Aug 9, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass during the first quarter of a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Prisco Has Chiefs Going 6-10 This Season

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports released his annual post where he predicts every game of the NFL season. He’s not very kind to the Chiefs.

After a 2-0 start, Prisco has the Chiefs going 4-10 the rest of the way, including a loss at Oakland. Ouch. He had the Chiefs record at 6-10 last season, too, which ended up being optimistic after the season played out.

Before you get too upset, Prisco had the New England Patriots going 16-0 and the Indianapolis Colts finishing 1-15 last year, so don’t take his predictions too seriously.

Still, it is an interesting exercise to play out the season game-by-game before it begins. And it is always fun to see what others outside of the Chiefs bubble are thinking. Here’s how Prisco sees the Chiefs season going.

Week 1: Chiefs 21, Jaguars 17
Week 2: Chiefs 19, Cowboys 17
Week 3: Eagles 25, Chiefs 17
Week 4: Giants 23, Chiefs 17
Week 5: Titans 21, Chiefs 20
Week 6: Chiefs 17, Raiders 10
Week 7: Texans 17, Chiefs 13
Week 8: Chiefs 20, Browns 17
Week 9: Bills 27, Chiefs 20
Week 10: Bye
Week 11: Broncos 29, Chiefs 21
Week 12: Chiefs 20, Chargers 13
Week 13: Broncos 21, Chiefs 20
Week 14: Redskins 25, Chiefs 20
Week 15: Raiders 24, Chiefs 17
Week 16: Chiefs 23, Colts 21
Week 17: Chargers 17, Chiefs 14

This seems possible if the Chiefs can’t manage to find another playmaker behind Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles, and if the defensive line cannot produce a pass rush. There is always the injury situation with Alex Smith to account for as well.

If Smith, Bowe, and Charles stay healthy, a 6-10 record would have to be considered a failed season, right? While the Chiefs do lack playmakers on offense and a pass rush on defense, there is too much talent on this team to not get to 8-8. The projected losses to the Titans, Raiders, and Bills would be a disaster if they became reality.

There will be a lot of questions about not trying to land another offensive playmaker in free agency or looking for a pass rushing defensive lineman in the draft if the Chiefs end the season the way Prisco has predicted. Then again, signing a guy like Greg Jennings probably means the Chiefs could not have signed Sean Smith or Dunta Robinson.

When looking at the Chiefs roster from this perspective it becomes clear that there are still a lot of holes on this roster. As much as nation media like to point out how talented the roster is at the top, the Chiefs still lack the depth to consider themselves a serious playoff contender.

However, even with those holes the Chiefs are a far better team now than they were eight months ago. Coaching, improved quarterback play, and upgrades in the defensive secondary should propel the Chiefs to something around an 8-8 or 9-7 record. Get a break here and there then maybe a wild card spot opens up for them.

The Chiefs are heading in the right direction but there is still a long ways to go.

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs Pete Prisco

  • pamshaw13

    No way! Chiefs are going 10-6 this season!

    • Montez K.

      I’m with you! #ChiefNation #worsttofirst #whynot

  • antony555

    This dude is wacked….

  • Mark Bustamante

    Priscilla needs to put his bong down. Dude is smoking some really stupid weed. I see an 8-8 record.

  • Harm Williams

    First of all. In no way, shape, or form, with the Chiefs lose to the Raiders this year. Ditto that for the Charges. Those two organization don’t have close to the amount of talent or coaching the Chiefs have this year. Add to that the injury bug that has plagued them and its hard not to count those games as automatic wins. Flynn can only throw 25 yards? Are you F’n serious Raiders? Way to scout out your trades!

    So that puts you at 8-8. As crappy as the chiefs were last year, they gave the donkeys all they could handle at home. Now fast forward to this year. Von’s currently in jail. Their O-line is patchwork at best and they will be hard pressed to keep Payton upright all season. Their run game is pathetic. I think Alex and the boys put a whoopin on the donkeys at home this season. The donkeys are a paper tiger that benefited from a weak schedule last year.

    So that puts them at 9-7.

    The Chiefs will walk all over the Titans this year. It won’t be a game after the half. Hell I think they pull Smith to let Bray get work in… Ditto that for the Bills Game. Last year Smith shredded the Bills for over 300 passing and SF ran it for another 300. If you don’t think Smith + Fasano, DMC, Bowe Show, Charles Moeaki, Kelce, Avery, and Baldwin can’t do the same this season, then I can’t help you and go in peace.

    That puts them at 11-5.

    If the Chief pick up 1 of 4 games against the Redskins, Eagles, Giants, or Texans, then The Chiefs will be a SB contender this season.

  • Shawn Duce

    Pete Prisco? Who’s that? Sounds like another writer trying to make waves with outlandish comments/predictions (see Bayless,Skip)

  • e_racer

    Priscoe always hates on the Chiefs. I don’t know how the man got his job, or continues to keep it. He is worthless as a sports writer.