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Chiefs, Mizzou And K-State Off To Good Start While Kansas Tumbles

Three Kansas City area teams are doing well while one continues to falter.

It's been a good start to the 2010 football season for Kansas City area teams. The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-2 and in first place in their division. The Missouri Tigers are undefeated with the game of the week coming Saturday and the Kansas State Wildcats are 5-1 as they enter the most difficult portion of their schedule. The Kansas Jayhawks are having a terrible season to this point.

Here's how the area teams are looking a month and a half into the season.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are the surprise of the NFL...sort of. They started out 3-0 but have stumbled their last two weeks. Overall, though, I think people are very happy with the way things are turning out for the Chiefs. They're in first place in the AFC West and have the easiest schedule remaining of all their division rivals.

The playoffs are becoming more and more of a reality for the Chiefs with each passing week.

Biggest win: The Chiefs win over the San Diego Chargers was huge because of the divisional impact.

What's next: Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, at Oakland Raiders, at Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, at Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, at San Diego Chargers, at St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders.

Missouri Tigers

The Tigers are setting themselves up for a special season and it will be decided in the next two games how great they can be. They're sitting at 6-0 for the fifth time in school history and it's been the defense that's playing at an outstanding level.

Their biggest game of the year comes on Saturday against BCS #1 Oklahoma.

Biggest win: Mizzou traveled to Texas A&M and dominated the Aggies. They were two point underdogs so it was truly impressive to see them win 30-9.

What's next: Oklahoma, at Nebraska, at Texas Tech, Kansas State, at Iowa State and Kansas.

Kansas State Wildcats

The Wildcats are sitting at 5-1 with an ugly loss to Nebraska on their record. They've played solid and beaten the opponents they were supposed to beat to this point.

Of all the successful area teams to this point, the Wildcats are the ones most likely to stumble. They have a very, very difficult month coming up and have shown they have legitimate issues at quarterback. Still, though, a 5-1 start is very good.

Biggest win: KSU dominated Kansas, 59-7, when they traveled to Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. On national TV they embarrassed their in-state rivals.

What's left: Baylor, #14 Oklahoma State, #19 Texas, #11 Missouri, Colorado and North Texas.

Kansas Jayhawks

What a disappointing season for Turner Gill and the Jayhawks. They are currently 2-4 with a few major losses on their schedule. KU can't seem to do much right offensively and the quarterback position has been a cause for concern at times. This is not a good season for KU.

Biggest win: Georgia Tech came into Lawrence and KU took care of business after a huge loss to North Dakota State.

What's next: Texas A&M, at Iowa State, Colorado, at Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Missouri.