4. What can the Bears expect from the Chiefs defense in this “dress rehearsal” game? Are they going to have an edge since they know Nagy and his scheme?
I’m pretty sure the Chiefs aren’t at all concerned with winning or losing this game. The defense is so banged-up and there are so many difficult roster decisions ahead on both sides of the ball that I’m pretty sure the primary concerns will be staying healthy and player evaluations.
5. What are expectations for the Chiefs this season? Who challenges them for the AFC West? Can they finally break through to a Super Bowl?
Honestly watching the rest of the division either bumble under their own stupidity (Raiders and Broncos) or because they were injury-cursed by the ghosts of San Diego (Chargers), it’s silly to not pick the Chiefs. They have holes on the roster, yes, but they’ve won two consecutive titles and have the league’s most potent offense on paper. A Super Bowl seems like an insane idea, but these Chiefs are very, very young and will grow into something completely different 15 or 16 weeks from now. Perhaps that’s the direction in which they’re growing but it’s just too hard to tell.