It’s about that time, folks. Week one of the 2013 NFL season is upon us. On the eve of the first Sunday chock full of the world’s greatest sport, the Kansas City Chiefs finish their preparations for the start of what surely will be an exciting season.
The Chiefs have undergone plenty of changes, specifically with hiring a brand new head coach in Andy Reid. Brought to Kansas City as somebody who could hopefully get them on track offensively, specifically, Reid should absolutely improve what was a terrible unit a year ago.
Bringing in quarterback Alex Smith should help quite a bit too. Smith has a heck of a lot of experience on his side and should do the team some good in terms of managing the game better than their recent starting quarterbacks.
Sunday, the Chiefs face the Jacksonville Jaguars in their first matchup of the season. Thanks to the NFL, Kansas City will find themselves a victory in week one, and find it convincingly. If the Chiefs don’t feasibly beat Jacksonville, it’s going to be a long year.
I know, it’s just one game — but, it’s the Jaguars.
Jacksonville doesn’t have much going for them other than running back Maurice Jones-Drew and a young receiving core that could have some potential if given a halfway decent quarterback — but that’s the problem, the quarterback. Blaine Gabbert is starting again now for the third year in a row and this one could be his last.
With running back Jamaal Charles and wideout Dwayne Bowe as two of the league’s best playmakers, Smith should have no problem getting them involved and putting points on the board. Reid’s play-calling experience won’t hurt, either. Look for the Chiefs to win this one with ease. My final prediction: Chiefs 23, Jaguars 10.