Recap of the Divisional Playoffs

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Winning On One Leg

Was there any doubt that Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes wasn’t going to return to the game on one leg? No. In fact it didn’t seem necessary that he return with backup QB Chad Henne who led the Chiefs on a 93-yard touchdown drive that put them up by 10 in the second quarter. Of course we all know what Mahomes brings to the offense and he was forced to be measured in the second half. No scrambling and quick passes, but also a steady dose of rushes propelled them over Jacksonville. Going forward they will have to protect Mahomes from the pass rush and also himself if they want another trip to the Super Bowl.

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Week 13 Review of the NFL

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Patrick Mahomes’ Kryptonite

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was unbeaten in the months of November and December since being the starting quarterback in 2018. That has since changed with the Chiefs losing to the Cincinnati Bengals for the third consecutive game. It would seem that the Bengals have a formula for beating the Chiefs and it involves causing turnovers and having their QB Joe Burrow be methodical in his approach to keeping Mahomes off the field. A rather simple gameplan in the grand scheme of things. This win by Cincinnati has them in the conversation for a top-2 seed come playoff time. They are keeping pace with the Baltimore Ravens who currently are in first place in the AFC North, but the Bengals now have the tiebreaker against Kansas City and they play Buffalo in a few weeks. It could interesting down the stretch for the Bengals.

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Week 8 Review of the NFL

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Mid-Season Report

We have arrived at the halfway point of the NFL season. Here’s a brief rundown of who are contenders, outsiders and are planning for next season.

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Week 6 Review of the NFL

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Well Worth My Time

This was the first game of the season that I can honestly say I could rewatch and look forward to it. While it wasn’t what their Divisional Round matchup was last year it didn’t disappoint. The Buffalo Bills have earned the early edge of being the best team in the AFC after their win against the Kansas City Chiefs. Bills QB Josh Allen threw a dart to TE Dawson Knox for the game winning touchdown and he solidified himself as an early favorite for the MVP award. Health is always going to be a concern for any contender, but it especially will factor in for Buffalo. Their defense is without Micah Hyde and Tre’Davious White, although White should be returning at some point this season. Hyde was lost for the year a few weeks ago. Kansas City was in it the whole way, but the turnover bug bit them with Patrick Mahomes throwing two interceptions and they never established the running game once again. This could be a rematch later in the year in January, but for now Buffalo showed they are going to be a tough team to beat.

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Week 5 Review of the NFL

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An Actual Must See Game In The NFC East?

I’ve said for many years now that the NFC East is a Jekyll and Hyde division. I never know which version of the four teams will show up in a given week. Dare I say that may be changing now with the way the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles have been playing this year. For Dallas they are winning games without their star quarterback Dak Prescott. Backup QB Cooper Rush has been solid and the Cowboys’ defense has been among the best in the league. Their dominance was on full display against the Los Angeles Rams this past week, but their biggest test will come against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Not to mention the New York Giants are 4-1, but I’m not quite there with saying they’re contenders just yet. Assuming the Cowboys-Eagles matchup next week lives up to the hype, this will shape the hierarchy for the NFC the rest of the season.

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