A Statement Was Made
Say what you will about the back and forth between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers. The fact that the Chiefs just would not go away is a testament to their win no matter what attitude. Most would say that the Chargers with their young upstart quarterback in Justin Herbert is the closest rival the Chiefs have in the AFC West. That could be a reason why the Chiefs played the way they did or the real reason is how the Chargers dominated back at Arrowhead earlier in the season. Either way the Chiefs pretty much have this division wrapped up barring an epic collapse. Whether this will spring board them into the first round bye is yet to be determined.
They Returned The Favor
When the New England Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills in their first meeting a few weeks ago, they only threw the ball 3 times. The Indianapolis Colts took a page out of the playbook and only threw the ball 12 times against the Patriots this past Saturday. And why would they when they have the leagues leading rusher in Jonathan Taylor? He ran for 170 yards and had a 67-yard touchdown to seal the victory late in the game. This doesn’t mean the Colts played a perfect game. They almost let a 20-point lead disappear. Thus that 67-yard touchdown run by Taylor came at the perfect time. What this does mean is that the Colts will be a tough team to contend with if they just have Taylor run rough shot through defense’s that aren’t used to defending the run. Don’t be surprised if this happens during the first round of the playoffs.
It’s A Trap!
I hate to say I told you so, but it’s beginning to repeat itself in Arizona this season like it did last. That loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night for Week 14 showed me that Arizona figured it would be easy. That the Rams wouldn’t play up to their talent level. They were proven wrong from the opening kickoff of that game. The same thing happened this past week in Detroit. The Lions only had one win coming into the game. The way Arizona was playing, they figured Detroit wouldn’t make it a game. To the contrary, Detroit wanted to make a point that they weren’t going to let Arizona have an inch. QB Kyler Murray looked lost, the defense was awful and the offense had no cohesiveness until a garbage touchdown was scored with under 5 minutes left in the game. If by chance the Cardinals do miss the playoffs again there needs to be some serious accountable placed on this franchise. I didn’t think it was possible a team could do the same exact thing two years in a row, but alas here we are.