Kansas City Chiefs vs Washington Redskins: 5 players to watch

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 25: Tight end Travis Kelce
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Tonight the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. It should be a good matchup as the 3-0 Chiefs take on a 2-1 Redskins team that has looked pretty good so far this season. Washington lost their first game of the season to the Philadelphia Eagles, but have since rebounded with wins in Los Angeles against the Rams and an impressive home win against the Oakland Raiders.

Most experts agree that IF the Chiefs can play their game they should be able to pull this game out in front of what is sure to be a raucous prime time home crowd at Arrowhead Stadium. So as you tune in what players should you be keeping the closest eye on to see if Kansas City can take care of business?

Before we get to some specific answers to that question, let me admit that this list is going to strongly favor Kansas City players. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, at the risk of being too obvious, this is a Chiefs blog and I obviously know the Chiefs team better. However, the second reason is because I truly believe that this game comes down to whether or not Kansas City can do what they want to do.

I believe the Chiefs are the more talented team, the better coached team, and have the home field advantage. Yes, the Redskins have some talented players of their own (some of which I will focus on), but the Chiefs can afford to give up some plays here and there to those players IF their own guys make plays of their own.

Just to expand on the Chiefs home field advantage, Kansas City has been especially rough on visiting quarterbacks in primetime games. Earlier this week Heath Cummings, a fantasy sports writer for CBS Sports, tweeted the following:

That’s a combined 174.7 yards per game with zero touchdowns and a couple interceptions for quarterbacks playing in Arrowhead at night recently. That doesn’t bode well for Kirk Cousins tonight. Cousins didn’t make the list of five players to watch, but now let’s look at who did.