KC Chiefs: Predicting The 2014 Schedule, Part 2

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Oct 7, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebackers NaVorro Bowman (53) and Patrick Willis (52) react after a tackle in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Bills 45-3. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Week 5: Kansas City Chiefs @ San Francisco 49’ers

This is a homecoming for Alex Smith, as he’ll be returning to the place where his NFL career began. Well, sort of, as this game will be played in the new Candlestick Park.

San Fran is viewed as one of the best teams in the NFL and quite frankly, I can see why. Their defense is loaeded with talent, especially within the front seven. The double mint twins, Patrick Willis and Navarro Bowman, are two of the best inside linebackers in the game right now and they’re on the same team.

Granted, Bowman is coming off a gruesome knee injury he sustained in the NFC championship game, I still look for him to come back healthy. Those two together were part of a defense that only allowed 17.0 ppg (3rd best in 2013) and that was without all pro pass rusher, Aldon Smith, for most of the season.

On the offensive side of the ball, the 9’ers made a daring move in trading for troubled receiver, Stevie Johnson, from Buffalo earlier this off-season, to pair with Anquan Boldin and “sorry receiver” Michael Crabtree. Partner that with Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, and one of the best offensive lines in the NFL and you can see why they’re viewed as one of the best all around teams in the league.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, their quarterback, Collin Kaepernick, just got PAYED and is looking to continue his success under Jim Harbaugh. Regardless how you feel about how good Kaep is, fact of the matter is this guy can kill you with his legs or his arm if you let him. Not to mention the team around him ain’t so bad either.

Like the Broncos game, barring some type of injuries, I have a hard time picturing the Chiefs traveling out to the bay and getting this win.

Chiefs fall in San Fran, 31-20.