Kansas City Chiefs fans are likely still riding high from the team's incredible 2019 season, which was capped off with a Super Bowl victory.
Now that the 2020 NFL offseason is underway, attention has started to turn to the future, and that probably has Chiefs fans excited, too. FanDuel Sportsbook has released win total over/under lines for every team, and the Chiefs are tied for the highest line in the NFL at 11.5.
The other team set at 11.5, the Baltimore Ravens, sees the over as a slight underdog (+105). For KC the over is the favorite at -125. This suggests the Chiefs are projected for the best regular-season record in the NFL.
While the Chiefs didn't seem to peak quite as high as the Ravens (who went 14-2) in the regular season, they sustained their success for longer, and they've now been among the league's best teams for two years.
Football Outsiders' total DVOA metric had KC as the best team in the NFL in the 2018 regular season, then the second best (behind Baltimore) in 2019. The Ravens, of course, collapsed in the postseason, suffering a 28-12 defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Titans. KC beat the Titans, 35-24, the following week.
The Chiefs' offensive core is still firmly intact, with Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Damien Williams all set to return. The defense hasn't lost many pieces either, after using the franchise tag on Chris Jones, and they're set to return a roster very similar to the one that just won the championship.
A win total of 11.5 is obviously nothing to scoff at, but over the last two years nobody has been better than the Chiefs. They're coming off back-to-back 12-win regular seasons, and these early odds suggest they could be on their way to another championship run in 2020.
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