2. Atlanta Falcons
I’m not sure why it’s a foregone conclusion that the Chiefs will beat the Falcons when the two meet up late in the year. The Falcons are always a threat offensively with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley as their prime wide receivers.
Atlanta had hype surrounding them last season, but a rough start to the season ultimately is what sunk them. They also play in a tough division, which didn’t help their case. While the Saints and now Bucs are going to be the teams talked about the most in the NFC South, the Falcons are never a team that should be slept on.
The Chiefs host the Falcons in their second to last game of the year and many would think that a home game against a team that didn’t even make the playoffs last year would be a given for KC, that’s not necessarily true. We’re not sure what the fan situation will look like or if being at home will be any kind of advantage.
The Falcons also can score as quickly as anyone in the league. Their defense also has some talented players on it including former Chief Allen Bailey as well as Grady Jarrett and Takkarist McKinley.
A late season game against a fiery offense could be tricky for the Chiefs, especially if they’re fairly comfortable with their playoff spot by that point. Don’t count out the Falcons to come into Arrowhead and steal a win from the defending Super Bowl champs.