2. @ Baltimore Ravens – Week 3
Now is where the tests truly begin. This Week 3 matchup could have massive seeding implications down the line. The game is in Baltimore and we all know the Ravens have a ton to prove when it comes to beating the Chiefs.
Lamar Jackson, the reigning regular season MVP, was historic last year. You can make all of the “he’s great for a running back” jokes you want but dude led the NFL in passing touchdowns last year. Whatever that offense was, it worked.
While I don’t expect Lamar to lead the NFL in passing touchdowns again—give that back to Mahomes—I do expect him to be a better overall passer and improve on his accuracy. While some teams may adjust to him since there is more film on him now, he almost always holds the edge by being the most athletic player on the field.
The Ravens as a whole have a fantastic team and they are out here turning 5th round picks into Marcus Peters and Calais Campbell. The Ravens are an extremely complete team and the defense has game-changers all over as well as the offense. I fully expect the Ravens to come give the Chiefs their best shot and this early season game will feel like a playoff atmosphere.
This game may be the most important game of the regular season and it comes in Week 3. I fully expect Andy Reid to have an outstanding game plan, one that has the team ready early. The Ravens are probably the second-best team in the AFC and they have made some outstanding moves this offseason.