Week 10 – Chiefs at Panthers
Chiefs won 20-17 (My prediction: 36-20, Panthers)
Remember when I asked earlier if there was a more disappointing team than the Jets? The answer is yes, and that team is the Carolina Panthers.
This game terrified me heading into the season. The Panthers were coming off a Super Bowl loss the season prior and had the NFL MVP on their team in Cam Newton. Yeah, anyone with a brain would have been afraid of this match-up.
Instead, the Panthers fizzled early on in the season and never recovered.
"The Panthers have a lot to prove in 2016. They have to prove to everyone that 2015 wasn’t a fluke and they’ll use the Chiefs as pawns to display that."
Carolina in all honesty should have won this game, but Kansas City rallied, as they did all season, and stole a game away from the Panthers. This game could have turned Carolina’s season around, but instead, they sank even further as the weeks went on.
Carolina in all honesty should have won this game, but Kansas City rallied, as they did all season, and stole a game away from the Panthers.
It was 17-3 favoring the Panthers as the teams headed to the locker room, but the Chiefs woke up at half time and scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to win the game.
The most notable plays in this game were the Eric Berry pick-six off of Cam Newton and Marcus Peters stripping the football out of Kelvin Benjamin‘s hands to give Cairo Santos the chance to kick a last minute field goal.
This was an exciting game, but was definitely one of Alex Smith’s worst performances all season. He was just coming off a scary concussion though, for what it’s worth.
Could anyone blame me for picking the Panthers in this one before the season began? No one knew they were going to struggle as much as they did and their defense was atrocious without Josh Norman in the secondary.
This game easily could have ended the Chiefs’ AFC West title hopes, but they kept on keeping on and brought home the W.