Ladies and Gents’, I’ve missed you all dearly this week. I felt that the previous What to Watch for thread wasn’t very thrilling, so we will be implementing a few minor changes this week.
- First, no more predictions. Ever since I started making them the Kansas City Chiefs have been losing. So we are going to cut that out immediately
- Second, I want to hear some suggestions from you all. What will you be watching for this week? Click my profile and shoot me an e-mail.
- I will also be adding a weekly ‘Game to Watch for’ that isn’t the Chiefs game. I won’t go in depth, but I know many of you watch multiple games on Sundays and I will just let you know what else I will be watching. Hopefully these spice things up a bit
So lets get started:
I am really anxious to see if Arrowhead Stadium will be rockin’ or not. I think all Chiefs fans are very excited about the direction this team is going, but Kansas City has a tendency to be a ‘fair-whether fan’ city. We are great fans when the teams are playing well. Now I am by no means saying this applies to all of you. I know plenty of people, myself included, that are die-hards win or lose. All I am saying is we haven’t had a completely full stadium since Monday Night Football; even during the San Francisco 49er beat down.
I have NO DOUBT that the defense will rebound after last week. The D has been the strong point of this team all season; last week being the exception. The Houston Texans have an incredibly explosive offense, and sometimes they are nearly impossible to stop. With that being said, this is a good week to test our ability to bounce back. Maurice Jones-Drew is a very good running back and David Garrard can catch fire occasionally (although he may miss this game due to injury). Nevertheless, the Tennessee Titans held this offense to an impressive 3 points, and I don’t see why we can’t do the same.
Matt Cassel is coming off of his best statistical start as a Chief. I know, I know, the Texans have the worst pass D in the NFL, it’s a fluke right? The truth is, I really don’t know; that’s why this is in my WTWF thread. I think Cassel made a lot of very good throws last week. I don’t care who is playing defense. The first TD to Dwayne Bowe was a fantastic throw. Cassel managed the game, didn’t turn the ball over and played very smart football. Jacksonville doesn’t have a very good pass defense either, so it will be interesting to see how Matt follows up last weeks performance.
What to Watch for: Across the NFL
New England @ San Diego
This game should be a decent one. The San Diego Chargers have suffered some harsh defeats over the last few weeks, and the New England Patriots lost a key part of their offense. Last week, the Chargers took another step back and the Patriots seemed to chug along without missing a beat. This could be a make-it-or-break-it game for the Chargers. A loss here, with the Chiefs completing the hardest part of the schedule, could potentially erase San Diego’s playoff hopes.
Honorable Mention: Oakland @ Denver, Minnesota @ Green Bay