For those of you that like to follow what Vegas has to say involving sports, R.J. Bell of Pregame.com set the line at 8 games for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 7, 2014
#NFL season wins [2/3]: 8.5 wins (Phi, Car, Bal, Hou, Chi); 8 (KC, Atl, Dal, SD, Det); 7.5 (Mia); 7 (Ari, NYG, Was)
— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) March 7, 2014
The Chiefs are coming off an 11-5 season, so naturally they will be facing a much tougher schedule. Vegas believes Kanas City takes a step back in the 2nd season under head coach, Andy Reid, and general manager, John Dorsey. The Chiefs will be facing the 7th hardest schedule, so I’m sure that’s a leading factor.
R.J. Bell also believes the Denver Broncos are the favorites to win the west again, with their win total set to 11. The Chiefs and San Diego Chargers are neck-and-neck, with both being set at 8 wins. San Diego had a solid turnaround season themselves, and the AFC West has suddenly become one of the tougher divisions in the NFL. All of these factors are playing into the 8 win prediction.
Personally, I think I would take the over on the Chiefs 8 wins. Remember, this is all set before free agency and the NFL draft, so these win totals will change for some teams.
What do you think about the 8-8 prediction from Vegas? Are they right and what’s your record prediction for the Chiefs in 2014? Leave your comments below.