Another tough week for local college teams…
K-State should handle Vand., However KU and MU look to be in trouble.
I like Ohio at home over Kansas.
Too bad Kansas State has to face OSU and OU at some point because both are Top 10 teams and contenders for the final four (more so OU). Kansas State looks like it may be better than it has been the last few seasons and make a run, at least for the Big 12 title that will still be uphill.
The Chiefs, on the other hand, are the darlings of the NFL for now.
Going up to New England and beating the world champs was a monster win.
And discovering Kareem Hunt at running back is clearly the key to the Chiefs’ offense moving up to Super Bowl levels.
Yes, QB Alex Smith has to play with improved numbers as he did last week in what was his best regular season game as a pro with four touchdown throws and over 300 yards in the air. Very nice.
So the Chiefs face coach Andy Reid‘s old team the Eagles.
Philly is also improved – and remember, a 9-7 team from last season. So they are a clear NFC post season contender this year.
That said, they face KC at Arrowhead with a fan base that will be insane after the big win last week and for the home opener.
It’s Red Friday week. Remember when that mattered?
We did Red Fridays in Westport for thousands of fans back in the 90’s when the Chiefs were truly a good team. Who knows? Maybe they are again.
KC is a 5 1/2 point favorite so this one could be close.
Now that the Chiefs likely have two, maybe three all pros on offense – Travis Kelce (who is still over rated until he proves different), Kareem Hunt (could be the league’s best) and of course the game changer, Tyreek Hill – that offense is as of now SUPER.
The defense with Eric Berry gone, but with Daniel Sorenson replacing him, should be fine as long as Justin Houston shows up again and Derek Johnson stays healthy.
This could be the Chiefs year – Alex Smith’s year and Andy Reid’s dream.
If KC defeats the Eagles, and they should, they then face a weak Washington team and should be 4-0. Great start.
Again, I was wrong last week, and didn’t mind because I want our Chiefs to be a real contender for the first time since Marty. Continue reading