The Kansas City Chiefs will enter Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers as a three-point underdog. On the surface, it may appear the Chiefs are getting the shaft but, when you think about it, it makes sense.
The 49ers seven wins in the (partial) first year of the Mike Singletary era and bumped that total to eight last year. This year many were expecting them to take the NFC West but early signs would indicate that may not be the case.
Meanwhile the Chiefs sit with a 2-0 record but with a team that won four games last year. Only so much can be changed in one year, the oddsmakers would say.
As we said this week, the Chiefs can get used to the underdog role. Even if they were sitting at 5-0, Week 7 would be the first shot they have at being favored to win with road games at Indy and at Houston coming up.
Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson said this week doesn't mind playing the underdog role.
"We're not sticking our chest out," DJ said. "We're staying under the radar. We're staying humble with our play on the field out there. We're just trying to get better.'
None of the Chiefs are getting cocky about this. It's just two wins and they know that.
Now it's time to go out there and make it three.