1. 75 percent of teams since 1990 that started 3-0 made the playoffs
This is why 3-0 is so important. That's such an advantage to start out of the gate like that. The Chiefs last did this in 2010. That team finished 10-6 which means they went just barely over .500 the rest of the day. That 2-0 start was huuuuge that season. (They were the last undefeated team that year!)
Lots of things can change over the course of 16 games but history is clear: Start 3-0 and you have a great shot at playing in January.
2. The Chiefs, Bears, Dolphins and Saints are 2-0. None of them made the playoffs last year.
I love parity in the NFL. It's why the league is so great. I can think of maybe two fan bases who knew before the season that they weren't very good (Jaguars and Raiders). Everyone else? There are fans who legitimately believe they could make the playoffs.
Parity is great, unless the Chiefs are bad. Then parity is stupid.
3. Andy Reid looking to become the first Chiefs head coach to start 3-0 in his first season
Memorable starts in Chiefs history:
- Romeo Crennel: 1-10
- Todd Haley: 1-7
- Herm Edwards: 0-2
- Dick Vermeil: 1-6
- Marty Schottenheimer: 1-3
Did I just black that Vermeil start out of my mind? I didn't remember it being that bad.
Andy Reid has started 3-0 once in his career. The Eagles made the Super Bowl that year (2004).
4. Five teams started 2-0 after losing 14+ games the previous season. Four of those teams went onto 3-0.
Interesting. The Dolphins have the greatest single-season turnaround in NFL history. They went from one win to 11 wins in 2007-08. Let's slow down before we start working those numbers for the Chiefs. It's a long season.
5. Andy Reid will join Curly Lambeau and Hank Stram as the only NFL coaches to face a team they previously coached for 14+ years.
Now you know.