Five Reasons The Kansas City Chiefs Will Win The AFC West

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Dec 28, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of the military fly-over before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 19-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs last won the AFC West in 2010, but the 10-6 team that won probably two or three more games than it should have, won’t go down in history as one of the franchise’s best teams.

After starting 9-0 in Andy Reid’s first year as head coach in 2013 they couldn’t hold off the Denver Broncos, and had to settle for a Wild Card berth.

Last season they missed the playoffs entirely at 9-7. So why then, would anyone pick them to win the division in 2015?

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There are many reasons why this could be a good year for the Chiefs, but of course in-season surprises such as injuries, a step backward for a young player or a surprise team could change things.

Assuming that doesn’t happen, let’s take a look at five reasons the Chiefs have a great shot to win their division, and host a playoff game on the postseason’s second weekend.

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