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Tribal Warfare
01-12-2011, 05:23 AM
Road to repeat in the AFC West (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/11/2578064/road-to-repeat-in-the-afc-west.html)

The Chiefs’ 2011 schedule presents plenty of stumbling blocks to another division title.

Division teams
(will play home and away)

•Denver (4-12)

•Oakland (8-8)

•San Diego (9-7)

The skinny: The Chiefs were 2-4 in the division in 2010 and were outscored 154-90. They were blown out at Denver (49-29) and San Diego (31-0) and at home against Oakland (31-10) in the season finale, their

second loss to the Raiders.

Playoff teams
•at Chicago (11-5)

•Green Bay (10-6)

•at Indianapolis (10-6)

•at New England (14-2)

•at New York Jets (11-5)

•Pittsburgh (12-4)

The skinny: The Chiefs beat only one playoff team in 2010, Seattle, which finished the regular season 7-9. In 2010, the Chiefs lost 19-9 at Indianapolis but did not play the other five.

OTHER OPPONENTS
•Buffalo (4-12)

•at Detroit (6-10)

•Miami (7-9)

•Minnesota (6-10)

The skinny:The Chiefs needed all 15 minutes of overtime to beat the Bills 13-10 this season and did not play the other three teams. KC has a winning overall record against the Vikings and Lions but a losing record against the Dolphins.

FAX
01-12-2011, 05:44 AM
There's a cool video on youtube about The Goblin Man Of Norway.

Anybody seen it?

FAX

ChiefsNow
01-12-2011, 05:46 AM
We will have to sweep our division to go 10 and 6 again. crap

Mile High Mania
01-12-2011, 07:00 AM
KC earned the 1st place schedule... enjoy. The other teams in the division won't be that much different.

ReynardMuldrake
01-12-2011, 07:03 AM
So... what do the other AFC West schedules look like?

Donger
01-12-2011, 07:08 AM
So, 4-12?

Mile High Mania
01-12-2011, 07:08 AM
So... what do the other AFC West schedules look like?

If I read it right, Denver has:

Home - Patriots, Jets, Bears, Lions, Bengals
Away - Bills, Dolphins, Packers, Vikings, Titans

carlos3652
01-12-2011, 07:10 AM
So... what do the other AFC West schedules look like?

they are the same other than Pit/Indy:

San Diego has Baltimore + Jags
Oakland has Houston + Cleveland
Denver has Cinci + Titans

Reerun_KC
01-12-2011, 07:15 AM
Sweet...

I am so looking forward to that schedule...

Calling 11-5 or 12-4

2nd or 3rd seed in the playoffs...

ChiefsCountry
01-12-2011, 07:16 AM
The key is to win at Arrowhead. If we can sweep out at Arrowhead we got a real good shot at repeating.

FAX
01-12-2011, 07:24 AM
This will be a great test of our transitioning, developing team that's working every day to try and get just a little better so that they can become a good team.

By the way, there's also a video on youtube about The Mushroom Man Of Mexico.

FAX

Mile High Mania
01-12-2011, 07:48 AM
The key is to win at Arrowhead. If we can sweep out at Arrowhead we got a real good shot at repeating.

The two true keys for any team is to go over .500 at home and over .500 in the division... do that and you're likely playoff bound. Granted, didn't work for the Raiders, but most years the team should be good.

Hog Farmer
01-12-2011, 08:11 AM
The Raiders will be under a new head coach

The Broncos will be under a new head coach and all indications from Elway indicate he'll hire a proven loser

The Chargers lose their D coordinator that established a #1 Defense + they still have Norv. Gates career IMO is done with the foot injury he has.

Not worried. I like our schedule . If we don't finish 1st in the division then we don't deserve another shot in the playoffs anyway. To be the best you have to beat the best . Right.

FAX
01-12-2011, 08:15 AM
The two true keys for any team is to go over .500 at home and over .500 in the division... do that and you're likely playoff bound. Granted, didn't work for the Raiders, but most years the team should be good.

Good point. We should do this.

By the way, there's also a cool video on youtube featuring The Armadillo Headed Girl Of Albania.

FAX

InChiefsHell
01-12-2011, 08:17 AM
Next season will really really test the mettle of these Chiefs. I mean, the teams we play away would be tough games at home. Just gotta hope that we have another great off season and can hit the road running in 2011.

jd1020
01-12-2011, 08:17 AM
As of right now, team vs team, that schedule makes for a depressing 2011 season. Here's to another strong offseason.

