Those teams you mentioned - the Colts, Texans, Steelers and Bengals - have a huge advantage over the Chiefs. They aren't in year one of a new system installing a completely new offense, defense, etc.
We're an 8-8 team at best next year. 2014 we can start talking playoffs if Alex Smith isn't a disaster.
I also think the Chargers are a sleeper.
Better to be the bastard child of a king and his whore than to be a ****ing peasant at the shite homer trough.