Handicapping Picks & Odds |  "Razor" Ray Monohan Picks |  Cappers Picks |  Forums |  Sitemap |  Twitter |  Facebook

2013 Chiefs Preview & NFL Football Future Lines & Pick

2013 Kansas City Predictions

Perhaps no team in the NFL did more than the Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason to improve what had been an absolutely dismal team. New Head Coach in the form of Andy Reid was brought in to join a new quarterback – Alex Smith who showed signs last year of being a legitimate franchise starting QB.

With NFL football betting times just a short time away, Cappers Picks NFL handicappers have been hard at work putting out the team by team NFL Season Predictions & Previews for those of us who can’t wait. Bet on the 2014 Super Bowl winner, plus 2013/14 Conference and Divisional winners.

2012 Record: 2-14
ATS: 5-11
Chiefs Odds to win the 2014 AFC West Division: +650
Chiefs Odds to win the 2014 AFC Conference: 25/1
Chiefs Odds to win the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII: 50/1


Let’s take a look at the numbers:

Jamaal Charles is still there as one of the most talented backs in the league – the Chiefs suddenly look like a very balanced offense capable of at least making a push for a playoff spot. This team will be better than the one that scored 20 points only four times in all of 2012.

It was clear that Matt Cassel wasn’t long for the starting job in KC – Alex Smith whom Andy Reid loved since his college days at Utah makes the Chiefs legit at least at the quarterback position. The offense will be better period – there is no way that the talented Dwayne Bowe catches just 59 passes and only three touchdowns this year! Former #1 pick Jon Baldwin should be heavily utilized in Andy Reid’s system and could thrive as well in the passing game. Former Colt Donnie Avery is also there to challenge Dexter McCluster for the third receiver position. McCluster could be a game changer if he is utilized in the right way. Tight End Tony Moeaki is a talented guy and seems to fit what Alex Smith and Andy Reid are poised to do. [soliloquy id=”82219″]

And then there is the running game – never a problem in KC. Jamaal Charles rushed for at least 100 yards seven times last year, including a pair of 200-yard games on a bad team. The Chiefs used the #1 overall pick on an offensive lineman – Eric Fisher will not only make Alex Smith better but he will also help Charles – scary! Branden Albert is also in the mix and if he can keep his head on straight, the Chiefs could have one of the best offensive lines in the game.

The Chiefs also needed some help on defense. Last year the Chiefs ranked last with only seven interceptions all year and had only 29 quarterback sacks, good for 29th in the league. A secondary of Brandon Flowers, former Dolphins CB Sean Smith, Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis looks pretty formidable at this stage. The D-line will be better under Andy Reid as well.

Betting Outlook:

The Kansas City Chiefs are poised to be the most improved team in the NFL this year – not that difficult to eclipse a 2-14 season. There are pieces in place for this team all over the field. Coach Andy Reid will preach accountability and will likely bring a sense of professionalism to this team. Significantly upgrading a coach and a QB has to make this team better doesn’t it?

While I don’t quite see a playoff spot just yet, I see the Chiefs making huge strides this year – they aren’t far away from being a bubble team in the AFC. I see an 8-8 year with a ton of positives going forward.

Ready to start NFL Gambling Online today?


Cappers Picks - Premium Picks For Sale

No featured package found!

About DaveB

Dave B has been a Fantasy Football writer for us for 10 years. A couch potato wannabe, Dave’s insights have been read by 10’s of people for years. He hope’s for world peace + global relaxation. Enjoy and remember only smoke things that are completely natural.