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.
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.
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.
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.
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!