The Kansas City Chiefs are slowly getting worse in the first quarter of the season. Two years ago, they were 4-0 in the first four games. Last year, they were 2-2 in the first four games. And this year, they are 1-3 after four games.
KC Chiefs fans hope that the team is better in the second quarter of the season. Andy Reid and the Chiefs were 4-0 in the second quarter of their season in 2013. They were 3-1 in the second quarter of the season last year. And now this year, here's how the Chiefs second quarter of the season shakes out:
vs. Lions (London)
How many wins do you see here? To answer that, you have to decide if the 1-3 Chiefs simply played three really good teams and lost or if the defense really is broken and there are larger problems at play here. If it's the former, it's reasonable to think the Chiefs could win 2-3 games in this quarter. If it's the latter, you can't feel confident in the Chiefs winning any of these games.
As it usually is, it's somewhere in the middle. Andy Reid said it on our Monday conference call: you're usually not as good as you think and you're usually not as bad as you think. The Chiefs will likely be favored against the Bears and Lions. They will probably not be favored against the Vikings in Minnesota, and perhaps not against the Steelers if Ben Roethlisberger plays. 2-2 seems realistic; 3-1 would be the best case scenario.
How many do the Chiefs win in this quarter?