With a victory on Sunday against the Houston Texans, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith would become the second NFL quarterback since the merger in 1970 to open his first season with a team by winning his first seven starts.
|Dieter Brock||LA Rams||1985||7||11-5, lost NFC championship|
|Brett Favre||Minnesota||2009||6||12-4, lost NFC championship|
|John Hadl||LA Rams||1973||6||12-2, lost first-round NFC playoff|
|Kyle Orton||Denver||2009||6||8-8, no playoffs|