01 September 2014

2014 Playoff Predictions

Wow ... it's amazing how time flies! It's been almost exactly a year since I posted to this blog. My last post was the 2013 playoff predictions, and I'm happy to say that my percentage turned out pretty good -- 7 of 12 playoff qualifiers correct (58 percent). Not great, but not awful.

Anyway, here we go with this year's edition. As everybody knows, the NFL has new teams in and new teams out of the playoffs every year, so chalk picks just will not cut it. Shoot holes in these if you think you know better. 

AFC
• North: Steelers
• South: Colts
• East: Patriots
• West: Broncos
• Wildcards: Bengals, Ravens

Comment: The conference will continue to be dominated by a couple strong teams in the Patriots and Broncos, with the Colts continuing to improve. I see bounce-back years for both Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

NFC
• North: Packers
• South:Saints
• East:Eagles
• West:Seahawks
• Wildcards: Bears, Cardinals

Comment: Problem with the NFC is that the best teams just beat the tar out of each other all season in the West. The Niners will drop off as will the Panthers. See the Cards continuing to rise and a good year for the Saints. Just too much offense.

Super Bowl Pick -- Patriots against the Packers. Aaron Rodgers wins league MVP, SuperBowl MVP and Hoodie Bill comes in second place once again. Maybe he should find a new way to cheat.

Thanks for reading. 
Steve

29 August 2013

2013 Playoff Predictions

With the NFL season kicking off next week, I thought I'd throw out (or up depending on your opinion of my picks) some predictions on the playoff qualifiers come January. Every year, there are several new teams in the fold, and usually a worst-to-first Cinderella story ... I bet you have some idea of who I'll pick for that. 

Anyway, here we go. Shoot holes in these if you think you know better. 

AFC
• North: Bengals
• South: Texans
• East: Patriots
• West: Broncos
• Wildcards: Steelers, Chiefs

Comment: Really weak conference this year. I didn't intend on picking KC for this until I went through every team. Homer pick, yes. Totally blind, no. 

NFC
• North: Packers
• South: Falcons
• East: Cowboys
• West: 49ers
• Wildcards: Seahawks, Rams

Comment: The top four teams in the entire league appear to be in the NFC. Brutal really. Rams would be division winners in any other spot. 

Super Bowl Pick -- Falcons over Bengals. Crazy uniforms galore. Finally, a ring for Tony G. and SJ39. 

Thanks for reading. 
Steve

01 July 2013

Are the Chiefs Relevant?

As a follow-up to the Pro Football Talk feature over the past couple of days on the Kansas City Chiefs' Mount Rushmore, I decided to take a look at the performance history, decade by decade. The assertion on the show was that the Chiefs have not been relevant since the 1960s, so said Mike Florio.

Here's a quick look at the Chiefs have performed over the decades.


1960s
  • Record: 87-48-5
  • Winning Percentage: .639
  • Equivalent Record: 10-6
  • NOTE: The best decade with on Superbowl title and the best winning percentage.
1970s
  • Record:60-79-5
  • Winning Percentage: .434
  • Equivalent Record: 7-9
  • NOTE: This is the worst decade in franchise history. Zero playoff appearances.
1980s
  • Record:66-84-2
  • Winning Percentage: .441
  • Equivalent Record:7-9
1990s
  • Record:102-60
  • Winning Percentage: .630
  • Equivalent Record: 10-6
2000s
  • Record:72-90
  • Winning Percentage: .444
  • Equivalent Record:7-9
2010s
  • Record:19-29 (so far)
  • Winning Percentage: .396
  • Equivalent Record:6-10
Overall
  • Record:404-388-12
  • Winning Percentage: .510
  • Equivalent Record:8-8

CONCLUSION:
So no matter how much it hurts, despite the great decades of Hank Stram and Marty Schottenheimer leading the team, we are fans of a .500 team over it's history. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE the Chiefs!! We have great history, incredible fans, an iconic and historic stadium, and an owner that created the AFL and named the Superbowl. But our record leaves something to be desired.

I say Dorsey, Reid and the boys begin changing that this season.

Here We Go!!