Any under-the-radar players that Chiefs fans should keep an eye on?
From an offensive standpoint, they may not be under the radar anymore, but Quez Watkins is better than Jalen Reagor. He should be getting the bulk of the snaps on the outside, but Philly is stubborn. Their rookie running back, Kenneth Gaiwell, is special, but he won’t get into a groove as long as their coach abandons the running game for long stretches of in-game action. The Birds got three carries out of their running backs, and my friend, that won’t do it. Quez Watkins and Kenneth Gainwell need the ball more.
On defense, there’s the aforementioned Josh Sweat. There are no reasons why he shouldn’t be on the field at all times. He’s been phased out a lot, but look for him when he’s out there. Alex Singleton, Anthony Harris, and Eric Wilson have received a ton of criticism. Still, in my estimation, they haven’t been perfect, but they don’t need to be taking the shots that they are either. They’re the top three tacklers on this Eagles team.
Any final predictions for the game?
In the end, even if it sounds strange to toss around theories that the Chiefs are in a must-win game in the first month of the season, that’s exactly where they are, right? I’m extremely doubtful after watching some concerning aspects of Philly’s game in Week 2 and after watching them regress in Week 2, that they’ve fixed all of those issues since they woke up on Tuesday morning.
I had this one scheduled as a loss anyway, but now, all things considered, this appears to be a more focused Chiefs team than we thought we’d get a month ago. That’s bad news if you’re a Birds fan. With that being said, and as much as it pains me to say it, this one goes to the Chiefs, and quite frankly my friend, I’d be shocked if they lost by less than 17 points. I’m going 38-17 Chiefs.