Chiefs @ Rams (MNF)
The game of the week. Maybe the game of the year. Maybe, just maybe, the Super Bowl LIII preview.
Both teams have explosive offenses, starting with the quarterbacks. Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs has been lights out this year. Jared Goff has been amazing for the Rams. They have proven to be the best quarterbacks in the respective conference.
The running backs, per usual, are top notch as well. Kareem Hunt has helped Kansas City win games, scoring seven touchdowns on the ground through ten games this season. Todd Gurley of the Rams has scored thirteen touchdowns on the ground and is just twelve yards short of a 1,000-yard season.
One of the biggest deciding factors of how this game may end up is the fact that the Rams lost wide receiver Cooper Kupp to a torn ACL during the Rams’ matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. Los Angeles has a lot of other weapons they can use, but Kupp was a big part of the team’s success.
Now it’s up to Brandin Cooks to continue his strong season and other players to step up in Kupp’s absence.
Chiefs 37, Rams 31
SUPER BOWL PREVIEW ALERT:
Monday Night’s game features the best teams in each the AFC and NFC. Two of the three remaining one-loss teams square off on prime time TV in front of the whole country.
Boy if I were the Chiefs I’d be scared. Kansas’s Defense is about to be put to the test, a test they are not equipped to pass. They will be facing the only team in the league with a better overall offense then theirs. Mean while, they are ranked as the second worst defense in the league. That and they’re being led by a dude who puts ketchup on his Mac ‘n’ Cheese.
LA’s defense isn’t too much better, despite being riddled with big name players. They are currently ranked 23rd, but their offense is 2nd and 3rd in rushing and passing, respectively. Kansas is ranked 7th and 2nd in the same categories.
So what does all that mean? It means we have a good old fashioned shootout. Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt on one side, Jared Goff, Brandon Cooks, Todd Gurley on the other. Who will take the cake in this high power showdown? The Chiefs, that’s who.
Heinz offered Patrick Mahomes ketchup for life if he throws 57 touchdowns this year, and Mahomes is going to get 5 touchdowns closer to a life of Heinz 57 this Sunday. If you thought my prediction last week was bold, try this one on for size.
Chiefs 52, Rams 49
In one of the most anticipated games of the season, the Chiefs and Rams will look to compete in a shootout. While Kansas City has arguably the more firepower on offense, their defense will be their Achilles heel on Sunday.
It will be close for the majority of the game, but Jared Goff will play his best in the 4th quarter and the Los Angeles pass rush will get after Mahomes and force a late game turnover. Los Angeles will win.
Rams 38, Chiefs 31