The Chiefs have lost a number of key players already and the list is growing. On offense KC will be without Chris Conley for the rest of the season – a bigger loss than many realize. Conley was emerging as a solid No. 2 to Tyreek Hill who is still somewhat underused.
Now add Travis Kelce to the out list against the Steelers Sunday (and oh boy, another tough game). There is also some fear that Justin Houstin’s play time could be limited.
Our offensive line is already missing half its starters and was average before they got hurt.
So can KC handle a mentally down Steelers with quarterback Big Ben under close watch after he told the media he’s not sure if he has it anymore?
Ben threw five int’s last week and his team got smashed. Still the Steelers are a force in the AFC until proven otherwise. Often the Steelers have started slow only to wind up in the AFC title game or Super Bowl.
And we all know the Steelers have the Chiefs number.
Last year they ended our Super Bowl hopes by pushing us all over the field at Arrowhead in the divisional round. Yes, KC lost in round one of playoffs to Pittsburgh who didn’t score a touchdown but seemed to just overpower our defense and shut down our then poor offense.
We just can’t beat these guys.
If the Chiefs were healthy and with all the locker room problems and Big Ben thinking he may retire soon – maybe at season’s end – Chiefs might handle the Steelers this year.
However injuries are a major issue for the Chiefs and them being favored is more about the undefeated thing and being at home.
That said, I believe Chiefs QB Alex Smith will find a way.
Like with Houston, it probably will be a close game.
We need to score early and work with a lead again. Can we?
As I wrote last week, Tyreek Hill is still our most dangerous weapon and needs more carries and catches. With Kelce out it’s on Hill and someone else has to step up. Our defense, lets face it, is poor.
The Chiefs almost can’t stop the run and our pass defense has gotten worse it seems each week.
Some things to worry about:
Kareem Hunt just can’t win games. All season long he’s had a good fourth quarter to pad his stats and make us feel good. But yes, we are asking Alex Smith – the MVP candidate and now’elite quarterback – to carry the Chiefs to victory.
Smith will definitely have this team on his back Sunday.
Oh yeah, Dee Ford is back, JOY, Ha. Maybe.
My picks are below as always. Had a better week last time out.
But now Boom Boom, wants to pit his picks up against me.
That is, if i don’t tease. So, okay.
I will do straight up picks this week for him.
The Big 12 is no longer in the hunt with any team for the Final 4, so nationally they matter little. OU and OSU will likely battle for the title and a decent bowl game.
K-State is fighting to avoid going to the Shmo Bowl.
MU and KU are joke teams with MU a 30 point underdog Saturday. Boy, how the once nearly mighty have fallen.
Hey college sports fans, relax its almost time for hoops and KU basketball.
AUBURN -6 OVER LSU
OU-7 over TEXAS
GREEN BAY-3 OVER VIKINGS
DETROIT -3 OVER NEW ORLEANS