Kansas City Chiefs 2013 Season Preview

This is a preview of the upcoming season for the Kansas City Chiefs. The schedule and tickets for the Kansas City Chiefs are included.

Last season: 2-14 (Last in AFC West)

Vegas Over/Under: 7 Wins

Key Additions: HC Andy Reid, QB Alex Smith (TRADE), T Eric Fisher (EMICH)

Key Losses: QB Matt Cassell, DT Glenn Dorsey, CB Javier Arenas

Strength of Schedule: 28

Despite sending six players to Pro Bowl last season, the Chiefs only managed two wins and earned themselves the number one overall pick in 2013 draft. How did this happen? Well, quarterback Matt Cassell was just awful last season. He was so bad that when he suffered a concussion against the Ravens in October, the Cheifs faithful actually cheered. Andy Reid has been brought in from Philly to improve the offense and taste the BBQ Kansas City has to offer. Only it won’t be Cassell running the offense, but rather former 49er quarterback Alex Smith. Smith is certainly an upgrade, but is considered a game manager and was replaced last season after Colin Kaepernick took the league by storm when Smith went down with a concussion of his own.

Reid has a long history of running pass happy offenses, and you shouldn’t expect that to change too much in Kansas City. He does have a stud running back in Jamaal Charles though and should try to get him as many touches as possible. Charles is one of the fastest players in the league, and there will likely be a ton of passes coming his way out of the backfield. Dwayne Bowe is still one of the best talents at receiver the league has to offer, and will quickly become the favorite target for a motivated Smith. If former first round Jon Baldwin can perform up to his potential then the Chiefs will have a solid passing attack rounded out by free agent Donnie Avery. The addition of number one pick Eric Fisher at tackle, paired with former number one pick Branden Albert makes for one of the best tackle combinations in the league as well.

The majority of the Pro Bowlers on this team reside on the defensive side of the ball though. Safety Eric Berry and linebackers Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, and Derrick Johnson all made the trip to Hawaii for the worst all-star exhibition in sports. The defense ranked poorly last season, but a majority of that blame can be placed on the offense ranking dead last in points per game. Kansas City has brought in two corners this offseason in Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson. They will join Brandon Flowers at the position, and he thinks the Chiefs has the pieces to have the best secondary in the NFL. The line loses Glenn Dorsey, but gained Mike Devito who played well last season for the Jets.

The Kansas City Chiefs open the season in Jacksonville to play the Jaguars, but return the following week to Arrowhead Stadium to play host to the Dallas Cowboys. You can grab Chiefs tickets without the fees of the NFL Ticket Exchange here, or check out the rest of the Chiefs games through their schedule with tickets below:

Date
Event
Aug 97:00 PM Preseason: New Orleans Saints vs. Kansas City ChiefsMercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA From $11
Aug 167:00 PM Preseason: Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ersArrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO From $5
Aug 247:30 PM Preseason: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City ChiefsHeinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA From $18
Aug 297:00 PM Preseason: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay PackersArrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO From $5
Sep 81:00 PM Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City ChiefsEverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL From $46
Sep 1512:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs vs. Dallas CowboysArrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO From $64
Sep 198:25 PM Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City ChiefsLincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA From $63
Sep 2912:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York GiantsArrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO From $28
Oct 612:00 PM Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City ChiefsLP Field – Nashville, TN From $21
Oct 1312:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland RaidersArrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO From $17
Oct 2012:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston TexansArrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO From $17
Oct 2712:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland BrownsArrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO From $10
Nov 31:00 PM Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City ChiefsRalph Wilson Stadium – Orchard Park, NY From $28
Nov 172:05 PM Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City ChiefsSports Authority Field at Mile High – Denver, CO From $99
Nov 2412:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego ChargersArrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO From $17
Dec 112:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver BroncosArrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO From $32
Dec 81:00 PM Washington Redskins vs. Kansas City ChiefsFedex Field – Landover, MD From $25
Dec 151:05 PM Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City ChiefsOverstock.com Coliseum – Oakland, CA From $25
Dec 2212:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis ColtsArrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO From $17
Dec 291:25 PM San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City ChiefsQualcomm Stadium – San Diego, CA From $40

Bottom Line

The Chief were one of the worst coached teams in football last season. Andy Reid isn’t as good as the media portrays him to be, but he is a huge upgrade over Romeo Crennel. The talent on this roster is good enough to make the playoffs and in a weak AFC, eight wins is certainly attainable; the over hits.

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