Haley Making Strides in Kansas City

DENVER - NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs leads his team against the Denver Broncos at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 49-29. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Todd Haley, current head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, since leaving the Arizona Cardinals as offensive coordinator before last season, is 9-16 as the head coach of the Chiefs.  Since that same time, the Cards are 13-12.  The Chiefs are improving and fast though.

If you look at the Cards and Chiefs last season, obviously it was a work in progress for the Chiefs, who went 4-12 while the Cards won their second NFC West crown in a row at 10-6.  However, so far this year, at least to this point, both teams fortunes have changed.  The Chiefs are now 5-4 and the Cards are 3-6.  The Chiefs started the 2010 season at 3-0.

Kansas City has been particularly tough at home.  They’ve defeated San Diego, San Francisco, Jacksonville, and Buffalo at home.  They are 4-0.  So right now, Haley’s group appears to have the edge.  Let’s not mention the fact the Cards don’t play well on the road for the most part, to begin with.

About that 3-0 start for KC.  The Chiefs have lost a couple of tough ones the past few weeks.  They dropped a close tough one in Oakland and then got unexpectedly blown out in Denver last week.  As long as the Chiefs hold home field though, they may make a return to the playoffs.  Once they get there, anything can happen.  Just ask the Cards.

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