Kansas City Chiefs
Oh, my glorious Chiefs, thank you for extending the win streak over the Broncos. At this point it is sad. I decided that this week is going to be dedicated to Nick Bolton and Melvin Ingram. Those two essentially sealed the game and they deserve all the praise and accolades.
Glorious! Ingram absolutely blew up the play and Bolton’s heads-up play and sprint to the end zone were stunning. I was very excited. Yelling happened, beers clinked, etc. It locked the Chiefs into the No. 2 seed and, after a wild weekend, summoned the Steelers in Super Wild Card Weekend, a team that they blew out a few weeks ago (Merry Christmas).
It’s also important to give credit to Mecole Hardman. He had a great game and had his first 100-yard game (surprise). He stepped up when Tyreek Hill got a little banged up in pregame warmups with a heel injury. That’s just what you need as you head into the playoffs. We have been wondering where he was all season so maybe he found his spark? Look at him go!
Now the Chiefs head to the first Wild Card round under Patrick Mahomes. They face the corpse of Big Ben, but they also face TJ Watt—not a small thing. This offensive line can certainly handle it, but it will be a tough matchup. The Steelers are a well-coached team and even though Roethlisberger can only shot put the ball 8 yards these days, they have a good running back and an excellent coach. They will be ready.
There are also some potential injury concerns. Tyreek Hill’s heel is something to monitor. Travis Kelce was banged up on the final play of the game. We were told he is ok, but still… those hits hurt. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is still nursing the shoulder injury and now Darrell Williams has a toe injury that Reid says shouldn’t keep him out. But who knows?
Regardless, I can’t wait for Sunday Night Football and the matchup with the Steelers. I’d love to cheer for the team that sends Big Ben riding off into the sunset.
Here come the playoffs Chiefs Kingdom! GO CHIEFS!