This is my attempt to predict the 2009 NFL Regular Season for the Kansas City Chiefs. I am a fan of the Chiefs but I will try to stay as unbiased as I can. Last year, I thought they would go 9-7, and we all know how that turned out. Hopefully this year I can be a little more accurate.
This is what I call an "early" prediction because the season is nowhere near being ready to go, the draft has not even occurred, nor has the final days of the free agent signing. Anyway, I will come out with another prediction toward the beginning of the season that may or may not be more accurate.
Many people have already said that the Chiefs have the toughest schedule in the league since the schedules were released, and I have to agree. It isn't just about the teams they face, but more about facing tough teams week after week after week.
They will have a whole new look to their franchise, a new GM, head coach as well as some coaching staff, new QB, etc. It will be a tough season for the Chiefs but I think they will be the opposite of the Cleveland Browns from 07-08. What I mean by that is that the Browns went 10-6 in the 2007 season because they played a really easy schedule and played two or three playoff teams that year. They ended up missing the playoffs by one game.
As a result of their great season, they were awarded about five primetime games, as well as a much tougher schedule in which they played the NFC East. As a result, the 10-6 Browns from the 2007 season became the 4-12 Browns in 2008. They were never a good team, they just had an easy schedule. Therefore, I think the Chiefs will have a pretty bad year because of their tough schedule and get no respect, and then in 2010 have a great year because let's face it, their schedule can't get much harder than what it is this year.
The tough schedule this year will prepare a young Chiefs team to play harder than ever and be ready for the playoffs in 2010. But, as for now, it will be another long season with spotlights of hope. Just one more season Chiefs fans...