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The Chiefs are very good…these 5 things will make them great

For the past few years, NFL teams that start 3-0 typically have a 75 percent chance to make it to the playoffs. Teams that start 4-0 usually are above 80 percent and 5-0 gets you in the 90 percent chance range of extending your season. The Chiefs have odds in their favor.

Making it to the post-season isn’t an easy feat and coach Andy Reid has gotten us there three out of the last four years. As we stroll down the old road to the Super Bowl, let’s look at what we have seen so far.  The Chiefs have had to overcome some hurdles and a few speed bumps along the way.  To be a playoff team, you need the following:

One, win the games you are supposed to win. 

Steady Opara anchors Sporting KC central defense

On a team with several nationally-recognized stars, Ike Opara of Sporting Kansas City’s often goes relatively unnoticed, although he is quietly having the best year of his career.

Opara, a 6-2, 180-pound central defender, has made the most starts and played the most minutes of any of his eight MLS seasons while contributing to a backline which has limited opponents to 19 goals in 25 matches, easily the best mark in the league.

Royals pitcher Jake Junis has had many call ups to Kansas City this season

Jake Junis holds a Kansas City Royals record, although not verified, as a rookie. He has been called up a half dozen times this season from Triple-A Omaha. Twice he wasn’t even with the big league club for 24 hours as the 26th man for doubleheaders.

“Six times, I’ve been all over the place this summer,” Junis said.

Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones puts on a show on and off the field

Chris Jones is an entertainer. When he’s not cracking heads on the gridiron, he’s cracking jokes on the sidelines.

Jones, a 6-6, 308-pound defensive lineman, always seems have a smile on his face.

“As long as I’m waking up, I’m happy,” he said. “You can find some reason to be happy. It’s about loving life, loving what you do and embracing all of it.”

Rookie running back Kareem Hunt is ready to step into key role for Chiefs

Kareem Hunt is in the perfect place as a Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back. Not only does he share a last name with the owner of the team, his skill set fits exactly what the Chiefs need.

He’s a versatile, pass-catching running back with the ability to run through or around defenders. And with all-time leading rusher Jamaal Charles gone to the rival Denver Broncos, Hunt is ready to step right in and contribute right away.

“He is a smart kid,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.

Can the Royals regroup in September to make it back to the postseason?

Former Kansas City Royals manager Buddy Bell had a baseball saying, “don’t ever say things can’t get worse because they can.”

One wouldn’t think things could get worse for the Royals than they did in August.

The month included:

l. A 45-inning scoreless streak, three shy of the major league record shared by the 1906 Philadelphia Athletics and the 1968 Chicago Cubs.

2. Left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy, the Royals’ opening day starter, arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Overland Park.

Fantasy football and the Chiefs; which players should you draft?

Not only are we coming up on the start of the NFL regular season, but many of us are approaching our fantasy football drafts. We all want to draft the top team in our league, but you can’t help the desire to pick some of your hometown players. Well we are here break down some players’ fantasy value and when to draft them so you can have a great fantasy football team lead by some of your favorite Chiefs. Note: This will be based on a normal, 10-12 team league fantasy football draft.

Season Predictions: Slight chance the Chiefs will make it to AFC Championship Game

Well, football season is rapidly coming upon us. It’s funny how it seems to creep up on us when the Kansas City Royals are competing towards the goal of making the post-season. With that being said, we all know what time it is – BLT time. Yes, my annual football branches, limbs and twigs predictions for the KC Chiefs.

I didn’t do too bad last year, but 2017 may be a bit more difficult to break down the season for our Chiefs – but here it goes:

BRANCHES: Solid predictions that I feel have a better than 75 percent chance.

1. No Chiefs running back will amass more than 1,000 yards in 2017. Spencer Ware accumulated 921 yards last year, but he will out for the season after a knee injury in the third exhibition game. Rookie Kareem Hunt will start in Ware’s absence. Charcandrick West will get his share of carries. Coach Andy Reid may go with the hot hand during the season or parcel out the carries to several backs, but the loss of Ware hurts. Look for KC to run for more than 1,500 yards this year without a 1,000-yard rusher unless Hunt emerges as a real threat.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce could fix the team’s red zone struggles

Travis Kelce

One of the Chiefs’ biggest weaknesses last season was their ability to score in the red zone. While the Chiefs didn’t add much to their offense during the offseason, other than the selection of Kareem Hunt, but the key to fixing the problem is already on the roster. The answer is simple: get the ball to Travis Kelce.

Salvador Perez shows all the signs of being a Hall of Famer

Catchers give signs all the time, to pitchers on what pitch to throw next, to infielders and outfielders on where to play a hitter. Royals World Champion catcher Salvador Perez is no different. The Royals All Star has shown us other signs too. Signs that he could be a future Hall of Famer when he finishes his career.