Preseason is over for the KC Chiefs and that means regular season football is back next week! The KC Chiefs went 1-3 in the preseason and while it doesn’t necessarily mean anything, certain aspects of the preseason are signs for what’s to come in the regular season.
The KC Chiefs certainly had their ups and downs during the past four weeks. Some games the offense looked good, other the defense performed better. Overall though, as a Chiefs fan, I’m a little concerned for the 2014 season.
In my personal opinion, we’ll know all we need to know about this upcoming season after Kansas City’s first game next weekend. The Chiefs will take on the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, September 7th at noon.
Why is this game so important you ask? Well I’ll tell you!
The Chiefs have the seventh toughest schedule in the league and the TOUGHEST home schedule in the NFL. That’s no joke. With that said, there’s little room for error against a team like the Titans.
Now I know what you’re thinking… Leigh, how do you know the Titans are a bad team? Truthfully, I don’t. I can’t tell the future, but I can tell you that last year they didn’t look so great. Jake Locker is their starting quarterback and he hasn’t been the most impressive since Tennessee made him the eighth overall pick in 2011.
The Chiefs should be able to shut down Locker and the Titan offense, but that’s what I’m afraid of. The back half of the 2013 season saw Kansas City’s secondary looking horrendous. They not only allowed big plays, but allowed a guy named Matt McGloin to look like he’d be in the league for years (talking about the Oakland game). The saving factor for the Chiefs in that Raiders game was that the Kansas City offense had finally gotten it together and were able to put up 50+ points on the board.
So what if the defense resorts to how they played last year? What if the cornerbacks get beat time and time again and allow Jake Locker to look like a Pro Bowl quarterback?
Well if that happens it’s going to be a long day for Kansas City. Not to mention a long season because the schedule only gets more difficult from there. The very next week the Chiefs head to Denver to take on their AFC West rival. Throughout the next month they’ll take on the Patriots, 49ers, and the Chargers. Never gets any easier.
In other words, if the Chiefs play poorly in week one then it could be a rough season for our beloved KC Chiefs.
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