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Chiefs 2021 Make NFL Playoffs Bet: Pick Yes Or No For Kansas City?

Posted: May 6, 2021Last updated: May 11, 2021

Here’s The Game Day’s tip on the Kansas City Chiefs 2021 Make NFL Playoffs bet. See what our pick is for wagering on this Chiefs 2021 NFL futures bet.

Chiefs 2021 Make NFL Playoffs Bet: Pick Yes Or No For Kansas City?

Kansas City: Make Playoffs In 2021 Season?

Yes (-1000)

No (+650)


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Kansas City Chiefs 2021 Schedule Opponents

  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Denver Broncos
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
  • Buffalo Bills
  • @ Los Angeles Chargers
  • @ Las Vegas Raiders
  • @ Denver Broncos
  • @ Baltimore Ravens
  • @ Cincinatti Bengals
  • @ Philadelphia Eagles
  • @ Tennessee Titans
  • @ Washington Football Team
  • @ Green Bay Packers

Chiefs general manager Brett Veach has fielded one of the NFL’s elite teams during his four-year tenure since 2017. In fact, the Chiefs have won the AFC West in each of the past five seasons, four of which, under Veach’s command. While since 2016, the Chiefs have won 10+ games in each of those five regular seasons, in four of them, they have accumulated 12+ wins.

Coming off a 2020 campaign in which the Chiefs went 14-2 but lost the Super Bowl in their second straight appearance in the Big Game, Veach has had an intriguing but fruitful offseason when it comes to personnel movement.


2021 Kansas City Chiefs Key Losses

  • OT Eric Fisher (unsigned)
  • OT Mitchell Schwartz (unsigned)
  • C Austin Reiter (unsigned)
  •  CB Bashaud Breeland (unsigned)
  • DE Alex Okafor (unsigned)
  • RB Le’Veon Bell (unsigned)
  • RB Damien Williams
  • LB Damien Wilson
  • FB Anthony Sherman (retired)
  • WR Sammy Watkins

2021 Kansas City Chiefs Key Acquisitions/2021 NFL Draft Picks

  • OT Orlando Brown
  • FB Michael Burton
  • OG Joe Thuney
  • C Austin Blythe
  • OL Kyle Long
  • IDL Jarran Reed
  • RB Jerick McKinnon
  • LB Nick Bolton
  • C Creed Humphrey

Following a Super Bowl loss to the Buccaneers in which Tampa Bay’s defense, primarily, their front seven, made Patrick Mahomes’ left a living hell for four quarters of forgettable football, Veach went to work. He opened the offseason by blowing up the team’s offensive line. While those moves left the public scratching their heads, Veach had a plan.

In free agency, the Cheifs replenished their front five. Notably, signing Thuney, the top guard on the market. While they also brought in Long and Blythe, Kansas City also drafted Humphrey, who will compete with Blythe for the Week 1 starting job at center.

We also must not forget the fact the Chiefs will also get OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif back. Duvernay-Tardif opted out last season to fight COVID-19 on the front lines. He will be welcomed back with open arms by Mahomes, I’m certain. The Orlando Brown trade was a surprise, but also a necessity. 

All of a sudden, Kansas City’s offensive line looks outstanding — on paper anyway.

The Chiefs did not heavily address the wide receiver position. They lost Watkins but re-signed Demarcus Robinson. They also have Mecole Hardman under contract and, per reports, are extremely high on Byron Pringle. And although they are highly unlikely to re-sign Bell, they did bring in McKinnon to play a similar role.

Defensively, the additions of Reed and Bolton will pay dividends early, but they must sign another cornerback, especially if Breeland is not retained.


Chiefs 2021 Make Playoffs Bet: Yes Or No For Kansas City?

Chiefs Make 2021 NFL Playoffs? YES (-1000)

For a perennial winner, the Chiefs have a pretty favorable schedule. They play in the NFC West, a division that did not field a team that won over eight games outside the Chiefs. While the Broncos and Chargers are expected to improve, the Chiefs should easily mater the division.

The Chiefs do have some tough teams on the new 17-game slate. They will face off against six teams that won 10+ games and seven playoff teams in total, including the Football Team, who qualified for postseason play despite only winning seven games. They will also get the Cowboys. If healthy, the Cowboys are primed to win 10+ games while fielding a dominant offense.

The Chiefs have averaged 12.7 wins over the course of the past three seasons. They may not win 14 games again in 2021, but the Chiefs should come close en route to a seventh consecutive playoff berth.

Author

Anthony Cervino

Anthony Cervino is an NFL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a lifelong NFL savant and self-proclaimed league historian. In the industry, Anthony has excelled in both the fantasy football and sports betting space with fantasy his proverbial bread and butter. Anthony has made appearances on SiriusXM, amongst other publications. He is also the co-creator of the FF Faceoff (Faceoff Sports Network) and the FF Faceoff Mental Health Podathon partnered with the Hayden Hurst Foundation. Industry Clout: 15th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for both draft and in-season accuracy (2019) | 8th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for sleepers (2020) | 13th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for in-season accuracy, including 2nd at quarterback and 3rd at tight end (2021).

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