I know I’ve been down on KC during the season owing to the long losing streak and poor play during that stretch. However, now they’ve won four in a row defeating two good teams, the Chargers and Raiders. So with better defensive play, Marcus Peters on fire, Alex Smith in touch with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt running the ball well…it looks like KC will handle the Tennessee Titans Saturday.
Now about that nine point spread…tough call, but I like KC for the win.
With a win the Chiefs likely will travel to New England and face the Super Bowl champs and Tom Brady again. And perhaps the Pats will look past KC to the Steelers, but I doubt it with the Chiefs big win in week one at New England.
Can KC win, yes will they? It would be an uphill battle as we all know.
Will Alex Smith return to Kansas City if he gets us to the AFC title game?
My opinion is not likely.
His value will be very high, and we can trade him for perhaps a No. 2 draft pick or say a 3 and 4 pick. We don’t have many picks due to the Pat Mahomes move up last year.
KC needs linebackers, a new left tackle, another back to go with Hunt, another wide out perhaps and defensive backfield help. An aging Alex is perhaps not in the cards barring a Super Bowl appearance.
Mahomes is this teams future and I believe his time is now.
This is a crazy season for sure. Most assume New England or the Steelers will be the AFC Champ, but in this offbeat year a KC run or perhaps a Jag’s run seems possible. Don’t count on it but we can all hope for the best.
NOW THE PLAYOFF PICKS: AND COLLEGE TITLE GAME
CHIEFS -2 OVER THE TITANS IN A TEASE WITH ATLANTA +13.5 OVER THE RAMS
JAGS-3 OVER BILLS IN A TEASE WITH NEW ORLEANS EVEN OVER THE PANTHERS
ALABAMA -3 OVER GEORGIA