NFL Team Preview- Kansas City Chiefs

Here’s a look at the team preview for the Kansas City Chiefs:

Coaching Staff: 

  • Head Coach– Andy Reid
  • Offensive Coordinator–Eric Bieniemy
  • Defensive Coordinator-Bob Sutton
  • Special Teams– Dave Toub

ODDS TO WIN:

  • AFC Championship- 18/1
  • Super Bowl-40/1
  • Over/Under Win Totals- 8

Odds listed come from Bovada.

Last 4 Season Win Totals:

  • 2014-9
  • 2015-12
  • 2016-12
  • 2017-10

The Offense

Quarterbacks:

Patrick Mahomes begins his second season in the NFL but his first to be the expect quarterback starter for Kanas City. Free agent Chad Henne was signed to mentor Mahomes and also to be a backup if needed. Third-string goes to free agent Matt McGloin.

Running Backs:

Kareem Hunt is a running back monster. He has made his game elite with a league-best 1,327 yards rushing. He also caught 53 passes and notched three passing touchdowns. Charcandric West and Spencer Ware have opportunities to get in the game from time to time. This backfield is loaded with talented players.

Receivers:

Tight End Travis Kelce and wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins are getting close to being unstoppable. Defenses will have trouble stopping this unit. Chris Conley is hopeful he can return after his Achilles injury.

Offensive Linemen:

Injuries last season caused this squad to be weak on production. Center Mitch Moore and right guard Laurent Duverany-Tardif will both return. The Chiefs selected Kahlil McKenzie from Tennessee to get some experience.

The Defense

Defensive Linemen:

Allen Bailey and Chris Jones return and free agent Xavier Williams join together to help this unit become better than in 2017. Derrick Nnadi, a third-round pick in the draft from Florida State is hoped to show improvement.

Linebackers:

Justin Houston was able to make a few sacks last season but this unit didn’t have many. Dee Ford has returned after back surgery and second-round draft pick Breeland Speaks from Mississippi will get to make a difference for the Chiefs.

Secondary:

This unit was able to register 24 turnovers in 10 games and the Chiefs hope to build on that. Eric Berry comes back from an Achilles injury and will be the leader of this squad. Veterans Eric Murray and Daniel Sorensen will be needed along with Armani Watts that was selected in the NFL draft.

Special Teams

Kicker Harrison Butker is back after a fantastic rookie season. Punter Dustin Colquitt comes back for his 14th season and long snapper James Winchester help make this a solid unit. There will be an open competition for kick return specialist with many players getting to audition.

The Schedule

(all games Eastern time)

Preseason Schedule:
Thu Aug 9- Texans  7:30 PM
Sat Aug 17-at Falcons 7:00 PM
Sat Aug 25- at Bears  NOON
Thu Aug 30- Packers 7:30 PM

Regular Season:

(all times Central)

Sunday Sept. 9 Los Angeles Chargers Away 4:05 pm
Sunday Sept. 16 Pittsburgh Steelers Away 1:00 pm
Sunday Sept. 23 San Francisco 49ers Home 1:00 pm
Monday Oct. 1 Denver Broncos Away 8:15 pm
Sunday Oct. 7 Jacksonville Jaguars Home 1:00 pm
Sunday Oct. 14 New England Patriots Away 8:20 pm
Sunday Oct. 21 Cincinnati Bengals Home 1:00 pm
Sunday Oct. 28 Denver Broncos Home 1:00 pm
Sunday Nov. 4 Cleveland Browns Away 1:00 pm
Sunday Nov. 11 Arizona Cardinals Home 1:00 pm
Monday Nov. 19 Los Angeles Rams Away 8:15 pm
Sunday Nov. 25 BYE WEEK
Sunday Dec. 2 Oakland Raiders Away 4:05 pm
Sunday Dec. 9 Baltimore Ravens Home 1:00 pm
Thursday Dec. 13 Los Angeles Chargers Home 8:20 pm
Sunday Dec. 23 Seattle Seahawks Away 8:20 pm
Sunday Dec. 30 Oakland Raiders Home 1:00 pm

Other Information

Chairman/CEO- Clark Hunt

General Manager- Brett Veach

Website- www.chiefs.com

Stadium- Arrowhead Stadium

Capacity- 76,416

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