Because both the Kansas City Chiefs and Missouri are undefeated at 7 and 0. We’ve heard the same conversations about our Chiefs over and over – great defense, weak offense. Keep this in mind, with about half the quarterbacks in the league either injured or not playing due to injury. Right now, we are the lucky ones. In fact our Chiefs may be the healthiest team out there as of right now.
With the season nearly to the halfway point, it’s become abundantly clear that our offense will continue to struggle scoring points. All we seem to get is one or two scoring drives per game to go along with whatever our special teams or defense can create. And there are just a few days left for the Chiefs to find a helpful trade or pick up outside help. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel like anything major will happen in that regard.
I mean, how bad is it out there when the Saint Louis Rams are calling Brett Favre who retired three years ago and now a high school football coach? As you may have heard, his answer was a resounding no.
Maybe it’s Tebow Time for the Rams.
Hey, the breaks just keep coming our way.
So unless Cleveland’s defense can shut down our offense and score, look for the Chiefs to wake up Monday morning 8 and 0.
I see the score as KC 24, Cleveland 9.
Meanwhile, the Missouri Tigers – ranked 5th in the nation and also undefeated – will face a very good South Carolina squad in Columbia. The Tigers may be a two and a half point favorite, but Missouri have a much tougher task ahead of them this weekend than the Chiefs. At least they have a balanced offense and defense so they should win and go to 8 and 0.
The only team that will likely to be favored to beat them on the road is Texas A&M.
If that is their only loss they will then face Alabama in the SEC Title Game. And should the Tigers do the unthinkable and beat Alabama they would head to the National Championship to face either Florida State or Oregon.
We can dream, right?
There’s also a lot of noise coming out of Denver that Peyton Manning may have more damage to his body than we’ve been told. Clearly, the Chiefs will need to win their division, to play all their post season games at home to have a shot at the Super Bowl.
Hey, dammit, maybe we get lucky this year. It’s about time. Why not us?
MU (-2 ½ ) over South Carolina
Alabama (-21) over Tennessee teased with Florida State (-25) over North Carolina
KC (-1) over Cleveland teased with New Orleans Saints (-4) over Buffalo
Seattle (-4.5) over the Rams teased with the Packers (-2) over Minnesota
San Francisco (-8) over the Jaguars teased with Seattle (- 4 ½ ) over the Rams.
I’m having a down year so far at 24 and 19, so hopefully I’ll get back on top this week.
Have a great weekend and follow me on Twitter @KCKingofSting.