While waiting for the Branden Albert situation to play itself out one way or another and the draft that wouldnt arrive to finally arrive, here are some thoughts on the Chiefs schedule that was announced last week.
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
Its about as favorable a schedule as the Chiefs could ask for. The game at Jacksonville is about as easy a road assignment to begin a season that any team could ask for.
Of course, the Jaguars are also looking at this game as a way to get their season off to a strong start, but at last check the Chiefs were 2½-point favorites, so thats a game they should win.
If they do, theres no reason they shouldnt be at least 4-4 at the seasons midway point. After Jacksonville, the Chiefs play five of their next seven games at Arrowhead Stadium, so 4-4 is a reasonable goal.
The schedule gets more difficult from there, so the Chiefs will need to get off to a fast start if theyre going to be a part of the playoff chase. Fortunately for them, they have a scheduled thats designed to allow them to do that.