Lockdown of the Town VIII

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Arrowhead Guys weekly tribute to everything we love about Kansas City

Welcome back to hopefully one of the last editions of Lockdown of the Town! I hope all of you spoiled the moms in your life on Mother’s Day. In this segment, we take a look at the latest COVID updates regarding the greater Kansas City area as well as whatever sports content we can find in the meantime. Let’s go ahead and dive right into it.

Restaurants Reopening

The most recent set of rules regarding restaurants have been implemented by Mayor Lucas and will remain in place until at least May 31st. Under the new rules, tables need to be spaced 10 feet apart or parties must be seated six feet apart. Frequently touched surfaces must also be sanitized every 90 minutes, and patrons are encouraged to wear masks until they are seated.

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All these precautions were hammered out thanks to the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and their cooperation with Mayor Lucas. Of course, these new rules aren’t perfect but it does allow at least 50% capacity for businesses rather than just curbside delivery. Hopefully this experiment doesn’t result in a massive spike in cases and we can see a resemblance of normal life start again.

MVP Mentality

According to Caesar’s Sportsbook, the consensus is that Pat Mahomes will become the NFL’s MVP once again in 2020. Lamar Jackson, last season’s MVP, is 13-2 to win the award again this year. The odds are 4-to-1 for Pat.

Interestingly enough, the MVP race appears to have a penchant for longshots. Four of the past five award winners had odds of at least 30-to-1 or higher, with Mahomes at 35-to-1 in 2018. I kind of wish I would’ve put money on him back then, but hindsight is 20/20.

Weekly Debate Fire Starter

The schedules for next year are finally out! If you haven’t got a chance to look at the Chiefs’ schedule, you can find it here.

As the defending Super Bowl champs who are expected to repeat, we will have a lot of teams gunning for us. Let’s not forget the annual drum that’s beaten by pundits about how dangerous the Chargers and the rest of the AFC West are.

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Most sportsbooks have the Chiefs over/under win total at 11.5, which is right along the lines of what I was thinking. I still would take the over because I believe we will win 12 games. We have the majority of starters returning and a very strong rookie class entering the fold. There is no way I can see anybody in the AFC West touching us, despite the fact they all loaded up on wide receivers so they can try and compete in shoot-outs with us. To that I say good luck.

What record do you predict for our Kansas City Chiefs in 2020? Let us know in the comments. And as always, stay safe Chiefs Kingdom!

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05/12/2020 10:16 am

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05/12/2020 8:32 am

15-1. The loss comes to somebody surprising after a turnover ridden bad luck game.

While Damien looked awesome in the playoffs, if you take out his two 80+ yard runs (which were awesome) he had somewhere in the 300 yard range for the whole year in total yards. CEH is going to be awesome in this offense and Damien is still going to get some touches too.

Overlooked pick up is Ricky Seals Jones. A true #2 TE who is going to help in the run game and get half a dozen TDs because teams are worried about CEH and kelce in the redzone.

Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
05/12/2020 10:37 am

Agreed all the way around.

I am really looking forward to watching Clyde in this offense. I love his style of running, all jukes and broken arm tackles. And I think what’s not being talked about enough yet (even though it’s been talked about some), is his route running on those short patterns. His cuts are so sharp, he broke open 5 yards of separation on 2-yard routes.

Defenses are going to have to assign an actual coverage DB to him, not just a LB or a box safety. Or they’ll have to play zone to keep him out of the middle of the field. Either way, they open themselves up to insta-death via a Kelce/Hill/Watkins big play.

I still do and always will think that the safer bet would’ve been to draft a CB at 32, and a RB later. I mean, that’s just always the “correct” strategy, in absence of actual crystal ball knowledge about how the players will pan out – you should always draft the higher-value position first. Veach took the riskier bet. But I really like Clyde, and if either Snead or Keyes pans out then it’s all good.

05/12/2020 8:31 am

Undefeated & sb champ

Worse case..
14-2 (+/-) one game & sb champs

Pending all players stay healthy & no major injury

05/12/2020 7:49 am

12 is about right and probably 13. Of course this is assuming no major injuries or the meteor of death not hitting the planet.

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