The Kansas City Chiefs have a new head coach, a new starting quarterback, a new-look offense and a new emphasis on aggression on defense and special teams for the 2013 season, but what does that mean to a team that tied for a league-worst 2-14 record last season?
With all of the new pieces in play, will this still-building team be able to eclipse its paltry two-win, franchise-low water mark from last year?
There's certainly plenty to be optimistic about.
The 2012 Chiefs, and their league-worst-in-offensive-passing quarterback carousel of Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn are both now gone; instead, the Chiefs will have the Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco 49ers cast-off quarterback, Alex Smith, at the helm. Star offensive weapons Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe return, though Charles has been injured most of the preseason.
For a team that lead the league in turnovers on offense and found takeaways hard to come by on defense, an extra emphasis on ball security and the pass rush has been the focus of the team in camp.
Without further ado, here is a game-by-game look at my projections for the Chiefs' 2013 season.