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Preseason power rankings: No. 16 Kansas City Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs went from picking first overall in the draft to going 11-5 in the playoffs. However, I expect a little regression this year.

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2013 Record: 11-5

Notable Losses: Dexter McCluster, Brandon Flowers, Branden Albert, Jon Asamoah, Quintin Demps, Kendrick Lewis

Notable Gains: Joe Mays, Jeff Linkenbach

Draft Class: Dee Ford, Philip Gaines, De'Anthony Thomas, Aaron Murray, Zach Fulton, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

The Facts: The Chiefs were predicted to be a much better team than their predecessors were in 2012. However, they won more games than most people thought. A lot of that had to do with playing a schedule that consisted of the Jaguars, Cowboys, Eagles, Raiders, Redskins, Browns, Giants and Bills.

The Chiefs were 1-5 against playoff teams, the one coming from Michael Vick's Eagles. The cornerstone of the Chiefs' offense is Jamaal Charles, who accounts for a staggering 35% of the Chiefs offense. To put it in perspective, Adrian Peterson is "only" 26% of Minnesota's offense.

The non-Jamaal Charles offensive weapons are Dwayne Bowe, whose payment isn't matching his production, Donnie Avery, a decent slot receiver but not much more, and De'Anthony Thomas, who looks like a replacement for Dexter McCluster, jack of all trades,master of none.

The offensive line is where I'm concerned as they lost Jon Asamoah, Geoff Schwartz and Brandon Albert. I'm not sure if they're able to replace them. Also they let their best corner walk this offseason and the rest of their cornerbacks look underwhelming. The Chiefs were good in 2013, but a bad offseason and a harder schedule should bring them back to Earth.

Predicted Record: 8-8. Wins against Cardinals, Chargers, Raiders (x2), Titans, Dolphins, Patriots and Seahawks

If you disagree with my ranking and assessment remember: Unless it's something crazy, your guess is as good as mine.