When Andy Reid was hired as the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs back in January, few could have predicted such a dramatic turnaround for the team in just one season. Not since 2010 has the franchise had a winning season, made the playoffs, or won the AFC West. The 2013 squad is poised to accomplish all three, and at 9-0 heading into a Week 10 bye, a chance at history is still on the line as well.
There’s still plenty of football remaining, however, as the rest of the Chiefs schedule will get much more difficult over the final seven games. Following the break, they’ll face the division rival Denver Broncos twice in three weeks, first on the road on Nov. 17 and again at home on Dec. 1. In between, Kansas City will play host to the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 24, but will not see them again until the regular-season finale on Dec. 29. Additional remaining opponents include the Washington Redskins (Dec. 8), Oakland Raiders (Dec. 15), and Indianapolis Colts (Dec. 22).
Regardless of how challenging the schedule may get, some stats shared by @SportsCenter should help put fans at ease, as the account tweeted that of the 18 previous NFL teams to open the year 9-0, all 18 made the playoffs, 11 advanced to the Super Bowl, and seven won it all. If those numbers alone weren’t convincing enough, @ESPNMag also got in on the action, tweeting the following:
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