InChiefsHell
01-12-2011, 08:17 AM
Good point. We should do this.

By the way, there's also a cool video on youtube featuring The Armadillo Headed Girl Of Albania.

FAX

I went to school with that chick. She was a lot hotter then...I swear...

ChiTown
01-12-2011, 08:24 AM
8-8, no playoffs, and we'll actually be a better team than we are this year. That is just a murderous schedule.

Danman
01-12-2011, 08:35 AM
There's a cool video on youtube about The Goblin Man Of Norway.

Anybody seen it?

FAX

As always Mr. Fax, you killin me with your fresh and informative takes

Ebolapox
01-12-2011, 08:40 AM
those road games SUCK.

Woodrow Call
01-12-2011, 08:43 AM
Tied for 3rd toughest schedule

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/22199/strength-of-schedule-in-2010-and-2011

3t. Kansas City Chiefs
3t. San Diego Chargers
3t. Denver Broncos
19t. Oakland Raiders

SNR
01-12-2011, 08:44 AM
Whose hat did we poop in to deserve our AFCE road games against the 1st and 2nd place teams in that division? Christ... we basically have no shot at either of those games.

FAX
01-12-2011, 08:50 AM
those road games SUCK.

This schedule is just what we need, Mr. H5N1. This team needs to learn how to play with the big boys ... and win a few. Sometimes, you have to look danger right in the face and tell danger it's a big poopy-head.

Did George Washington put on a life jacket when he crossed the Delaware? Did Nikola Tesla wear rubber boots? Did Betty Clamstrope let the aliens probe her without a struggle? No. No, they didn't.

FAX

Mile High Mania
01-12-2011, 09:04 AM
Tied for 3rd toughest schedule

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/22199/strength-of-schedule-in-2010-and-2011

3t. Kansas City Chiefs
3t. San Diego Chargers
3t. Denver Broncos
19t. Oakland Raiders

Good, there should be very little :deevee:

ReynardMuldrake
01-12-2011, 09:08 AM
How do the Panthers and the Bills end up with the two toughest schedules?

jd1020
01-12-2011, 09:09 AM
How do the Panthers and the Bills end up with the two toughest records?

So the Panthers can pick a dominant defensive player/WR and still end up with Luck.

Reaper16
01-12-2011, 09:12 AM
The road appears to look something like this:
http://img-nex.theonering.net/images/scrapbook/7726.jpg

jd1020
01-12-2011, 09:13 AM
The road appears to look something like this:
http://img-nex.theonering.net/images/scrapbook/7726.jpg

I fuckin hate traffic jams.

Pestilence
01-12-2011, 09:15 AM
How do the Panthers and the Bills end up with the two toughest schedules?

Think about it.

The Bills have to play the Jets and Pats twice.

The Panthers play the Falcons, Saints and Bucs twice.

ChiefGator
01-12-2011, 09:20 AM
Damnit.. the closest the Chiefs come to Florida is... well... Missouri.

Pestilence
01-12-2011, 09:22 AM
That's a rough schedule.....but I think we can pull out 7 wins.

Oakland
Denver
San Diego
Buffalo
Miami
Minnesota
New York

FAX
01-12-2011, 09:23 AM
That's a rough schedule.....but I think we can pull out 7 wins.

Oakland
Denver
San Diego
Buffalo
Miami
Minnesota
New York

Unless we get better. I think we will.

FAX

Pestilence
01-12-2011, 09:26 AM
Unless we get better. I think we will.

FAX

I could be optimistic and say that we'll sweep the Raiders and the Broncos. So that puts us at:

9-7.

We have a shot against Detroit but that's an up and coming team and their offense could be down right scary next year.

ReynardMuldrake
01-12-2011, 09:27 AM
I see us going 8-8. Given the SOS, that may be enough to win the division next year.

SNR
01-12-2011, 09:28 AM
That's a rough schedule.....but I think we can pull out 7 wins.

Oakland
Denver
San Diego
Buffalo
Miami
Minnesota
New YorkSince the Bears are good only every 4 years, we should be able to win that game.

