Many fans view the 2015 Kansas City Chiefs as a team that can win somewhere around 9-10 games, That feels about right for a KC Chiefs team who won nine games last year with some obvious deficiencies.
ESPN's Bill Simmons hosts the BS Report podcast where he had Bill Barnwell on as a guest. Barnwell had an interesting view on the Chiefs and their record in 2015.
Bill Simmons: "KC at 40-1 [Super Bowl odds) jumped out at me, too. That seemed high."
Bill Barnwell: "I think the Chiefs are a team where they just have to stay healthy. They're built around a core of really expensive, talented players. Their top seven or eight guys, if they stay healthy, they could be a 13-3 team. It's kind of like the Cowboys when the Cowboys were in that 2006, 2007, 2008 range, where if they stayed healthy, if their top guys were consistently on the field, they were going to be good. But if they lost one or two of those guys, they're in serious trouble."
When I'm being an optimistic Chiefs fan, I can see the same thing. IF everyone stays healthy and IF things go the Chiefs way, I could see this being the absolute best case scenario. A more realistic and optimistic view is the Chiefs winning 10, maybe 11 games this year. 13-3 feels like it's reserved for the NFL's truly elite teams and I don't think the Chiefs are there. Of course, a 13-win season is only two more than their 2013 season when things really went their way. It's not impossible...
Here are the Super Bowl odds that Bovada put out in March.
Teams with better Super Bowl odds than the Chiefs: Seahawks, Packers, Patriots, Colts, Broncos, Cowboys, Eagles, Steelers, Cardinals, Ravens, Giants, Bills, Bengals, Lions, Dolphins and 49ers.
Teams with the same Super Bowl odds as the Chiefs: Falcons, Panthers, Saints,Chargers and Rams.
Teams with worse Super Bowl odds than the Chiefs: Bears, Texans, Vikings, Jets,Browns, Raiders, Redskins, Buccaneers, Jaguars and Titans.