The Chiefs could benefit from the weakness of the AFC West and a dramatic infusion of talent at the two most important skill positions on offense: Quarterback and running back. That should make them playoff contenders from the get-go.
Posted by Peter Schaffer, on May 29, 2009 10:18 AM
It's entirely possible that Matt Ryan could hit a sophomore slump in Atlanta. That Jake Delhomme is capable of stinking up the joint like he did in that unsightly playoff loss. That Tampa Bay with a new head coach and yet another new quarterback could fall by the wayside. All of this points to the Saints returning to the playoffs after taking a year off.
New Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley has two huge advantages in his corner: He has a team that has added veteran leaders, and his Chiefs will be playing in what looks like the NFL's worst division. That could set up a playoff run.