As the Kansas City Chiefs make their way through the 2021 regular season schedule, they’re going to get an up close glimpse of the teams from the NFC East, one by one. Last season, the division was perhaps the most miserable in the National Football League with a winner who finished under .500 at 7-9. The Chiefs will meet those very winners, the Washington Football Team, when the teams clash on Sunday at FedExField.
The Chiefs offensive line is in for one of their toughest tests yet of the still-young season and it should say a lot about how much they’ve grown after five weeks together with three rookies up front. Trey Smith, Creed Humphrey and Lucas Niang are going to be challenged by a front seven that is among the NFL’s best, led by the likes of Chase Young, Montez Sweat, and Jonathan Allen.
The WFT offense isn’t exactly known for its offensive firepower, but even average offenses have looked incredible against the Chiefs defense this year. Jalen Hurts threw for nearly 400 yards, and Washington has some very solid playmakers in Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson among others. Will it be enough? Can WFT’s front seven slow the Chiefs down? It remains to be seen.
For those wanting to watch the game, CBS is broadcasting the game to the majority of the country. Patrick Mahomes is always going to be a serious draw beyond Chiefs Kingdom and the game is set to go on at 12:00 p.m. C.T.