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NFL Week 3 Picks And Predictions: Kansas City Chiefs Are Getting Noticed

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NFL Week 3 picks and predictions are starting to roll in for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs have started the season 2-0 and are facing the 0-2 San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium.

The 49ers are favored to win the game but the Chiefs have been somehow, someway finding ways to win games recently so it should be an interesting matchup.

Picked the Chiefs to win:

ESPN: Eric Allen and Chris Mortensen

Yahoo!: Les Carpenter and Michael Silver

CBS Sports: Clark Judge and Will Brinson

NFL Network: Shannon Sharpe and Joe Theismann

FOX Sports: Peter Schrager

How about the job Romeo Crennel has done in K.C. this year? Through two weeks, the Chiefs defense — ranked 30th in the league in 2009 — has given up an average of just 14 points and has already scored one game-winning touchdown. Oh Romeo, my Romeo! San Francisco is coming off a short week, traveling to Kansas City just six days after getting its heart broken in a Monday night thriller with the Saints. All the team meetings, terse radio interviews and evil glares from Mike Singletary have netted zero wins for the Niners so far. Gimme Todd Haley — a guy who was criticized for his coaching style last year — and the upstart Chiefs in this one. A former Mr. Irrelevant, kicker Ryan Succop, hits a game-winner in the closing seconds.

Picked the 49ers to win:

ESPN: Mike Golic, Merrill Hoge, Ron Jaworski, Adam Schefter, Mark Schlereth and Seth Wickersham.

Yahoo!: Jason Cole and Yahoo! users

CBS Sports: Pete Prisco, Dave Richard and Josh Katzowitz

NFL Network: Brian Billick

Sports Illustrated: Peter King

I guess you're going to call this an upset, because the Niners are 0-2 and the Chiefs 2-0. But think of this: If two weeks ago you had forecast the winner of San Francisco at Kansas City, who would you have picked? And think of this, too: If the Niners had turned the ball over one fewer time Monday night against New Orleans, there's a very good chance we all would have been talking about San Francisco upsetting the Super Bowl champs.