They haven’t received this much positive press in more than a decade. Thanks to players like Justin Houston who is a two-time player of the week on defense, which normally qualifies for an All-Pro berth if he’s done that in an entire season, much less the first three weeks. Houston’s seven and a half sacks leads the NFL, which in and of itself, is exciting.
While the Chiefs overall are a highly-rated defense, they still give up way too many big plays. For that reason, our rushing defense is ranked in the bottom tier of the NFL. The Chiefs offense has been far from spectacular, but it’s been there when they needed it.
Hey, they’re 3 and 0, what a nice change.
Sunday the Chiefs face the New York Giants, a team with a recent elite pedigree, something absent from our Chiefs for several decades. The Giants, however, have fallen on hard times and are a mere shadow of their former selves. In fact, The Giants are 0 and 3. With Eli Manning at quarterback that’s hard to believe. Injuries and the loss of key players have decimated this perennial Super Bowl contender. So this should be a good measuring stick for our Chiefs.
The Giants have no rushing game, no running game and their offensive line is horrible. We should see several sacks and turnovers created by the Kansas City defense. Manning is still dangerous with his passing attack, but with no running game he should fall prey to the Chiefs outstanding pass rush. This should be Kansas City in a walk, something like Chiefs 27 Giants 10.
As for area college football, only MU looks like a possible low-level bowl team by season’s end. Kansas and K-State are not up to the task. Soon all three will be playing conference games and losing way more than they win. MU has a shot to win 7 games. Oh joy. The Pinstripe Bowl.
LSU + 8.5 over Georgia on a tease with Alabama -8.5 over Mississippi
Miami -13.5 over Southern Florida on a tease with Fresno (-12) over Hawaii
Oregon -31 over California on a tease with Alabama -8.5 over Mississippi
Denver -5.5 over The Eagles on a tease with Colts -3.5 over the Jaguars
New England +8.5 over Atlanta on a tease with Chiefs +1.5 over Giants
Baltimore -3 over the Bills.
Have a Great Weekend.
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