The Miami Dolphins have added some nice pieces over the course of the offseason, and may be on the way to building a competitive team. But, in 2020, the team is unlikely to be competitive with the most elite teams in the NFL. Kansas City is more talented and more complete in every phase of the game.
In a battle between the NFL’s two best offenses, what will matter is which defense has the best day in the dome. Unfortunately for Kansas City, the Saints defense plays incredibly well at home, and this game will demonstrate that home field advantage matters when the game is on the line. New Orleans scores with just over a minute left in the fourth, giving the Chiefs a chance to engineer a game winning drive. The comeback attempt fails, however, when the Saints make a game winning interception on a deep pass by Mahomes.
The Atlanta Falcons have a potent offense which is made even more intimidating by the presence of a fully healthy and hungry Todd Gurley. Unfortunately for Atlanta, the Chiefs offense is still a bit better. And, even more problematically, the Kansas City defense is much better than Atlanta’s. This one threatens to turn in to a shootout, but the Chiefs prevail.
Andy Reid has dominated the AFC West and there is no reason to believe that this year will be different. The Chargers have gone from Super Bowl contenders to AFC West bottom-dwellers in just two short years. The defense is strong, but loses out to a better offense in this one. The offense is a major work-in-progress, and it shows big time in this game. The Chiefs could have rested the starters in this one, but have to play to win because of the week three loss. Fortunately, the schedule gave Kansas City good fortune, as they get to finish with one of the season’s weaker opponents.