The Kansas City Chiefs are going on the road for the second time this season. If what we saw in the first two weeks of the season means anything, the Chiefs will gladly take a road game. The Chiefs were blown out in their only game this season to the Tennessee Titans, 26-10. They then went on the road to Denver where they played significantly better but still in a 24-17 loss to the Broncos.
ESPN's Adam Teicher pointed out recently that the Chiefs have actually been bad at home lately. Sure, it's a small sample size but it's concerning when you can't protect your turf. Let's take a look at the recent results for the Chiefs, dating back to when their 9-0 run stopped.
Week 11 (Away): Loss
Week 12 (Home): Loss
Week 13 (Home): Loss
Week 14 (Away): Win
Week 15: (Away): Win
Week 16 (Home): Loss
Week 17 (Away): Loss
Week 1: (Home): Loss
Week 2: (Away): Loss
That's FOUR straight losses at home. So I guess the Chiefs are lucky they're not playing the Dolphins in KC? Obviously, the quality of teams matter here. Those losses include the Broncos, Chargers and Colts -- all playoff teams. (Then Week 1 this year where the Chiefs crapped the bed against Tennessee)
The Chiefs must, must, must protect their home field. If they're going to be a team competing for the playoffs, they're going to need some upsets. Beating a New England at home on Monday night or Denver at Arrowhead on Sunday night or beating Seattle in KC. They're going to need to steal one of those.
In fact, let's put this up to a vote. Which home game are the most likely to earn an upset win: New England, Seattle or Denver?