Packers at Chiefs, Sun 11/07 3:25 PM CST
This game is near impossible to pick, due to the soap opera like drama that is currently unfolding in Green Bay at the quarterback position.
There is no telling who will be the quarterback come November 7th, and my prediction changes depending on who is taking the snaps.
If Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have kissed and made up, then I think the defending NFL regular season MVP will be on an absolute tear through the league, eager to show fans and his team to never second guess him again, and what better way to do that then storming Arrowhead and knocking off Mahomes and the Chiefs.
If Rodgers is QB come time for this match up, there is no way they take the ball out of his hands and trust the Packers defense to stop Mahomes like they did Brady, and because of that, I think Rodgers and the Packers could edge out Mahomes and the Chiefs and hand them their first loss of the season.
However… if anyone but Rodgers is starting for the Packers, the Chiefs take the victory.
Final score with Rodgers, 31-27 Packers
Final score without Rodgers, 35-21 Chiefs
Chiefs at Raiders, Sun 11/14 7:20 PM CST
Wow, another prime time game. Chiefs getting some serious prime time love this season, and what a game to feature on SNF.
Chiefs at Raiders in the Raiders new Los Vegas digs is must-see TV.
This is a bitter rivalry that has only gotten worse in the more recent seasons now that the Raiders have become somewhat relevant again after beating the Chiefs once last season.
The two teams will trade blows for 3 hours, and it could come down to who has the ball last, or who makes a game saving defensive play, and I’m banking on the Chiefs pulling that off in a close boat race of a game.
Final Score, 30-27 Chiefs
Cowboys at Chiefs, Sun 11/21 3:25 PM CST.
This is another team that I have absolutely no love for, and I hope the Chiefs celebrate a successful home coming from Vegas by stomping the Cowboys, or if they are coming off a surprising loss in Vegas, they take out their anger on the Cowboys. How ever they beat them is fine with me.
I give nothing but respect to Dak Prescott, he is just on the wrong team. Chiefs will of course need to game plan for Zeke Elliot and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.
The Cowboys did use the draft to make some defensive improvements, drafting linebacker Micah Parsons, but it will not be enough to stand up against a Mahomes lead offensive that will be in mid-season form by now.
Plays will be made and points will be scored by the Cowboys, but they will do what they have been doing for years now and find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Final Score, 28-21 Chiefs.
Bye week… few… take a breath after a tough start to the season and get ready for the home stretch.
Broncos at Chiefs, Sun 12/05 12:00 PM CST
The Chiefs do not face their divisional foes in the Denver Broncos until late in the season, and that just means the Broncos can delay their beating by a little longer than usual.
This is another team that we are not entirely sure who will be at quarterback when this game comes around, could be Teddy Bridgewater, or it could be Drew Lock.
Nevertheless, Like the Packers, the Broncos QB situation is somewhat fluid, but unlike the Packers, it probably won’t matter.
Chiefs will continue to throttle the Broncos, especially with the Chiefs coming fresh and rested off a bye week.
Final score, 32-17 Chiefs.
Raiders at Chiefs, Sun 12/12 12:00 PM CST
The Chiefs will be hot, coming off what I’m assuming will be an obliteration of the Broncos the week before, but be looking for the Raiders to cool them off, and avenge what I predicted to be a Raiders loss earlier in the season.
It seems like the Raiders must play spoiler to the Chiefs, at least once during the season, keeping the rivalry alive and perhaps drawing the dominance of the AFC West ever so slightly into question.
Unfortunately, I predict that a hacked off Raiders team will come storming into Arrowhead looking to play spoiler to the Chiefs success in the latter half of the season, much like they did in the first half of the season last year.
It will be a hard fought game like every Raiders game, but if the Chiefs let themselves be lolled to sleep by an easy victory over the Broncos the week before, they could be looking at the Raiders handing them an unexpected loss.
Final Score, 24-21 Raiders.