That’s true. However, a victory at the Raiders house would all but assure KC of a wild card and likely the top spot. Meaning a game at Indy, not New England, Cincinnati or Denver on the road for their first playoff shot. Of course, Houston could also slip into Indy’s spot to face KC. So it’s all still up for grabs.
Most experts feel KC will lose to Oakland because Justin Houston is out of the game.
Thus the Chiefs pass rush will not be there and the Raiders David Carr will chew up our secondary. To be honest if the Chiefs have improved as much as we’d like to think they have this shouldn’t happen. Andy Reid has known this all week and hopefully the Chiefs are ready to adjust and put heat on Carr with everyone else. The Raiders running game is poor so its gonna be the Raiders throwing all day for the most part.
Maybe the most important wild card is Chiefs QB Alex Smith.
Has Smith really found his comfort zone? Can he keep throwing some deeper balls to Jeremy Maclin, our tight ends and backs? We look to have an offense now. If it’s real let’s see if we can put up points and keep the Raiders offense off the field most of the day.
If they beat Oakland, their next games against Chargers, Baltimore, Browns and then Raiders at home should be wins. But it’s the NFL and the games are often harder than they look.
I feel KC is ready and Alex Smith has confidence now.
So now the Chiefs defense gets an on the road test. This game should tell us what we need to know. Are we contenders or pretenders? It’s not a game I would bet much on, however I’m gonna believe KC is ready to move up and win this one on the road. I think Andy Reid’s season rests on this game.
Again if we lose the Chiefs can still go 10-6 and get a wild card. However it won’t feel like they’re a threat to win a playoff game or more. Again, I’ll give them this each week, they have shown improvement in all areas. Especially offensive line and Eric Fisher.
Maybe it does take a few years to grow into this league. Now if Dee Ford can finally step up that would be nice. Our former No. 1 draft pick will see plenty of action, but thus far he’s done little to nothing to help the team. Maybe this is his time to shine.
Our area college football teams – MU, KU and K-State – had horrible seasons and none will go to a bowl. We saw this coming weeks ago.
HOUSTON – 5 1/2 OVER TEMPLE
ALABAMA -10 OVER FLORIDA IN A TEASE WITH HOUSTON + 1/2 OVER TEMPLE
CHICAGO -1 OVER SF IN A TEASE WITH BENGALS -3 OVER CLEVELAND
ARIZONA + 1 OVER ST. LOUIS IN A TEASE WITH SEAHAWKS PLUS 6 over VIKINGS