The Cowboys are one of the few NFC teams who look the part of a Super Bowl contender with a revitalized defense and a potent offense. While no team in the NFC is running away with things, the Cowboys have laid fewer eggs than others and are coming off of a thrashing of the Atlanta Falcons that was intended to send a message after being embarrassed themselves by the Denver Broncos.
As for the Chiefs, they’ve finally climbed out of a pit of their own making and have won three games in a row. They just put away the Las Vegas Raiders by 27 points on the road in a game that gave them the AFC West lead. However, they need to prove their mettle against a top-shelf team, m and also show they can play mistake-free football. Turnovers continue to plague them, although not as much as weeks past.
NFL experts are split on the Chiefs vs. Cowboys matchup.
Given the high stakes involved and the potential for both teams to end up in the Super Bowl, it’s proven difficult for NFL experts and analysts to find some sort of consensus for the game. The Cowboys have a more impressive body of work but the Chiefs are starting to resemble the powerhouse they were projected to be in the preseason.
Here at FanSided, our friend Matt Verderame, one of the hosts you’ll find on the Arrowhead Addict podcast, has the Chiefs winning by 6 and says the Cowboys caught K.C. at the wrong time. “Expect points, great quarterback play, and a raucous atmosphere,” he says. Pete Prisco of CBS Sports agrees and says to watch out for an offensive shootout in which the Chiefs come out on top in the end. He picks K.C. by four. Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News has a smaller margin of victory at 3 points but he agrees with the call for a Chiefs win.
Emmanuel Morgan at the New York Times knows the Chiefs are dangerous but is leery of the recent win over a Raiders team that was already falling apart, so he has the Cowboys winning. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette agrees with Morgan and has the Cowboys by two in a close game at Arrowhead. Sam Farmer of the L.A. Times follows suit with the aforementioned analysts and goes with the Cowboys in a close game as he asks, ‘Is the resurgence of the Chiefs real or a mirage?”
Everyone will find out on Sunday afternoon when the teams kick off at 3:25 p.m. C.T.