What are proper expectations for the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs?
Let’s suppose they win eight games. That’s six more wins than last season — a big-time leap.
Given where we’ve placed the Chiefs in our preseason power rankings — 21st among NFL clubs and ninth in the AFC — a .500 record could be viewed as a success. The ranking suggests there’s still plenty of work for new coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey to do.
That said, the Chiefs do not lack for intrigue. We’ve placed them second among the teams of the AFC West, one spot ahead of San Diego and 11 in front of Oakland. Well, one-fourth of Kansas City’s games are against these foes, and there are other favorable matchups in the AFC, too, as detailed in our Chiefs’ preseason preview.
The Chiefs ended 2012 as the worst team in the league. That no longer appears to be the case by any stretch. So tell us: have we correctly placed the Chiefs in our rankings? Let us know in the poll and in the comments.