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Time to get HYPED for the game, it’s Red Friday Chiefs Kingdom!!!
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The Chiefs went into Baltimore last week and absolutely dismantled the Ravens. It was pretty clear that the Ravens had a game plan going into that game and it was “send everyone at Patrick. If we’ve got 1 player in coverage that’s to much, SEND EVERYONE.” That seemed to be a mistake for Baltimore. In fact, I haven’t seen a beat-down like that since the last time I watched Uma Thurman dismantle the Crazy 88.
Additionally, I think Patrick having to face the bESt pLaYeR In fOotBalL was just the icing on the cake for him to feel especially vengeful.
Regardless of the reasoning, Patrick and the Chiefs were up to the task last Monday evening. But now they face a new but familiar enemy in the New England
Cheatriots Patriots led by Cam Newton Brian Hoyer tonight in yet another AFC showdown.
The Chiefs Vs The PatriotsEmbed from Getty Images
Welcome back this week to yet another RED Monday.
Obviously this wasn’t scheduled this way, we should’ve played yesterday afternoon, but with players testing positive from both teams the game was bumped to tonight.
We wish both players, Cam Newton and Jordan Ta’amu, a speedy recovery and buckle down for tonights game. Much like last week, the Chiefs square up against a potential Super Bowl contender but this time the defense that Patrick and CO faces will actually be good. I recently rewatched last years game at New England. The Patriots did a hell of a job getting to and hitting Mahomes. Ultimately the Chiefs won but it wasn’t easy. Heck, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses when facing Belichick. Mahomes is 1-2 against him and has struggled.
Now, I’m not going to put a ton of stock in PFF’s grading system but it’s good at least to reference from time to time. They actually do a pretty good job of reflecting what most see during the game and then in the same breath make me wonder if they have actually ever played the game of football before. For example…
Imagine thinking Clark was one of the worst players on the field……. Like seriously. He had multiple pressures, at least one sack, and most notably to take on a running team like the Ravens and did this to them.
Well all I can say is that I hope Clark and company have yet another terrible PFF graded game because we have the best running team in football coming to town tonight. The New England Patriots have averaged 178 yards per game rushing on 105 attempts. That’s alotta running. And honestly, its been working for them so why would they change? Especially now that Cam is going to be out, they are going to run the most traditional Bill Belichick game plan you’ve ever seen. They are going to play sound/disciplined football on defense. Run the ball, the run the ball, run the ball, play-action pass to hit seam routes and then you guessed it…. run the ball on offense. Playing keep away from Mahomes will be the game plan but honestly that’s what Bill has been doing for decades. Only a few years out of his 20 years in NE has that not been the case. The only way for the Chiefs to combat this is to protect Pat.
The Patriots aren’t going to blitz a lot, they are going to play coverage and rush 4 more than not. N no way Bill watches the Ravens game and thinks he can copy that that disaster. So like I said, the key is to protect Pat. Mahomes will need time for his pass catchers to find soft spots in zone or break free of man coverage. That will lead to points and that will, eventually, lead to the Patriots being forced to throw. And I assume we all would look forward to the Brian Hoyer show.Embed from Getty Images
And if that name or face sounds/ looks familiar to you…. well it should.
The Chiefs haunted Hoyer’s dreams in our first playoff win in what felt like forever. Rewatching that Chiefs defense made me a little misty-eyed honestly. Peters, Berry, Houston, Bailey … kinda a shame we didn’t have Patrick back then. But it is, what it is and it makes last year and this year all that special. So the chiefs need to buckle down again this week. Every win counts but these types of games are a little bit bigger.
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
- Our linebackers against the run and play action pass of NE
- Seeing how Ward is coming along
- Who moves into the slot to cover Edelman
- How the Chiefs D-Line stays gap sound against the Run Offense
- Belichick’s twists/stunts of the D-line against our O-line.
- Frank Clark the shark, doing shark stuff again. We need it
- Clyde getting going in this game. He should be a factor this week.
4 Keys to the Game
- KEEP PATRICK CLEAN.
- Get after Hoyer when we get the chance. He’s easily flustered.
- Win the Turnover Battle. 1 pick or fumble could be difference tonight.
- “Put the hammer down” – Mitch Holthus.
How to watch and Listen
CBS, YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, Sling
Chiefs FOX Football Radio Network KCFX (101.1 FM)
For Springfield Mo area it should be 104.7 the Cave
Off topic but I think EB is almost certain to be a head coach next year. I keep seeing everyone say Texas would be a good fit, but in my opinion that’s a tough gig take over. You don’t have a 1st or 2nd rounder in the 2021 draft, they have the highest payroll in the NFL this year, the skill-position players are not that great, the defense is not very good it’s kind of not as good as it sounds as basically DeShaun Watson and that’s the highlight.
I know that the Chargers haven’t fire their head coach yet but I’m pretty sure there’s a decent chance of it. If I’m EB I would take that job they have a really good defense. they have good skill position players they have what looks like he could be a very good quarterback who I think has a higher upside than Watson. The only thing they don’t have is team doctors and trainers worth a shit well that and a fan base but with EB they might get one.
