Welcome Rausch! I encourage everyone to treat Rausch with respect. He's not a blathering idiot like the Chief trolls on here and he means well.
Honestly the schedule is pretty easy for the Chiefs. Reid has stopped the team from beating themselves, which honestly will get any NFL team to .500 regardless of talent. I am excited to see if you guys can turn on that late December magic. There were always some bitterly cold and difficult games in December. There was a period that Arrowhead was the most difficult place to play in the NFL in December.
Unfortunately while Alex Smith won't lose you any games, I don't think he can bring it when the chips are down. You'll need Charles and your defense to do that.