If the Kansas City Chiefs are going to make amends for a poor season, a 2-14 record and poor game management, not to mention the problems that existed off the field in 2012, now is a good time to start.

And it already has.

Welcome to the Andy Reid era of the Kansas City Chiefs. This is a team that has gotten better on defense and hopefully will be able to use its offensive weapons to its fullest. If so, I believe eight wins is a real possibility.

Was last season an abberation or did we really see the worst team in the NFL? If by some chance a team with five Pro Bowl players was in fact the worst the NFL had to offer, then the progression Reid made with this club over the ofseason should show a marked improvent.

And it all starts on offense.

Can Alex Smith take the next step? Can Tambi Hali take over the defense? What happens with the running game? These are all questions that need to be answered in 2013. But first, these are five surprises that left Chiefs' fans excited.