The Road Ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs

As I was thinking about what a fun season it has been so far, I started wondering what was in store for the rest of the season. Not many people would have had the Chiefs winning the first 5 games of the year. I thought it was going to be too much to ask the team to go into the Patriots home field and win, but Houston, Philadelphia, Washington, and even the Chargers looked tough. Nonetheless, here we sit at 5-0.

 

Since I am a visual person, I took the time to map out (literally) the games for the rest of the year. I wondered how the travel would line up with our opponents during the rest of the season and where we might benefit from the Arrowhead Advantage.

 

 

Take a second look at the featured graphic. We only have 3 more long distance games, 2 short distance (Denver & Dallas) and 6 home games.  That seems like a pretty favorable remaining schedule for KC. Of the remaining teams, I would think Denver and Oakland will be our toughest competition (not that we can take any game for granted).

 

My guess is that we will need 11 games to get into the playoffs, 12 to get a bye, and 13 for home field advantage. With 11 games remaining, and sitting at 5-0, that’s not too bad. I think the key is to keep the foot on the gas. Play to win them all and don’t take any unnecessary chances with the starters.

 

What do you guys think? Is the road ahead smooth or bumpy?

 

 

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Frank Leggio is an operations director living in the Columbus, OH area.He has two sons and a couple of Beagles.He was born in Germany, went to high school in KS and college in CO.
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