Chiefs at Chargers, Thu 12/16 7:20 PM CST
December might as well be divisional December, for the Chiefs have three consecutive divisional games, before they face the Steelers (but we will get to that shortly)
Much like the Raiders, the Chargers would love to play spoiler to the high and mighty Chiefs, especially with a statement win like beating prime time Mahomes under the lights in LA much like they did a couple seasons ago in Arrowhead stadium. But, I don’t think the Chiefs let it happen this time, especially this close to the finish line of the regular season and AFC West dominance on the line.
Chiefs and Chargers trade blows all night, but Chiefs come out on top.
Final Score, 28-24 Chiefs.
Steelers at Chiefs, Sun 12/26 · 3:25 PM CST
The Steelers are another team that have ben a thorn in the side of the Chiefs, but not in the Mahomes era as of yet.
I know the Steelers are still placing their faith in Big Ben Rhothelisberger, and that could be to their detriment on this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Steelers will score some points to keep it respectable, but I don’t foresee the Chiefs having much trouble with this AFC foe.
Final score, 35-21 Chiefs.
Chiefs at Bengals, Sun 01/02 12:00 PM CST
It is assumed that Joe Burrow will be taking the snaps for the Bengals, and that might be the only thing that saves them from utter humiliation.
With only one game to go after this week, the Chiefs will be already in playoff mode and sniffing a third super bowl birth and should have no problem blowing right past the Bengals.
Final score, 38-14 Chiefs.
Chiefs at Broncos, Sun 01/09 3:25 PM CST
If the Chiefs are already in the playoffs, and have already secured that #1 seed (which I predict they will have) look for Mahomes and his pals to not even start this game.
If that be the case, look for the Broncos to take advantage of the situation and possibly squeak out a victory against their hated AFC West rivals, but the victory will ring hollow, for it will only be because the Chiefs have already done all they need to do, and frankly do not care enough about the outcome of the game to even put in their starters.
Final score, 21-17 Broncos
So, in conclusion, I see the Chiefs finishing the season 15-2, or at worst, 14-3, maintaining their stranglehold over the AFC West for a sixth consecutive year, and hopefully traveling to the Super Bowl for a third consecutive year for a rematch against Brady’s Buccaneers. This time, however, coming away with the Lombardi this time around. A fitting end to their revenge tour.
Perhaps you think I have been too generous with the Chiefs, but let me ask you this if you do: What in their previous history snsie Mahomes started taking the snaps would suggest that they cannot win all but 1 or 2 games, and possibly go undefeated?
Last year they went 13-3 and went to the super bowl.
To be honest, I honestly had to stretch a bit to even predict that they would lose any games at all, for I didn’t want to predict a perfect season, at the risk of being a complete and total homer. That being said, going undefeated is not totally out of the realm of possibility for this 2021 Chiefs team.
They might stumble along the way, but there is absolutely no reason to believe the Chiefs don’t make it back to the Super Bowl, face off Brady and the Bucs in a rematch, and bring that Lombardi along with another parade back to Kansas City.