Kansas City Chiefs favorites entering 2023
A number of NFL groups are thought of severe contenders to win the Tremendous Bowl because the 2023 season begins.
However probably the most severe contender?
In our e book, that must be the Kansas City Chiefs.
In spite of everything, Andy Reid’s crew is coming off a Tremendous Bowl title final season and nonetheless has Patrick Mahomes at quarterback.
We’re discovered to by no means depend them out.
Who may problem the Chiefs this season?
We’re keeping track of the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys within the NFC and the Buffalo Payments, Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Chargers within the AFC (though each conferences produce other groups that may very well be within the combine, too).
All of it provides as much as doubtlessly a really intriguing season within the NFL in 2023, and it begins with plenty of fascinating matchups in Week 1.
This might all change so much after the opening week of the NFL season, however take a look at how we rank all 32 NFL groups entering the common season, from lowest to highest.
Who do you assume the most important problem to the Chiefs is that this season?
Final yr’s remaining common season NFL energy rating in parenthesis.
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32. Arizona Cardinals (30)
Many individuals do not imagine within the Cardinals this season and a few latest analytics appear to agree. One web site gave Arizona lower than a 50% probability to win in each one in every of its video games in 2023. Ouch.
31. Houston Texans (31)
Not less than the Texans may very well be in line for a excessive draft choose in 2024 … oh wait, they traded that choose to the Cardinals, who may very well be in line for a few very excessive picks within the subsequent NFL draft.
30. Indianapolis Colts (29)
The Colts have a ton of questions entering this season (do not all of the groups low on this listing?), however they hope they discovered their reply at QB in Anthony Richardson, whom they picked at No. 4 total within the 2023 NFL Draft. We’ll see.
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (17)
Out with Tom Brady, in with Baker Mayfield. It may very well be a really lengthy season in Tampa Bay, however they will all the time have that 2021 Tremendous Bowl victory.
28. Atlanta Falcons (24)
All eyes can be on QB Desmond Ridder, however control rookie operating again Bijan Robinson, who may make Ridder look actually good.
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27. Los Angeles Rams (28)
We’re actually undecided what we’ll get with the Rams this season, however they may all the time have the Tremendous Bowl title within the 2021 season to fall again on.
26. Washington Commanders (16)
Sam Howell and Eric Bieniemy enter the season below the microscope in Washington. Will the offense sizzle or fizzle?
25. Tennessee Titans (22)
The final hurrah of Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry? This crew simply hasn’t been the identical since buying and selling A.J. Brown.
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24. Las Vegas Raiders (26)
No Derek Carr in Las Vegas, no downside? How will quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo fare along with his new crew? The Raiders have little margin for error within the robust AFC West.
23. Chicago Bears (32)
Name us loopy, however we expect the Bears may have a breakout season, or a minimum of make a giant enchancment over their 2022 season. They will go so far as Justin Fields takes them.
22. Denver Broncos (27)
Can Sean Payton resurrect Russell Wilson’s profession in Denver? We’ve got our doubts.
21. Carolina Panthers (20)
Frank Reich has completed wonders with some quarterbacks in his profession. Can he do wonders with Bryce Younger?
20. New Orleans Saints (21)
The NFC South may very well be up for grabs this yr and the Saints, with Derek Carr, seem to have a superb probability of grabbing the title.
19. Inexperienced Bay Packers (18)
It is going to be bizarre not having Aaron Rodgers lead the Packers, however that is now Jordan Love’s crew. How lengthy it stays his crew stays to be seen.
18. New England Patriots (19)
The AFC East seems to be very robust this season and the Patriots appear like they could find yourself being the worst crew within the division. That does not occur typically.
17. Cleveland Browns (25)
Will Deshaun Watson appear like the Deshaun Watson of outdated or will he simply look outdated?
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16. New York Giants (10)
Some individuals are down on the Giants this season, a minimum of in comparison with final season. But when Daniel Jones takes a step ahead, this crew may shock.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers (13)
The Steelers ended final season with 4 straight wins. That is one thing to construct on for this season, though nothing will come simple for Kenny Pickett and firm within the AFC North.
14. New York Jets (23)
Aaron Rodgers is within the highlight in New York and that Week 1 sport with the Payments is a must-see.
13. Seattle Seahawks (14)
The Seahawks shocked us final season. It could not shock us to see Seattle, and Geno Smith, take one other step ahead in 2023.
12. Minnesota Vikings (7)
No Dalvin Cook dinner, however Kirk Cousins nonetheless has Justin Jefferson and different weapons at his disposal this season. We do not anticipate one other 13-4 common season, nevertheless.
11. Detroit Lions (11)
We grew to become followers of Dan Campbell and the Lions for the best way they performed down the stretch final season. This crew may very well be very enjoyable to look at.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars (8)
Calvin Ridley may very well be simply the big-play menace the Jaguars’ offense wants. The Jaguars went 9-8 and received the division final season. It is their division to win once more in 2023.
9. Dallas Cowboys (6)
Dak Prescott has choices on offense. If this is not the yr for the Cowboys, will it ever be the yr?
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8. Miami Dolphins (15)
Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle could make Tua Tagovailoa look good this season, as can plenty of different weapons on the Miami offense.
7. Los Angeles Chargers (9)
Will Justin Herbert and the Chargers take the following step in 2023? It is robust being in the identical division because the Chiefs.
6. Baltimore Ravens (12)
Perhaps we’re too excessive on the Ravens, however Lamar Jackson can carry a crew to plenty of victories, assuming he stays wholesome, after all.
5. Cincinnati Bengals (4)
We simply realized that the Bengals received eight straight video games to finish the common season final yr. In fact, they might have liked to have ended the playoffs on a win streak. Maybe this season?
4. Buffalo Payments (3)
No matter this crew does within the common season actually will not matter. It is Tremendous Bowl or bust for Buffalo after some shut calls.
3. San Francisco 49ers (1)
If the crew can get constant QB play, it will probably win the Tremendous Bowl. Is Brock Purdy the person for the job?
2. Philadelphia Eagles (5)
Jalen Hurts and firm got here up quick within the Tremendous Bowl final season. We do not anticipate a 14-3 common season once more, however this crew is gifted sufficient to win the Tremendous Bowl this season.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (2)
The Tremendous Bowl champs are going to be our No. 1 crew till they lose. They’ve earned it. By no means depend out Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes.
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