Kansas City Chiefs: Behind enemy lines with the New England Patriots

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The Kansas City Chiefs are kicking off their 2017 campaign and the 2017 NFL regular season campaign on Thursday night. Their opponent? The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

For more information on the Kansas City Chiefs‘ first opponent of the season, KC Kingdom talked with Logan Jakubajtys of Chowder and Champions, the Boston sports FanSided site. Jakubajtys also answered some of our questions and published those answers on Tuesday.

Before I dive into the question and answer segment, I just want to point out that my co-editor Ben Almquist actually did this Q&A with Chowder and Champions. I am putting this post together, but Ben asked the hard hitting questions and gave Jakubajtys some insight on our Kansas City Chiefs for this Thursday night’s game. I just wanted to make sure Ben got credit for his part.

Matt Conner of Arrowhead Addict also joined in on the Q&A fun and had some great insight for the opposition. When Conner posts the article on Arrowhead Addict, we will link it here for you.

The first question that Ben asked Jakubajtys was about the Patriots’ dynasty.

There are some high expectations for the New England Patriots this year. We’ve seen a lot of “super teams” and “teams of destiny” fail to live up to standards in the past. Is there any concern of that for the Pats this year?

"I don’t think so. Of course, there is always a chance that New England doesn’t win the Super Bowl and that’s a loss of a season as far as Patriots fans are concerned, but I really don’t see much threat to them. I don’t think they’re a super team, they aren’t going out and trading for CRAZY talent. Yes, they added Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore, but even if they hadn’t, the expectation in New England would still be another Super Bowl."

It’d be crazy for someone not to peg the Patriots as a Super Bowl contender. As long as New England has Tom Brady at the helm, they’ll be favorites in the AFC.

I long for the day when not winning a Super Bowl is a lost season for the Chiefs, but I guess until then, I’ll be grateful that they at least make it into the playoffs. A lot of teams don’t even have that luxury.