Chiefs' Dorsey made few missteps in building a playoff team (The Associated Press)

A year ago, in the days after the Chiefs were eliminated from the postseason by the New England Patriots, general manager John Dorsey was faced with a series of decisions that would shape whether Kansas City would be a contender the following season. Dorsey shelled out big money to solidify the most precarious positions, highlighted by the decision to franchise safety Eric Berry at a cost of more than $10 million. The result is not only a 12-4 record, the team’s first AFC West championship since 2010 and a first-round playoff bye, but the belief among many that Kansas City is a Super Bowl threat.