Bills at Chiefs, Sun 10/10 7:20 PM CDT
There is no lack of prime time slots this season for the Chiefs to strut their stuff, and I’m loving it.
Josh Allen is another quarterback that has drawn comparisons to Mahomes, and I promise you that Mahomes is well aware. The Bills faced the Chiefs twice last year, and both times the Bills came up short and I do not believe this time will be any different.
Mahomes thrives under the lights of prime time, especially at home, and achieving a victory over the team they played in the AFC championship game last season would be a statement win.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire had himself a game against the Bills last year, and I would be looking for a repeat performance from the second year running back. This game may not be a splashy game for Mahomes, much like that rainy game last October on a Monday night, but look for him to manage his troops masterfully and I’m sure have his fair share of highlight throws.
Final score, 31-20 Chiefs
Chiefs at Washington Football Team, Sun 10/17 12:00 PM CDT
Alright, I don’t mind telling you that I have ZERO love for this franchise, but I will try to keep my bias out of this.
I will say, that the one huge factor that could have made this game interesting and given it quite a storyline to discuss and debate the week before, would have been the student versus the teacher, had Mahomes gone up against his former jedi master Alex Smith. (I knew I could sneak a Star Wars reference in there)
Sadly, in yet another blunder by the Washington Football team, that match up is not to be, for they cut Smith during the off season, even though he took them to the playoffs and scored points against the Buccaneers defense, but that is a rant for a different piece.
Point is, maybe I am being to harsh or assuming too much, but I really don’t see any reason why the Chiefs don’t travel to Washington and just curb stomp the unnamed football franchise, and frankly, for their treatment of Alex Smith amongst other things, I hope they do.
I will give credit where credit is due, and Ryan Fitzpatrick is a more than respectable QB, and deserves a little love from Chiefs Kingdom for that little favor he did for the Chiefs back in 2019, knocking off the Patriots and paving the way for the Chiefs to go to Super Bowl LIV. While I have nothing but respect for Fitzpatrick, I still think the Chiefs win this game handily.
Final score, 42-24 Chiefs
Chiefs at Titans, Sun 10/24 12:00 PM CDT.
This is one of the few games on the schedule that truly makes me a little nervous.
I know that doesn’t make any sense, considering the Chiefs dominant performance over the Titans during the 2019 AFC championship game, but there is just something about the Titans that seems to be a thorn in the side of the Chiefs.
Some would argue that the Chiefs have rid of their demons against the Titans with that AFC Championship victory that gave birth to the Chiefs first Super Bowl victory in 50 years, and I would probably buy that argument pretty easily, but I think it a mistake to write the Titans off entirely.
The Titans have spoiled the Chiefs’ hopes and dreams in the past, and I would be looking for them to attempt the same thing over again.
This is the type of game that could be considered a trap game, especially if the Chiefs are coming off of a beat down of the Washington Football team as I predicted.
The Chiefs need to stay on their toes, have a red blanket over Derrick Henry at all times, and watch out for Rhyan Tannehill’s sneaky good passing ability.
However, the Chiefs faced the Titans at home during their super bowl run of 2019. It was Mahomes first game back from injury and they would go on to lose that game, but they had offensive linemen dropping like flies during the game, and still could have won if it were not for an offensive and special teams collapse at the end of the game. Barring any outlandish circumstances such as those, Chiefs should edge out the Titans in a close one.
Final Score, 24-21 Chiefs
Giants at Chiefs, Mon 11/01 7:15 PM CDT
Well, Another prime time under the lights of Arrowhead. Nothing better than that.
When I first saw who the Chiefs would be facing in their first MNF game of the season, I was a little surprised, for I thought the New York Football Giants are not a very strong billing for a Monday night game. Then I reconsidered.
The Giants spent their first round draft pick on Kadarius Tony, wide receiver out of Florida. Not only that, but it is believed that RB Saquon Barkly will be healthy as a horse and running like one to, which could pose a problem for a Chiefs defense that we can only hope and pray has improved against the run.
If Daniel “Danny Dimes” Jones happens to live up to his nickname, this could be a closer game than some experts imagine, for the Giants gave several teams almost more than they could handle last year, including Brady’s Buccaneers.
Still, few teams walk out of MNF in Arrowhead stadium with the victory, and we are not going to start with the Giants. Giants keep it close, but Chiefs pull away in the end.
Final score, 31-21 Chiefs.