So there's this:
My first concern was that the point spread he references was the Bengals game back in 2003. You know the one. The Chiefs entered with a 9-0 record and ended up losing the game. That's not the game he's talking about though.
I went back and looked at all the Chiefs point spreads on Pro Football Reference from that 2003 season and found two Chiefs games that had higher lines than 9.5 points.
The first one was the Week 12 game against the Oakland Raiders where the Chiefs were 11-point favorites. That came one week after the loss to the Bengals. The Chiefs won the game 27-24.
The second one came in Week 15 against the Detroit Lions where the Chiefs were 14.5-point favorites. They won the game 45-17. That is a massive, massive line in the NFL. You get those occasionally these days with the Broncos and their ability to score points (which the 2003 Chiefs were able to do, too).
As I get to the end of this post, I'm wondering if I am jinxing the Chiefs here and whether I should just not publish this ....
Nahhh, they're going to beat the Jets.