That was a doozy. Classic Tom Brady game. Never a doubt in my mind even when the defense looked like it was from 2009. Let's dive right in.
Prediction:Patriots score on first possession – I think
this is going to be a shootout and this is a tough prediction.However, I don’t make easy ones.Pats are gonna come right out the shoot and
want to make a statement and I think they do just that.
Result: Wrong.I think I actually picked the only possession
in the first half that they did not score.Big L for your boy.That being
said, they looked to be moving the ball effectively and the ground game showed
signs of things to come.I don’t have
much respect for the KC defense after that performance.They looked like the Patriots defense from
Prediction:Kelce gets shut down – After Eric Ebron
looked like a Hall of Famer, I think the Pats choose to not let Kelce beat
them.He will get jammed and doubled a
lot.Let’s say under 76 yards and no
tuddy for me to be right.I think the
Pats would take that all day.
Result:This one is a winner for me.9 targets, 5 catches and 61 yards.He was chipped and doubled all day.He was targeted on the Harmon interception
before the half, and I think on the Hightower interception too.If the Pats want to take a guy away, they do
it.It probably hurt them elsewhere as
Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill hurt them deep, but they were not going to let
Kelce beat them.
Prediction:Both Quarterbacks go over 300 yards – Like I
said, I think this will get pretty wild.
Mahomes threw for 353 and Brady threw for 340.I guess its pretty wild when both teams hang 40.Are the offenses that good, or are the
defenses just that bad?
Prediction:Pats Win 38-30– I like that the Pats are home
and most really big games they show up for.I think they take Kelce out of the game and force the Chiefs to beat
them elsewhere.Tom Brady moves the ball
all day long on a bad pass defense, and the AFC gets way more interesting.
Result:I was at least right about the shoot-out
potential.Who could have seen 43-40
As for the Chiefs moving forward?I’m not too worried about them.I respect them and they are good, but I just
don’t see them upending the Pats when it matters.They got two broken plays over 70 yards for
tuddies, the most embarrassing Tom Brady fumble that I can remember and a 97 yard
kick-off return….and they still lost.That defense is swiss cheese and not built for the playoffs.Now the Pats are within striking distance and
hold the tie-breaker.The AFC sure did
just get way more interesting.