NFL "Experts" Showing Chiefs Some Love
As you might expect, all of the experts are picking the Donkeys to win the AFC West. (Lemmings, meet cliff.)
However, a number of them are also picking the Chiefs to be a wildcard team this year.
: From a 2-14 finish in 2012 to the playoffs in 2013? Yup. Add Andy Reid and a real quarterback in Alex Smith to a talented team with six Pro Bowlers, and that's the result.
: New coach Andy Reid and QB Alex Smith are big upgrades, while a soft schedule -- which includes Reid's familiar NFC East foes -- should help the Chiefs edge the Steelers for this spot.
: Coming off a season in which they won just two games and had little to no offensive presence, the Chiefs have a new quarterback, a new coach and a good schedule. A key game: September's Thursday night matchup against Andy Reid's former Philadelphia Eagles charges on a short week.
: New coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith change everything for this previously defunct team. The defense is underrated.
Check out all their playoff team picks here.
: There's always a surprise team that parlays a soft schedule, key changes (new coach, new QB) and a little luck into a surprising postseason appearance. This year, it's K.C.
A couple of them are also picking Andy Reid for Coach of the Year.
: Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs. Reid really knows what he's doing, both on and off the field, and it showed in the practices that I watched over my two days at Chiefs camp. Reid won with the Eagles and he'll keep winning in Kansas City.
: Reid. Big Red finesses a playoff season out of last year's NFL doormats, reviving his career and creating lofty expectations for 2014.
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