Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 10/17/13
Last week: 7 (+0) Record: 6-0 The Chiefs are doing their best 2011 49ers impression, everything from the easy schedule and the unsustainable turnover margin to Alex Smith under center and a dominant stop unit (opponents are moving the chains against them at a 62% rate, which leads the NFL). Their schedule has obviously not been particularly tough to this point in this season, as their first 6 opponents have a combined 11-25 record. However, it doesn’t really get tougher going forward. Outside of two games with the Broncos, Indianapolis is the only other likely playoff team they play going forward. They could conceivably rip off 12 or 13 wins, but they are unlikely to win the division, which would prevent them from having a home playoff game. Between that and an easy schedule propping up their record, they are unlikely to make a deep playoff run with the physically limited Alex Smith under center (9 of 29 on throws 10+ yards downfield outside the hash marks). That’s why there are tea...
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