Purely selfishly, I’d like to see him go to the Falcons (ie the NFC).
Totally understand and I think that would be a pretty decent gig also. One of the reasons it’s better for us is because we don’t have to face and EB lead talented team. And on the plus side for EB is he don’t have to face a very talented Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes lead Chiefs team twice a year.
Texans is the worst gig in the NFL to take over. Watson is already on a high dollar deal and the rest of the roster is full of holes.
Yeah. You’d have to be desperate or get a Gruden deal to join the Texans. Maybe Gase would take it.
I agree about the Texans, but I just don’t see EB going to a team in the same division as Reid. I know that wouldn’t be a totally unusual move in NFL circles, but I don’t think it’s something that will happen in Reid Football League circles.
Off topic but: BOB fired in Houston:
LOL at Romeo being head coach. He was lacking energy when he was our coach, unless he got on Nugenix, he will probably fall asleep before the game is over.
He was a decent interim coach for Kansas City
Breaking News. Chris Jones inactive tonight. Shaq Mason (starting guard) also inactive for NE. Sony Michel on IR
Damn, that cursed groin. That sucks.
I really don’t see us needing him against the Brian Hoyer lead Patriots anyways so hopefully he can get healed up for the rest of the season. If need be keep him out against the Raiders so he is healthy for Josh Allen.
This would account for a few things, if true.
Dinner ideas tonight, anyone good at making chicken wings??
It is more hassle than it’s worth?
If you’re talking buffalo wings, I favor opting for drumsticks, at least if we’re talking non-breaded. Wings are a nuisance, IMO, since if you want crispy skins you gotta render some of the fat out of them before deep-frying or whatever. Drums can just be baked, sauced – and then I like to pop’em back in to set the glaze.
Okay, thanks Brag.. I guess I’m going to try I’m headed to the store to find some wings…
Only Chicken I ever make is on a barbecue pit..Sounds easy enough
make shrimp fajitas Can’t go wrong with that
I don’t get the love for chicken wings….I really don’t. And I say that as a chicken lover. Chicken is my favorite meat source. So why would I buy something with so little meat on the bone. ?
i don’t even bother eating them, not to mention cooking them
Just like paying for a skinny hooker, momma already declined the wings, said the same exact thing you did.
Now I’m back to square one..
compromise. Make chicken tenders. You can fry them or use Buffalo sauce . Damn, I might have to make me some of those tonight
They used to be really cheap and so they were meat for the poor. Then Buffalo created the wing sauce and it gained popularity from there. They’re more of a snack food for me than a meal.
Kind of like barbecue meats used to be really cheap because they were tough cuts. Then middle and upper class folks discovered smoked brisket was good and the price jumped.
I hear that. Why eat chicken that’s all bone no meat?
Then I think of ribs and remember why. Flavor.
I am currently smoking wings. 200 for 3-1/2 hours then sauce to taste. Simple and delish
Kudos to the NFL for going on with playing this game tonight. They didn’t panic, they didn’t go along with the Caronabros in the sports media. They made a decision based on data . It would have been real easy for them to cancel the game. i say that knowing we aren’t out of the woods yet. They are goin to rapid tests the players and coaches before the game. So keep your fingers crossed for a little bit longer. But as of right now, I am happy with the way the NFL has handled this situation
I think the NFL should go ahead and move the playoffs back one week, give every team a Week 18 bye week “if available” (that is, to use for any make-up games needed).
I’m sure there are drawbacks I’m not thinking of. But if it’s just venue scheduling conflicts, then I’d think those would be easier solved now than later.
So basically a snow day?
Yep. It’s not my original idea by any means, been talk about it for a while. Part of it would be canceling the Pro Bowl.
The fire is still burning strong.
Let’s do this!
I’m a lot more worried about NE throwing to the RBs than I am about their actual running game.
Those four-man rushes are often zone blitzes. Or at least that’s what Hoodie has done to us before, when he had Van Noy and Hightower. Statheads and Oline critics would always clown our Oline for failing against 3- and 4-man rushes, but the Patriots who were chasing Mahomes around were almost always wearing a jersey number in the 50s.
That said, I’m a little hopeful this game turns into a blowout. Seems like the Pats just don’t nearly have the guns to keep up with the Chiefs, as long as the Chiefs don’t shoot themselves in the foot. And in the past when Hoodie finds himself in a regular season game that he’s obviously got little chance to win, he’s tended to tank it and just “we’re on to where ever.”
Build a lead and get key players out?
not sure if this has been reported on here, but this is big. Michel had a big game last week
Patriots RB Sony Michel (quad) has been ruled out for Monday’s game against the Chiefs.
Sony Michel being out is a big deal. Having both Cam Newton out and Sony Michel is two big parts of their offense.
I just realized the game starts at 4pm PST. I’ll still be at work and probably driving home around halftime.
Free phone football?
At least I have SiriusXM for the play-by-play
4-0 …. this is going to be a smack down.
I don’t watch the games usually. I listen to Mitch on the radio and follow the ESPN play by play.
I’ll be working during the first half as well.
Hahaha, I took off at noon just to make sure I didn’t miss anything..
Let the beat down begin
mmhmmm I like the way that sounds….