happen in this league. That's how the NFL is.
I'm not saying the Chiefs will win but it's important to remember a slice of history with this one. Crazier things have happened.