Also, fuck it. It's about time we win some road division games. I'm thinking we get scheduled with the @San Diego game early on and we fuck those bastards over. Who's with me? :$2500:

jd1020
01-12-2011, 09:28 AM
I could be optimistic and say that we'll sweep the Raiders and the Broncos. So that puts us at:

9-7.

We have a shot against Detroit but that's an up and coming team and their offense could be down right scary next year.

Depends on who their QB is. If Stafford yet again fractures his porcelain bone structure, then I'm not too worried about going to Detroit.

Reerun_KC
01-12-2011, 09:28 AM
I could be optimistic and say that we'll sweep the Raiders and the Broncos. So that puts us at:

9-7.

We have a shot against Detroit but that's an up and coming team and their offense could be down right scary next year.

I predicted 7-9 this year and that turned out to be totally f'ing wrong...

So why not shoot for 11-5 and better...

Pieces are falling into to place with this team... A good FA signing period and draft and this team could get down right scary....

Pestilence
01-12-2011, 09:30 AM
Depends on who their QB is. If Stafford yet again fractures his porcelain bone structure, then I'm not too worried about going to Detroit.

Shaun Hill had no problem leading that offense. There's no way that Detroit doesn't bring him back. If Detroit is smart they'll go out and fix that offensive line.

Stafford
Best
Megatron
Burleson
Pettigrew
Scheffler

jd1020
01-12-2011, 09:30 AM
I predicted 7-9 this year and that turned out to be totally f'ing wrong...

So why not shoot for 11-5 and better...

Pieces are falling into to place with this team... A good FA signing period and draft and this team could get down right scary....

Whats totally f'ing wrong about 11-5, though?

FAX
01-12-2011, 09:31 AM
I predicted 7-9 this year and that turned out to be totally f'ing wrong...

So why not shoot for 11-5 and better...

Pieces are falling into to place with this team... A good FA signing period and draft and this team could get down right scary....

We may not win 11, but you're right about the FA deal. A few more pieces could make a big difference.

The thing is that, as most people realize, much depends upon the quarterback situation. We won't be consistent unless or until we figure that part out.

FAX

Pestilence
01-12-2011, 09:31 AM
I predicted 7-9 this year and that turned out to be totally f'ing wrong...

So why not shoot for 11-5 and better...

Pieces are falling into to place with this team... A good FA signing period and draft and this team could get down right scary....

Well if I'm going to be completely optomistic.....then I'll say 11-5.

Oakland x2
Denver x2
San Diego
Chicago
New York
Buffalo
Detroit
Miami
Minnesota

Mr. Kotter
01-12-2011, 10:00 AM
:spock:

Ouch. Unless we add 3-4 big key pieces for next year, we are looking at 8-8 or worse. Yikes. :doh!:

Jethopper
01-12-2011, 10:07 AM
How do the Panthers and the Bills end up with the two toughest schedules?

Because they don't have to play themselves.

Spott
01-12-2011, 10:18 AM
We may beat Detroit on the road, but that's about it. It will be at least 2 years before we go to the playoffs again.

KC Tattoo
01-12-2011, 10:23 AM
Roger Goodell is still talking bout having 18 game schedule. Do they just use the last two preseason game for that? Who is on our preseason schedule?


It sound like Goodell is trying everything he can to have 18 week schedule.

How much of an impact is this going to have I wonder? I don't know if it will be a good thing or not?

Mile High Mania
01-12-2011, 10:59 AM
How do the Panthers and the Bills end up with the two toughest schedules?

Think about it.

The Bills have to play the Jets and Pats twice.

The Panthers play the Falcons, Saints and Bucs twice.

Exactly... plus the AFCE gets the AFCW and NFCE, that adds in KC, NYG, PHI... for the Bills.

Panthers get NFCN and AFCS - it's just a bit ugly for these teams because of the rotation.

I found this --> http://www.scgffl.com/nfl_schedules/2011_nfl_sched.htm

eazyb81
01-12-2011, 11:07 AM
If we want to take the next step forward, Clark will need to finally open the checkbook and fill some holes through free agency.

The draft is obviously needed to build a core, but we can't count on filling every need with rookies.

HemiEd
01-12-2011, 12:18 PM
Think about it.

The Bills have to play the Jets and Pats twice.

The Panthers play the Falcons, Saints and Bucs twice.

