Biggest Questions Facing Chiefs in Week 1 Contest with Jaguars

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Biggest Questions Facing Chiefs in Week 1 Contest with Jaguars
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This Sunday, the first whistle that reverberates throughout EverBank Stadium will officially mark the beginning of the Andy Reid era in the City of Fountains. 

The Kansas City Chiefs' newest starting signal-caller, Alex Smith, will face a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that ranked 30th in total yards and points allowed in 2012. 

Coach Reid's first test entails beating a team whose fans are so starved for buzz-worthy water-cooler talk that they petitioned President Barack Obama to "Call NFL Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell and tell him to stop ignoring the Jaguars fans and sign Tim Tebow!”

That almost makes me feel like Clark Hunt should've forfeited the No. 1 pick and claimed it as a tax write-off under charitable donations. Almost. 

With the exception of a solid draft, the Jaguars have done little to bolster an ailing roster, and that ailing roster is currently a 3.5-point home underdog heading into Sunday's opener. 

That's not saying that Jacksonville can't overcome the odds, though. This is the NFL: A Romeo Crennel-led Chiefs squad upset the 13-0 Super Bowl favorites in the same year that Tebow notched a playoff victory over the No. 1 defense. In overtime. On a passing play.  

Kansas City, on some level, has piqued the curiosity of nearly every NFL enthusiast throughout the offseason. On Sept. 8, Reid will begin answering the smorgasbord of questions on his plate and feed five curiosities in particular. 

 

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