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HUGE Game Looms for KC on Sunday

Bob Fescoe
October 18, 2018 - 7:24 pm

For the first time this season, it's a bounce back week for the Kansas City Chiefs!  After an exciting 43-40 loss to the Patriots last Sunday night, the Chiefs play under the lights for the 2nd consecutive week and for the first time in franchise history they are featured in back to back weeks on Sunday Night Football!  So, I predict the Chiefs will win on Sunday and here is how they will do it.

1.  Score on the first possession- We have said that a few times about the Chiefs this year but it is so important.  KC leads all of the NFL with 34 points on their first possession of games.  In fact they have points in every single game this season on their first possession.  They need to continue that trend on Sunday because the Bengals score 29 points a game and that is top 6 in the league. I know this play isn't on the first possession but I love it anyway!

2.  Hit the big play- The Chiefs lead the league in plays of 20 or more yards this season.  36 times they have gone deep on their opponent, that's an average of 6 times per game.  That's HUGE!  If the Chiefs can get Cincy over the top, there is no way the Bengals can hang in there with KC.  I want to see at least 4 plays of over 20 yards on Sunday.

3.  Stay clean- Patrick Mahomes has only been sacked 6 times this season.  That is 1 time per game.  The Bengals don't really get after the quarterback all that well.  They are in the bottom 3rd when it comes to sacking the QB.  If the Chiefs can keep Mahomes clean, and with 2 new dudes on the offensive line it could be tough, they will win the game.

4.  Play good red zone defense- Bending and breaking is ok, but giving up red zone touchdowns is verboten.  The Chiefs will have their work cut out for them on Sunday.  The Bengals are one of the best teams at scoring inside the 20.  In fact, they are THE BEST in the league.  They hit on 75% of their chances in the red zone.  Time to D up!

5.  Get a turnover- 1 turnover is all it will take for the Chiefs to come out on top.  One Cincinnati mistake and KC will go home winners in this one!

Prediction:  KC 35- Cincinnati 24

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