As the K.C. Chiefs prepare to make their first visit on the 2021 regular season schedule, they’re rolling into Baltimore with a lot of momentum before their primetime contest against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Chiefs not only came into the season as the odds-on favorites to win Super Bowl LVI after reaching the last two championship games, but they did so after rebuilding the offensive line that completely fell apart on them in a stomach punch of a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in last year’s Super Bowl. The Chiefs brought in a completely new line featuring three rookies up front, and the team looks like they’re going to gel offensively on a higher level than before.
Just ask the Cleveland Browns, who had the Chiefs on the ropes including a 12-point halftime lead and a double-digit lead with 10 minutes left in Week 1. Unfortunately for Kevin Stefanski’s team, the Chiefs finally put a complete game together and reeled off enough points to come back and win in the end on the back of Patrick Mahomes heroics. The final was a 33-29 victory and a belief that, once again, no lead is too great against K.C.
How will the Ravens fare? They’re coming in after being shocked by the Las Vegas Raiders in overtime in the sort of game that feels like it’s going to loom as an important one. By losing that game, they run the risk of going to 0-2 before divisional play even begins in the AFC North with plenty of tough non-divisional games still to come.
Can the Ravens overcome their litany of injuries to fend off the Chiefs? Can they reverse momentum in a season that already feels like it’s starting to slip away? Can Lamar Jackson put his team on his back for a signature win? Despite the disparate trajectories here and the number of injuries, this game is still a must watch.
The Chiefs and Ravens kick off at 7:20 p.m. C.T. but live coverage begins 80 minutes before that, beginning at 6:00 p.m. C.T. It’s all on NBC or You can catch the game on NBC. Today’s Chiefs game can also be streamed live on Fubo TV.