Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/10/13
Well, it’s big boy time for the NFL squads as the second half of the 2013 campaign gets underway for the intense playoff race. Nine weeks of football has been played and the Kansas City Chiefs remain unbeaten with a 9-0 record, as they enter their bye. The Chiefs are the first team in NFL history to start 9-0 after posting the worst record in the league in the previous season. Kansas City is the first club to allow 17 or fewer point in each of the first nine games of a season since the 1977 Atlanta Falcons.  In the Super Bowl era, all 18 of the previous teams to start 9-0 advanced to the playoffs. Eleven of those 18 played in the Super Bowl and seven won the Super Bowl. “Every win you get in the National Football League is a good win,” said Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid, who is the third head coach in NFL history to win his first nine games with a new team (Jim Caldwell did it in 2009 for the Indianapolis Colts and Wally Lemim did it 1961 for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans). The...
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