After earning a playoff birth in 2010 by winning the AFC West division, the Kansas City Chiefs looked like a team that was on the rise. Fast forward to Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season, however and now that doesn't look to have any truth at all.
The Buffalo Bills destroyed the Chiefs in Week 1 41-7 as Kansas City couldn't get anything going on either side of the ball. Buffalo was one of the worst teams in 2010 and the loss can not sit well with Jamaal Charles and company.
Not only did they get blown out, but the Chiefs also lost strong safety Eric Berry for the remainder of the season. Berry was their best overall defensive player in 2010 and was second on the team in tackles.
The key for Kansas City now is that it's still early in the season and the game only counts as one loss in the standings. They have 15 more games to try to right the ship in 2011.
Bouncing back from this loss will certainly take a total team effort. Here are four players that could really help make week one a thing of the past.