Reviews and Previews – Chiefs roll

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Nov 22, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware (32) runs as San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) and strong safety Jimmy Wilson (27) defend during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports


AFC West

The Chiefs make their way back to Arrowhead for the first time since Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and that place will be rabid. Chiefs fans are always loud, but take away their home game and place a BYE and two away games right afterwards is just asking for record-breaking noise.

The Bills are already an undisciplined team with clock management issues and penalties o’plenty. Tyrod Taylor will be coming in with a bad throwing shoulder and the offensive line has to block a defense that has eight sacks and six interceptions in the last two games. The Buffalo defense is playing good football so don’t look for Smith and the Chiefs to score a lot of points here. The Chiefs have shown they can run the ball well and with that defense and crowd advantage they will have a winning record come Sunday’s end. Chiefs 15, Bills 0. (all field goals)

Denver comes back to Colorado after a win in Chicago. Osweiler will get his first start under the lights of primetime and a national audience against the New England Patriots. If there is any hope for the Chiefs to win the division they need Bill Belichick to do Bill Belichick things and dismantle Osweiler. If the Patriots force Kubiak to put “backup” Peyton Manning into the game then the Broncos’ goose will be cooked, having yet to play Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. I am putting my faith in the Hoodie for this next week, Patriots 24, Broncos 10.

Oakland will travel to Nashville to take on the lowly Tennessee Titans. The Titans may have just lost to the slow rising Jaguars but they still have a solid rookie quarterback with a plethora of weapons at his disposal. Oakland’s defense is not good. Their secondary lacks play making ability as NFL great and current old man Charles Woodson has been inconsistent at best for the past few weeks with a shoulder injury. On the other hand, the Raiders will look to get their offense back on track after a couple of poor showings and the Titans’ defense is suspect. Look for this to be a high scoring game with the Raiders getting the win. Raiders 38, Titans 27

Do we even care about San Diego anymore? Chargers 24, Jaguars 13

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