BFTB Roundtable: Week 2 score predictions vs. the Chiefs
t’s Chiefs week, baby. It’s primetime. Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes. How much more can you ask for?
With the fresh insight about Keenan Allen not getting ready, the chances moved somewhat from recently and it seems as though we’ll hit opening shot with the Bosses as four-point top picks, by means of DraftKings Sportsbook. The over/under is presently set at 54 places.
Cornerback J.C. Jackson also looks to be on the path to returning tonight which is a massive dose of juice for a secondary that already have plenty of experience defending Mahomes and the Chiefs offense.
Michael Peterson: I was this near picking the Bosses in this one. In their own arena and in early evening simply shouts like a powerful coincidence for Patrick Mahomes to have the round of his life, however fail to remember that clamor. I’m going full homer. The Chargers will shock the majority by permitting one score in the principal half prior to facing the hardship in the final part as Mahomes endeavors to pass his group to triumph. J.C.Jackson returns where he’ll make an impact by erasing Juju Smith-Schuster while the duo of Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack wreaks havoc on the Kansas City backfield. Orlando Brown is a good left tackle, but Mack is out for blood this week after feeling no satisfaction from his three-sack performance against the Raiders.
Justin Herbert will keep demonstrating he needn’t bother with a bonafide WR1 to set up places and move the chains. Anticipate something like one score from a job player this week.
The Bolts will play a complete football game this week and set the tempo for the remainder of the season after leaving Arrowhead victorious.
Final Score: Chargers 31-24
Matthew Stanley: This might wind up being the best game of the first half of the season. With that being said, I think this is a tall challenge for the Chargers to win. A) It’s on the road at one of the hardest road stadiums to win in, in Kansas City. B) The Chiefs showed in week 1 that they are still a very efficient and highly powerful offense. C) The Chargers are without their WR1 Keenan Allen and possibly still CB1 J.C. Jackson, though he will be a game time decision.
Notwithstanding, there’s a couple of motivations to be hopeful. The Chargers safeguard looked fabulous in week 1. The offense likewise looked great until late which was a mix of Lombardi, in fact, being too moderate and the Chargers game anticipating a ton of 3-4 then the Pillagers playing generally 4-3.
The Chiefs also have their own injury concerns. Kicker Harrison Butker is out, their 1st round rookie corner Trent McDuffie is now on IR, and their RG Trey Smith was limited most of the week with an ankle injury.
I at first would have rather not anticipated a Chargers win, however I’ve let trust (and publicity) creep in and I assume I see the Chargers dominating this match. The Chargers have won 2 out of the last 3 in KC and they are a preferred group now over they were the point at which they won there the year before.
I think the Chargers can, and will, win this game and I honestly can’t wait to see the internet break because of it.
Final Score: Chargers 34-27
Garrett Sisti: Justin Herbert will need to play a near perfect game and he’s going to be missing some key parts on Offense like Keenan Allen & Donald Parham. I don’t see the Chargers getting as many turnovers as they did last week which means I think it comes down to the final possession again. On brief time frame I think Andy Reid has this Bosses group prepared at home. I say Bosses win on the last belonging.
Final Score: Chiefs 26-24
I feel like the Chiefs have a lot going for them heading into this matchup. Thursday Night Football is always easier to manage at home, but this is also the home opener for Kansas City. Chiefs Kingdom is going to be in rare form, especially with all of the momentum the team has after last week. They’re also celebrating the 50th anniversary of Arrowhead Stadium, so I expect the crowd to be extra energetic
Keenan Allen’s absence will make Steve Spagnuolo’s job on defense much easier. On offense, I think the Chiefs are going to have to get creative in the passing game to limit Khalil Mack and Joey Bosa. That means leaning on the run-game, screen passes, motion and play-action passing to really thwart their ability to just pin their ears back. They’re going to rely on Orlando Brown Jr. and Andrew Wylie to win one-on-one matchups at some point in the night, though.
Assuming that the game boils down to extraordinary groups and the kicking game, this won’t be the week for the Bosses with Harrison Butker out. Perhaps that welcomes on a few additional fourth-down endeavors for Kansas City. That all by itself could be an ideal result given how Patrick Mahomes was playing under an entire week prior.