T-3rd for 2011 toughest schedule
Of the 11 other teams that went to the playoffs in 2010, the Kansas City Chiefs play 6 including both super bowl teams.
San Diego Chargers: 9-7, split last season one blowout and one tight game. Always dangerous.
Oakland Raiders: 8-8, beat the Chiefs twice last year and are constantly inconsistent.
Denver Broncos: 4-12, rebuilding team. New 4-3 defense.
Green Bay Packers: 10-6, SUPER BOWL CHAMPS, enough said.
Pittsburgh Steelers: 12-4, AFC CHAMPS, solid defense with plenty of depth and stability.
Minnesota Vikings: 6-10, no quarterback, defense getting older, new coach.
Miami Dolphins: 7-9, rebuilding team with no quarterback or running game. Defense can play.
Buffalo Bills: 4-12, the Chiefs barely beat the Bills in 2010 and the Bills kept getting better.
NY Jets: 11-5, solid defense, stable o-line, and good rushing game. Lots of swagger.
Chicago Bears: 11-5, offense is inconsistent, can run the ball, weak line, defense is strong.
New England Patriots: 14-2, NFL MVP QB, defense has a ton of depth, great coaching.
Indianapolis Colts: 10-6, Peyton Manning, excellent WR, TE, fast defense, beat Chiefs in 2010.
Detroit Lions: 6-10, rebuilding franchise with a solid young d-line. Best WR in the game.
Conclusion: The Chiefs will have to get better on all sides of the ball to be competitive next year. The 2011 schedule will be the true test. If the Chiefs can go 8-8 they will prove to the NFL that they are more than a one year wonder. The defense can hang with these teams but the offense needs to get better and put up more points. If the offense plays better it will give the defense a breather and force the opposing team to take risks.