The Kansas City Chiefs are once again one of the better teams in all of football, and they could be in for another run to the Super Bowl in 2021.
The Kansas City Chiefs are once again one of the best teams in football, and if it is possible, they may have just gotten better this offseason. The Chiefs have revamped their offensive line, and brought in some quality players on both sides of the ball, ready to make another run at their third straight AFC title.
The best-case scenario for this team is they stay healthy and it is status quo, running through their division, and the conference, and getting another shot at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy when all is said and done. Looking at the roster, they certainly have the talent to do so.
They get bitten by the injury bug, especially to some of the key players on their roster. During their run to the Super Bowl last season, the Chiefs were able to dominate on both sides of the ball, and they got another MVP-type performance from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
However, when it came time for the Super Bowl, the injuries mounted along the offensive line, and that caused them to appear overmatched against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, leading to a pretty convincing loss against Tom Brady and company in the big game.
Looking at the roster, there are plenty of players you could choose in terms of who the x-factor will be, but we saw last season that without good blocking, this Chiefs offense cannot do what they do best. That would lead one to believe that left tackle Orlando Brown is the x-factor for this team this season, as he will be tasked with protecting Mahomes’ blindside after his offseason trade from the Baltimore Ravens.
Brown has shown in the past that he can play at a Pro Bowl level, and in Kansas City, he will have to do his best to protect the No. 1 asset of this entire franchise.
Biggest game – Week 2 at Baltimore
The biggest game of the schedule could come very early on, as they take on the Cleveland Browns at home in Week 1, before heading to Baltimore to take on a very tough Ravens team in primetime in Week 2. That is the game they should have circled early in their schedule, as the Ravens will once again be one of the best teams in the AFC, and it could actually end up being a preview of this year’s AFC Championship Game.
Anything Mahomes goes up against Lamar Jackson it is must-see television, making this an early-season test, but one that could go a long way in terms of this team’s confidence.
Nothing too bold about this prediction, as when it comes to the Chiefs as of late, the mantra is to win the Super Bowl, or it is not a successful season. One bold prediction you could place on this team, based on the amount of talent they have on both sides of the ball is that they could end up going through the regular season undefeated.
Of course, they have to stay healthy, something that was their Achilles heel last season, but the coaching staff is elite, they have some of the best players in football, and based on their schedule, they could go on an early-season run that does not stop.