No, I'm not making this case. I don't see how it's possible. But Bill Barwell of Grantland is making the case that the Kansas City Chiefs could end up being the worst team in the NFL this year. Barnwell picks out candidates to end the season as the worst team in the league.
The usual suspects like the Cardinals, Jaguars and Browns are in there. Then you see the Chiefs, which sticks out (same with the Titans).
That "overperformed by 3.0 wins" note would be better served in 48-point type. The Chiefs are an interesting team that could seemingly head in virtually any direction this season, but it's hard to get past the fact that their score differential was so dismal last season. Just three teams were outscored by more points than the Chiefs last year: the Colts (-187), Buccaneers (-207), and Rams (-214). The Bucs and Rams played exceedingly difficult schedules. The Colts started Curtis Painter to atone, presumably, for whatever sins they had to commit to ensure a 25-year run with Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. What was the Chiefs' excuse?
Take a minute to read the whole thing. While I strongly disagree with him here, Barnwell is a smart dude. He presents his evidence in the piece.