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Predicting the Kansas City Chiefs 2013 season

The Kansas City Chiefs 2013 schedule came out last week which means I can make my very first (of many) predictions on the Chiefs win total in 2013. My first look of the team is the same as every other fan base in April -- very optimistic. Right now I can see 9 wins from the Chiefs.

Stephen Dunn

The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a two-win season so anything more than a four or five game improvement is a lot. That's why it's hard to predict the KC Chiefs 2013 schedule. Despite what happened last season, I think the Chiefs are a .500-ish team or better ... on paper. Last they seemingly were, too, but we were just a outside on that one.

The only way someone can reasonably predict the Chiefs as a playoff-contender is if they're an optimistic fan. Lucky for you, I am that optimistic fan.

Below you'll find my first predictions for the Chiefs. No scores or anything like that -- just wins and losses.

Bold is a Chiefs win. Non-bold is a loss.

Week 1. @ Jacksonville Jaguars (Sept. 8, 12 p.m., CBS)

Week 2. Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 15, 12 p.m., Fox)

Week 3. @ Philadelphia Eagles (Sept. 19, 7:25 p.m., NFLN)

Week 4. New York Giants (Sept. 29, 12 p.m., Fox)

Week 5. @ Tennessee Titans (Oct. 6, 12 p.m., CBS)

Week 6. Oakland Raiders (Oct 13, 12 p.m., CBS)

Week 7. Houston Texans (Oct 20, 12 p.m., CBS)

Week 8. Cleveland Browns (Oct. 27, 12 p.m., CBS)

Week 9. @ Buffalo Bills (Nov. 3, 12 p.m., CBS)

Week 10. BYE

Week 11. @ Denver Broncos (Nov. 17, 3:05 p.m., CBS)

Week 12. San Diego Chargers (Nov. 24, 12 p.m., CBS)

Week 13. Denver Broncos (Dec. 1, 12 p.m., CBS)

Week 14. @ Washington Redskins (Dec. 8, 12 p.m., CBS)

Week 15. @ Oakland Raiders (Dec. 15, 3:05 p.m., CBS)

Week 16. Indianapolis Colts (Dec. 22, 12 p.m., CBS)

Week 17. @ San Diego Chargers (Dec. 29, 3:25 p.m., CBS)

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