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Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Bold Predictions For The 2014 Season

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Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Bold Predictions For The 2014 Season

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The Kansas City Chiefs are heading into the second season of the John Dorsey/Andy Reid era. The first year was a huge success, as they turned a 2-14 squad into an 11-5 playoff team. A lot of unexpected things happened for the Chiefs in 2013, and several will in the upcoming season as well.

5. Special Teams Will Score At Least 5 TDs

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5. Special Teams Will Score At Least 5 TDs

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Dave Toub is the best special teams coordinator in the business, and the addition of explosive rookie DeAnthony Thomas should be a nice boost to his crew.

4. The Defense Will Be Top-5 in Sacks and Turnovers

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4. The Defense Will Be Top-5 in Sacks and Turnovers

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They could also be toward the top in yards allowed and points allowed with their very suspect secondary. Regardless, Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton will always shoot for the big plays.

3. Dwayne Bowe Will Have Over 1,100 Yards Receiving

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3. Dwayne Bowe Will Have Over 1,100 Yards Receiving

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Bowe had an extremely disappointing 2013 season, but his chemistry with Alex Smith picked up in a major way in the second half. Stretch the last eight games he played over an entire season, and you get 78 receptions, 1,042 yards and eight TDs. With some key pieces of the defense gone, the offense is going to have to be more aggressive in 2014, and Bowe could be one of the main benefactors.

2. They Will Be Top-5 in Points Scored

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2. They Will Be Top-5 in Points Scored

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Thanks to some help from a few special teams and defensive touchdowns, the Chiefs were actually the sixth-highest scoring team in the NFL in 2013. The offense is going to need to be more aggressive this season, and the improved chemistry and familiarity in Reid's system should help with the transition.

1. They Will Make the Playoffs

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1. The Chiefs Will Make the Playoffs

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Barring an injury to Peyton Manning, the Chiefs don't have a good chance at the AFC West. However, a Wild Card spot is a definite possibility. The team lost some key pieces and have a tougher schedule in 2014, but they also have top-notch leadership, a winner at quarterback, more experience playing together, and a lot of talented young players starting to realize their potential.