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Time to get HYPED for the game, it’s Red Friday Chiefs Kingdom!!!

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What a weird game against the Chargers last Sunday. The team looked off, felt off, and I believe EB even stated they played off. But thankfully we won and that’s what’s important. They got that all important first Divisional win against what seemed to be a tough opponent. This week’s matchup isn’t going to be an easier as we travel East to Baltimore to visit those clever Birds.

The Chiefs Vs The Ravens

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Welcome back this week to a RED Monday.
Thanks to a exceptionally clutch performance from ButtKickerDotCom, the Chiefs are 2-0.

And just like last week, we may need him to be clutch again tonight. As the Chiefs square up against a potential Super Bowl team led by current MVP Lamar Jackson. The obvious battle between Mahomes and Jackson is what everyone’s talking about but honestly I’m more focused on the kickers. To quote a great man…

“I like kickers. They’re the toughest.”

– Taco

I concur Taco, I concur… And Tonight’s game will feature the two best and likely toughest kickers in the game. Let’s just hope if it does come down to Butker kicking for the win, the Ravens follow the Chargers lead and ‘Ice him’.

When looking past the special teams units you’ll find the defensive units to be something not really talked about this game. Make no mistake, both defenses are going to get tested tonight. We shouldn’t expect this to be a 10-13 type of game, both offenses are just too good to expect stops every single drive. So if you’re a defensive guy, you might not wanna watch this one.

A quick look at some stats will tell you that the Ravens defense is currently playing at a high level. They have only allowed a league low 11 points per game and produced 5 turnovers in 2 weeks. Meanwhile the Chiefs defense is averaging 20 points per game and has had only 2 turnovers. Clearly based on those two stats, the Ravens have the clear advantage. But both teams have gotten in the opposing QB’s faces at a decent clip netting 6 sacks each with pressures both being in the top 10.

With the hopes of rattling Lamar and actually getting him on the ground the Chiefs might look at the last two weeks and see what the Browns and Texans did. While neither team continuously got pressure they did in fact get home a few times overloading a side essentially smothering Lamar in the pocket.

Speaking of Houston, game planning for Jackson and Watson might be similar. Obviously the style of offense both teams (Houston / Baltimore) is different but with a mobile QB the overall thoughts of compressing the pocket with a spying defender might just be key. Spying Watson helped the Chiefs get a win in week one, the same might be true of playing Jackson tonight. Getting a healthy Doran O’Daniel or Willie Gay on the field with that job wouldn’t be the worst idea around.

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Maybe even Sorenson or Mathieu from time to time. I think the Chiefs ability to move their safeties and linebackers around could confuse Jackson and give the D-line time to get home.

Regardless of the plans on all sides of the ball tonight, the Chiefs are going to be in a dogfight. We know it, the Chiefs know it, everyone knows that the Ravens had this one circled on the calendar. With only 1 team from each conference getting a bye (which I’m not a fan of), games like this become super important. Typically I don’t get worked up about an early season win or loss, teams are figuring themselves out. Basically, teams in September often don’t look the same come December and that’s due largely in part to either injuries or progression/regression of team skill. But we know the Ravens aren’t going to lose a bunch of games this year, so giving them a loss early would be a huge edge into the Chiefs getting a bye.

Additionally, the Chiefs have a tough schedule this year with the Ravens having one of the easiest if not the easiest schedules in the whole NFL. Conspiracy theorists this is your time to shine. I mean it does seem odd that a team that had a 14-2 record and was the number one seed gets the easiest schedule the following year… c’mon NFL, be better. But regardless, I’m looking forward to the game tonight. Hell, we all are. Ultimately, I think the end score will be close regardless of how the game goes, I’ve got the Chiefs in a close one 34-33

If you go to this game, take pictures/video sent them to the AG Twitter / Facebook / Instagram accounts (we’d love to see them) and always..

  Bring the Noise 

What to Watch for

  • How Spags takes away the Ravens TE Andrews
  • Ward making his return to the field
  • Who and IF they Spy Lamar
  • How the Chiefs D-Line stays gap sound against the Run Offense
  • Bounce Back game for Fisher and Schwartz
  • Frank Clark the shark, doing shark stuff again. We need it
  • L’Jarius Sneed getting another pick, I’m calling it now before all of you. ( I called it last week and it worked.) LFG

4 Keys to the Game

  1.   Staying gap sound of defense. Limit rushing lanes for all of the Raven’s RBs and Lamar Jackson
  2. We have to tackle better. Two weeks and our tackling is terrible. Cannot afford to miss tackles tonight.
  3. Win the Turnover Battle. 1 pick or fumble could be difference tonight. 
  4.  “Put the hammer down”  – Mitch Holthus.

