The mismatch of the weekend takes place in New England, and as the rebuilding KC Chiefs come calling on the fiesty AFC Champion New England Patriots in a whale of a mismatch. New England enters the matchup as a whopping 16.5 point favorite, and while there are some questions about QB Tom Brady, who didn’t play in the preseason, don’t fret Pats fans, this one will be over early.
The Chiefs are going to be running for their lives most of the day, trying to catch up with the likes of Randy Moss and company, while the Pats are going to try and take out some of the frustration of an 0-4 preseason and the media asking how this team will rebound after losing last seasons Super Bowl.
I have said all along that the Pats will not go undefeated again this season, but it won’t matter. They are still the best team in the league, and will have plenty of offense and a defense to boot that will dominate plenty of teams, starting with the Chiefs at home. Kansas City will get plenty of time to see how their younger players perform against the best, as Sunday they will have to play a team with some of the best at their position.
Herm Edwards has to sell his team that they have to play one play at a time, and win the battles each and every down. If they lose that battle, strap it up and come back again and win the next time. It would be nice to see some improvement from Brodie Croyle at QB, and for running back Larry Johnson to gain some positive yards and get the ground game off to a decent start.
It’ll be a long day if your wearing all red Chiefs fans, but take solice that your team is going to learn a lot about themselves in this loss. For the Pats, it’s going to feel good to finally play another regular season game, and good to see a victory on the scoreboard, a victory that should be well over the point spread.