Yep, it is hard to have the weakest team on your schedule, when it is you. They are all tough. ;)

Buck
01-12-2011, 12:21 PM
Considering the Chargers usually lose to shitty teams, and can beat good teams, I think they'll be decent next year.

It will be back to the AFC Worst though, fuck.

bowener
01-12-2011, 12:35 PM
I can't remember when the Chiefs played the Patriots in KC. Seems we always end up going there.

ChiefsCountry
01-12-2011, 12:37 PM
I can't remember when the Chiefs played the Patriots in KC. Seems we always end up going there.

2004

ChiefsCountry
01-12-2011, 12:37 PM
I think we finish 10-6 and win the AFC West again next year. Cassel blows but we got a damn good team in the works folks.

ROYC75
01-12-2011, 12:42 PM
Will be tough to do.

Off season moves are vital, as of now we just can't tell since so much is up in the air unanswered.

dallaschiefsfan
01-12-2011, 02:26 PM
A ton depends on how the schedule falls. In other words--when San Diego plays it's toughest games. If they play them in the back half of the season, they're cooked because they'll do their choke routine, regardless of the opponent for the first half of the year and lose just enough at the back end of the year to make a repeat of this year. At that point, the AFC west goes to the Chiefs or Raiders in all probability.

Due to the similar schedules, I like our chances...but there's no question we have to at least beat two division opponents on the road to make it easier on ourselves in addition to winning out at home within our division.

Reaper16
01-12-2011, 04:58 PM
2004
Greg Wesley had three picks off of Brady that day, two of which would never have happened if he wasn't out of position in the first place. LMAO

MahiMike
01-12-2011, 05:01 PM
The Raiders will be under a new head coach

The Broncos will be under a new head coach and all indications from Elway indicate he'll hire a proven loser

The Chargers lose their D coordinator that established a #1 Defense + they still have Norv. Gates career IMO is done with the foot injury he has.

Not worried. I like our schedule . If we don't finish 1st in the division then we don't deserve another shot in the playoffs anyway. To be the best you have to beat the best . Right.

This. NFC West ain't got nothin' on us.

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2011, 05:42 PM
Sweet...

I am so looking forward to that schedule...

Calling 11-5 or 12-4

2nd or 3rd seed in the playoffs...Homer, much? I'm going with 8-8. That could go up, depending on who they draft.

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2011, 05:47 PM
8-8, no playoffs, and we'll actually be a better team than we are this year. That is just a murderous schedule.Yep. But look out for 2012! :thumb:

KurtCobain
01-12-2011, 05:49 PM
2004

Did we play them here in 2005 during Larry's "beast out" season?

EdReedKnocksYouOut
01-12-2011, 05:50 PM
At least the raiders won't be a threat until AL Davis dies...
Oh wait.
Sorry about that.

FAX
01-12-2011, 05:51 PM
Don't you guys think that, if we plug in just a few, solid players at key positions, we would substantially improve?

Say ... NT, Rush Backer, WR, ... something like that?

FAX

TEX
01-12-2011, 05:54 PM
What I can't figure out is why KC most ALWAYS has to go to Indy???

TEX
01-12-2011, 05:56 PM
Honestly, IF we can improve within the division, we could make up for the tougher schedule. That's what I'd concentrate on.

KurtCobain
01-12-2011, 05:57 PM
Them road games are fucking crazy. I think we could take one or two big boys in a close match, but we'll give an easy one up at home as weel as a couple on the road, I'm thinking 10-6 again, maybe a couple of games less. Is 9 or 10 games enough to win the division next year? Not sure.

Also, I want a home playoff game so bad next year, what are the odds then playoff scheme gets changed in the CBA or whatever because of the Seahawks?

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2011, 06:01 PM
Did we play them here in 2005 during Larry's "beast out" season?Yes. Chiefs won.

Oh Snap
01-12-2011, 06:12 PM
Sweet...

I am so looking forward to that schedule...

Calling 11-5 or 12-4

2nd or 3rd seed in the playoffs...

I admire your optimism, but this team didnt exactly leave the season on a high note. We have several off season issues that we better address. We need another Pass rusher, we need another receiver, a new RT and another LB. Not to mention we dont know who is going to be our OC.

We have a tuff as fuck schedule nxt season! If we make the playoffs the second time around, it will be because we earned it! We will also be a battle tested team! Hopefully thats the case.