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Kansas City fans predict Chiefs’ record for 2020 season

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With a shiny new Lombardi and most of the team’s starters returning, who can blame them?

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On Friday morning, our Ron Kopp, Jr. went through the Kansas City Chiefs’ schedule for the 2020 season, making an early prediction for how it will play out. Ron concluded the Chiefs would open the season 5-0 and finish the year 13-3 — which he described as the floor for the team’s record.

But in polls included in Ron’s article, Arrowhead Pride readers were even more confident. Fully a quarter of them thought the Chiefs would lose no more than one game, a majority predicted no more than two losses and three quarters thought the team would finish at (or above) Ron’s prediction.

Season prediction

  • 16-0 (12%)
  • 15-1 (13%)
  • 14-2 (32%)
  • 13-3 (19%)
  • 12-4 (19%)
  • 11-5 (3%)
  • 10-6 (1%)
  • 9-7 or worse (1%)

Individual games

When it came to predicting the outcomes of individual games, readers were even more confident. There was only one game where a majority believed the Chiefs would lose. In 12 matchups, no more than one person in 20 predicted a loss.

Even figuring it conservatively — counting a majority less than 75% or a minority above 25% as half a win and half a loss — readers saw the team finishing with only one or two losses.

Week 1: Houston Texans (Sept. 10 at 7:20 on NBC)

  • 98% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 1-0

Week 2: at Los Angeles Chargers (Sept. 20 at 3:25 on CBS)

  • 98% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 2-0

Week 3: at Baltimore Ravens (Sept. 28 at 7:15 PM on ESPN)

  • 62% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 2.5-0.5

Week 4: New England Patriots (Oct. 4 at 3:25 on CBS)

  • 98% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 3.5-0.5

Week 5: Las Vegas Raiders (Oct. 11 at noon on CBS)

  • 98% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 4.5-0.5

Week 6: at Buffalo Bills (Oct. 15th at 7:20 on FOX)

  • 73% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 5-1

Week 7: at Denver Broncos (Oct. 25th at 3:25 on CBS)

  • 94% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 6-1

Week 8: New York Jets (Nov. 1 at noon on CBS)

  • 99% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 7-1

Week 9: Carolina Panthers (Nov. 8 at noon on CBS)

  • 97% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 8-1

Week 11: at Las Vegas Raiders (Nov. 22 at 7:20 on NBC)

  • 95% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 9-1

Week 12: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nov. 29 at 3:25 on CBS)

  • 86% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 10-1

Week 13: Denver Broncos (Dec. 6 at 7:20 on NBC)

  • 95% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 11-1

Week 14: at Miami Dolphins (Dec. 13 at noon on CBS)

  • 96% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 12-1

Week 15: at New Orleans Saints (Dec. 20 at 3:25 on CBS)

  • 42% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 12.5-1.5

Week 16: Atlanta Falcons (Dec. 27 at noon on FOX)

  • 97% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 13.5-1.5

Week 17: Los Angeles Chargers (Jan. 3 at noon on CBS)

  • 96% picked Chiefs to win
  • Cumulative record: 14.5-1.5

While we don’t know when the season will start or end, one thing is clear: Chiefs fans expect their team to dominate it.