It’s been an awesome week for Chiefs Kingdom. After beating the Raiders 41 to 14 on Sunday Night Football, the Chiefs are now on top of the AFC West. It wasn’t easy and it sure isn’t going to be easy to keep the lead. But Chiefs’ fans can enjoy it while it lasts.
The AFC West is extremely close. Luckily for Kansas City, every AFC West team lost last week except them. This streak will have to continue if the Chiefs want to stay inf first.
It will be a challenge on Sunday as they host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11. Dak Prescott and the Cowboys are also on top of their division and they look good. It’s actually a little surprising to me that the Chiefs are still the favorites…
Interesting fact…Patrick Mahomes has never started at home as the underdog.
This is the game of the week for a reason. The top quarterbacks and offenses in the league take each other on. The recipe for success for the Chiefs? Keep the Kelce and Mahomes connection going.
Chiefs Game Preview (6-4)
I was lucky enough to be at the game in Vegas on Sunday and let me tell you, the Chiefs did not disappoint. They looked incredible in the second half and had their best game of the year so are.
Patrick Mahomes looked like himself again, throwing for 406 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions. Darrell Williams had himself a game with 43 rushing yards, 101 receiving yards, and one touchdown. But the best part of the offense was Mahomes and Travic Kelce reconnecting. The dynamic duo was back with Kelce finishing the game with 119 receiving yards. Tyreek Hill racked up 83 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
The Chiefs’ offense finished with 516 yards. The defense also showed up holding the Raiders to 299 yards and forcing a fumble. The team had only four penalties, which is a huge improvement for Kansas City.
If the offense can play like they did against the Raiders and the defense can continue to make stops, the Chiefs should be able to pull off a win against Dallas. But it will take minimal mistakes to do so.
On the defense, I am going to be looking at rookie Nick Bolton. Bolton was named the NFL’s Defensive Rooking of the Month in October and is even in talks for earning Defensive Rookie of the Year. Caesars currently has him at +4000.
Cowboys Game Preview (7-2)
I am not going to lie…the Dallas Cowboys are scary right now. They are coming off a blow-out against the Atlanta Falcons, winning 43 to 3. This was the second time in Dallas history to score over 40 points and limit the opposing team to less than five. However, the week before, they had a tough loss against the Denver Broncos. But that game seems to be a rare occurrence.
Dak Prescott threw 296 yards for two touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Falcons. Dallas had a total of 431 yards, including 317 passing yards. The good news for KC is that they didn’t have much of a run game against the Falcons, with Ezekiel Elliot rushing for only 41 yards. But those yards did turn into two touchdowns.
On the defense, Trevon Diggs could be an issue. Mahomes has ten interceptions on the season and with those numbers, he is unfortunately due for an interception after not having one in the last two games. Diggs has 8 interceptions this season. He will be looking to pick off Mahomes and it will probably happen. Caesars has Mahomes at -110 to throw at least one interception in the game.
For the Chiefs to get a victory over the Cowboys, it will come down to how Mahomes plays and if Nick Bolton, Chris Jones, and the rest of the KC defense can stop Dak from throwing for over 300 yards. For the record, DraftKings has Prescott at -115 to throw over 295.5 yards.