Looking ahead to this season, a lot of fans were circling this Week 2 matchup between the visiting K.C. Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens as a must-see game this year. It’s not surprising that Sunday Night Football worked out a way to claim it for themselves as an early season highlight. It’s Patrick Mahomes vs. Lamar Jackson. It’s Andy Reid vs. John Harbaugh. It’s a revenge game for Orlando Brown Jr., Sammy Watkins, Marcus Peters, Justin Houston and more.
Then just like that, the storyline changed.
Instead of the stars involved, the contrast between both team’s health statuses is the dominant plot line. The Chiefs are dealing with very few injuries after only a week of the regular season. The Ravens meanwhile are up to nearly 15 players on the injured list. Peters is out for the season, as is J.K. Dobbins, L.J. Fort, Gus Edwards and more. This week, Ronnie Stanley and Marquise Brown have both missed practice, with the latter unlikely to play for some time. It’s been a miserable year for the Ravens so far and it just got started.
If there’s anything in the Ravens’ corner, it’s the whole underdog card. No one should believe in them at this point versus the Chiefs, although that should also have been true even if they were fully healthy (the Ravens are 0-4 against K.C. since Andy Reid was made head coach).
Chiefs Injury Report vs Ravens Week 2
The Chiefs are looking very, very healthy headed into Week 2, as everyone has not only been a participant in practice but they were able to do so fully from Thursday on. After missing Tyrann Mathieu and Frank Clark from the defense a week ago, the Chiefs get both emotional leaders back in their respective positions on the front and back end of the defense. That should make a big difference all around for the Chiefs defense in Week 2.
Ronnie Stanley injury update
We mentioned the loss of Stanley already but this is a major development up front for the Ravens. They had Stanley and Orlando Brown Jr. as their bookends at the start of last year. Now they have neither going up against the Chiefs, and Stanley is clearly not right after a horrible ankle injury that ended his 2020 season. Will he ever be the same? Did the Ravens make the wrong call? This game puts those issues front and center in Baltimore.
Chiefs vs Ravens Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick Week 2
WynnBET’s Week 2 NFL odds have the Chiefs favored by 3.5 points on the road. The over/under on total points is at 54.5, a slight trend downward from earlier in the week. As we discussed earlier, the Ravens are dealing with so many injuries that things might be less of a slugfest and more of a one-sided affair, which would keep teams from reaching a loftier total, so the under might be a solid play. Either way, the Chiefs should be an easy bet here with the points.
What Channel is the Chiefs Game On Week 2
The Chiefs game today will be broadcast on NBC at 7:20 p.m. C.T. Live coverage begins at 6:00 p.m.
Chiefs vs Ravens Live Stream
Today’s Chiefs game can be streamed live on Fubo TV.
Chiefs Next Game and Schedule
The Chiefs’ next game will be in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 19 in the team’s first divisional matchup of the season. Here’s a look at their schedule for the next four weeks:
Week 3: vs. L.A. Chargers
Week 4: @ Philadelphia Eagles
Week 5: vs Buffalo Bills
Week 6: @ Washington Football Team