Dec. 24 vs. Seattle Seahawks
Speaking of formerly-competitive teams, the Seattle Seahawks are very much out of the playoff picture right now. After trading quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks are trying to find their new identity. They have not reached the NFC championship game since 2014, despite dominant defense and Wilson’s near-elite play.
No Seattle player’s job feels safe right now, but quarterback Drew Lock’s starting chances should make Chiefs fans happy. Lock is the best-rostered quarterback in Seattle, and Kansas City knows Lock well from his years in Denver. This secondary will be tested though, as wide receivers Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf are amongst the league’s best duos.
The Chiefs’ defensive front should dominate the line of scrimmage against a perennially bad offensive front in Seattle. If they do not, that will raise some questions as this is one of the regular season’s last games.
When the NFL revealed the Chiefs’ 2022 opponents, Seattle looked like a tough inter-conference matchup. Now, after the Wilson trade, this changed things entirely. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll has his hands full with a young, under-talented Seahawks roster. That type of team does not usually perform well in an environment like Kansas City.