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The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off an incredibly impressive turnaround where the team managed to go 11-5 and make the playoffs with new head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith. Things will be tougher this year as the Chiefs face a more challenging schedule and failed to retain some key defensive players while also not diversifying their personnel on offense.

By this point, people know what to expect out of Alex Smith. He won’t take many chances throwing the ball down field and the Chiefs have found him a perfect partner in Jamaal Charles to mask Smith’s deficiencies as a quarterback. Much like last year, the offense will hinge on whether Charles can stay healthy and with how many hits he’s likely to take this year, the Chiefs don’t really have a reliable backup plan. Dwayne Bowe remains the Chiefs’ best option at wide receiver but he has yet to prove that he can be the number one option on a good passing team. If Charles is anything less than he was last year, the Chiefs could be in big trouble, especially with the losses of Branden Albert, Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz up front.

The Chiefs defense was one of the best in the league to begin the year but injuries (as they do to so many teams) turned the unit into weakness by the time the playoffs rolled around. The team released Brandon Flowers and also lost Dunta Robinson, Kendrick Lewis and Quintin Demps in the secondary. The team still has Eric Berry but the defense that got torched by Andrew Luck in last year’s playoffs has plenty to be concerned about heading into the 2014 season.

The Kansas City Chiefs’ odds of winning the Super Bowl are currently 43-1.

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