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Kansas City Chiefs are one of several worst-to-first candidates

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The Kansas City Chiefs 2013 turnaround has been talked about for how unique it is -- and it is -- but a lot of other teams are going from worst-to-first in the NFL. The Chiefs just happens to be the most dramatic.

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The NFL sent out a release recently showing just how many teams could go from worst-to-first this year. The Chiefs, Eagles, Saints and Panthers all finished in last or tied for last place in their respective divisions last year. This year, they're all in contention for the division title heading into Week 16.

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The Chiefs may not win their division. Either the Saints or the Panthers will win the NFC South. The Eagles have a real shot to win the NFC East.

Assuming one of these teams wins its division, it would be the 11th straight season a team has gone from worst-to-first.

And that's pretty much why the NFL is the best. Every year, every team can say they have a shot. It's why Chiefs fans were just as pumped heading into this season, coming off the worst calendar year in franchise history, as they were in any other year.