How to watch and Listen

Game Time

September, 28th 7:15PM Arrowhead Time

Location

M&T Bank Stadium

TV Coverage: 

 ESPN, Youtube TV, Hulu Live TV, Sling

Radio:

Chiefs FOX Football Radio Network KCFX (101.1 FM) 
For Springfield Mo area it should be 104.7 the Cave

Live Stream: 

NFL Game PassFuboTV, Chiefs Mobile App, Hulu

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hmills110
09/28/2020 7:29 pm

I used to think it was Kendall Gammon making that throat clear sound on a penalty, but it’s apparently just a Chiefs sound effect on the radio.

saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
09/28/2020 5:02 pm

I have my Chiefs flag up. Go..errr you know what the drill is

zulu trader
Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
09/28/2020 5:31 pm

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zulu trader
09/28/2020 4:31 pm

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HawaiiFiveOh
09/28/2020 2:40 pm

I just hope both teams have fun.

zulu trader
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
09/28/2020 2:45 pm

Mahomes makes about $3 million a game. I wonder if he considers that fun — or work

Panzer85
Reply to  zulu trader
09/28/2020 5:56 pm

Considering how much he could hold a team hostage, I think he considers it fun.

zulu trader
09/28/2020 2:36 pm

2-0 Teams Heading into Week 3:
• Cardinals
• Ravens
• Packers
• Chiefs
• Titans
• Bills
• Rams
• Steelers
• Seahawks
• Raiders
• Bears

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saints_chiefsfan1979
saints_chiefsfan1979
Reply to  zulu trader
09/28/2020 5:03 pm

People are gonna figure our how good of a HC Nay is now that he has a QB

Slayer0810
09/28/2020 2:05 pm

Just wondering, can anyone tell me in which quarter we’re going to see Tyreek Hill (or Hardman, for that matter) absolutely burn Marcus Peters on a double move go route?

ChiefDog
Reply to  Slayer0810
09/28/2020 2:09 pm

ALL 4

zulu trader
Reply to  ChiefDog
09/28/2020 2:11 pm

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zulu trader
09/28/2020 1:12 pm

Gil Brandt

@Gil_Brandt

Two NFL milestones should be broken tonight in #KCvsBAL:

Fewest games to 10,000 career passing yards: Mahomes has 9,925 in 33 games (Kurt Warner did it in 36 games)

Most rushing yards for QB in first three seasons: Lamar Jackson needs 33 to pass Cam Newton (2,032)

Leaf
09/28/2020 12:59 pm

Last time I checked today was a Monday. But then again, what do I know

zulu trader
09/28/2020 12:42 pm

zulu trader
09/28/2020 12:40 pm

Graham Barfield

@GrahamBarfield

Most passing TDs in the first three games of a season all-time:

1. Russell Wilson (2020) – 14
2. Patrick Mahomes (2018) – 13
3. Peyton Manning (2013) – 12
4. Tom Brady (2011) – 11

zulu trader
09/28/2020 12:38 pm

Mike Clay

@MikeClayNFL

Easiest remaining schedule:
1. Chiefs
2. Saints
3. Chargers
4. Ravens
5. Cowboys

Hardest remaining schedule:
1. Eagles
2. 49ers
3. Bengals
4. Rams
5 Panthers

zulu trader
Reply to  01lowbird
09/28/2020 1:08 pm

yeah, I don’t know where they came up with that

zulu trader
09/28/2020 12:35 pm

Vahe Gregorian

@vgregorian

Mahomes numbers not as gaudy in first 2 games this season, struggled early last week. But as Chiefs close out September sched. a trend continues: With 5 TD passes/0 ints in 202, he has thrown 28 TD passes with 0 ints in his NFL September starts … during which Chiefs are 9-0.

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zulu trader
09/28/2020 12:34 pm

Adam Schefter

@AdamSchefter

Chiefs’ WR Sammy Watkins, in concussion protocol this week, practiced in full the past two days, a good sign for Monday night. “Tribute to the kid, he lived in the training room and got the knot in there worked out and I think he feels pretty good right now,” per Andy Reid.

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zulu trader
09/28/2020 12:33 pm

NFL

@NFL

These MVPs have redefined the game.

Now and @Lj_era8 face off again.

: #KCvsBAL — TONIGHT 8:15pm ET on ESPN
: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app

zulu trader
09/28/2020 12:32 pm

PFF

@PFF

Receiving grade among TEs since 2019:

Mark Andrews – 90.0 (3rd)
Travis Kelce – 89.9 (4th)

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
Reply to  zulu trader
09/28/2020 12:49 pm

Reason #47 I think PFF sucks

zulu trader
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
09/28/2020 4:33 pm

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zulu trader
09/28/2020 12:30 pm

Kansas City Chiefs

@Chiefs

#ChiefsKingdom roll-call!

Where are we watching the game tonight?

probablyamistake
09/28/2020 12:29 pm

Did I hallucinate the weekend? Isn’t today Monday? ?

zulu trader
09/28/2020 12:15 pm

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NovaChiefs
09/28/2020 11:37 am

Isn’t TV coverage on ESPN?

Severely Concussed
Reply to  NovaChiefs
09/28/2020 11:58 am

Correct.

Severely Concussed
Reply to  01lowbird
09/28/2020 1:39 pm

Only on NBC in KC area I think. I live in Joplin MO and I can only watch it on ESPN.

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