There are few things about this Kansas City Chiefs team I expected. Travis Kelce being this good. Jamaal Charles getting hurt. Knile Davis taking 32 freakin' carries in one game. Not getting a turnover for three weeks. Crushing Tom Brady and the Patriots on Monday Night Football.
Many of us can say, however, that we expected the Chiefs to be in this position -- 2-2 after the first quarter of the season. We just didn't expect the Chiefs to get blown out by the Titans. And we didn't expect the Chiefs to beat the Patriots, let alone by four touchdowns. Beating the Dolphins and losing to the Broncos were predictions many of us made.
The journey may have taken a different route than many of us figured but the destination remains the same.
So now we look forward. Things have obviously changed. The Chiefs have proven for the first time under Andy Reid that they can beat a good team with a good quarterback (yes, I'm saying the Patriots are a good team and Tom Brady is still a good quarterback). They didn't do that last year against Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck or Philip Rivers. This is a step forward and it can change how we look at the Chiefs.
Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 5, 3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 6: Bye
Week 7: at San Diego Chargers (Oct. 19, 3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 8: St. Louis Rams (Oct. 27, 12 p.m., Fox)
Week 9: New York Jets (Nov. 2, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 10: at Buffalo Bills (Nov. 9, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 11: Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 16, 12 p.m., Fox)
Week 12: at Oakland Raiders (Nov. 20, 7:25 p.m., NFLN) - TNF
Week 13: Denver Broncos (Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., NBC) - SNF
Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 7, 3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 15: Oakland Raiders (Dec. 14, 12 p.m, CBS)
Week 16: at Pittsburgh Steelers (Dec. 21, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 17: San Diego Chargers (Dec. 28, 12 p.m., CBS)
You start to see some hope now. Are the 49ers really that good? The Chiefs don't win in San Diego very often but Andy Reid is awfully good after the bye week. The Rams and Jets are who we thought they were. I'm not putting any game past the Chiefs at Arrowhead after what I saw last night. And Denver? Well, that damn Peyton Manning is still a problem.
So which games on the Chiefs schedule look different to you now?