The Kansas City Chiefs had a very schizophrenic 2014 season ending with a 9-7 record. They slaughtered the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots yet suffered losses to the awful Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders. In 2015, the Chiefs are healthy, without suspensions and are looking to wreak havoc in the AFC West and the rest of the NFL. Dynamic running back Jamal Charles had just 1,033 rushing yards in 2014 but still managed to average five yards per carry on basically one good leg. He should be good to go this season and has a decent backup in Knile Davis in the event those leg injuries creep back in. Quarterback Alex Smith went the entire 2014 season without a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. In order to prevent that from happening again, the Chiefs brought in Jeremy Maclin from the Philadelphia Eagles to replace Dwayne Bowe and are counting on talented rookie Chris Conley and third-year Albert Wilson to step up opposite Maclin. Smith’s most viable weapon this season could be tight end Travis Kelce who caught 67 balls for 862 yards and five touchdowns in 2014 and fully healthy, should improve upon those numbers this season. Defensively, nose tackle Dontari Poe will continue to grind and should benefit from the return of veteran end Mike DeVito who suffered an Achilles tendon tear in Week 1 of the 2014 season.
Derrick Johnson, who also tore his achilles tendon in the home opener should also be ready to go and is certain to be a solid anchor in the middle. The duo of Justin Houston and Tamba Hali are among the top rushing linebackers in the league and should make things easier for the secondary that should see a rookie starting at corner in Marcus Peters, the Chiefs first round selection.
Kansas City has the ability to make the playoffs in 2015 but have a daunting first portion of the schedule to start the season. In a tough AFC West division that is on the rise, look for the Chiefs to compete and hopefully return to the Arrowhead magic of old. Be sure to secure your Kansas City Chiefs tickets so you don’t miss out on any of the on-field action.