26 Dec 2010
Today, the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC West with a win over the Titans and a loss by the Chargers to the Cincinnati Bengals.
In July, there was exactly one national outlet predicting that the Chiefs would win the AFC West: Football Outsiders.
In Football Outsiders Almanac 2010, we projected a AFC West crown for the Chiefs, thanks to an extremely weak schedule, decline from the Chargers, an elite running game, and a breakout season from outside linebacker Tamba Hali.
If you didn't purchase FOA 2010, here's your chance to read the Chiefs chapter detailing the expected improvement for free. You can download a PDF version of that chapter here.
42 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2010, 6:12am by tuluse
Eight weeks ago, the Vikings were undefeated and ranked No. 1 in DVOA. Now they're 6-6 and probably done. What went wrong?