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Lamar has to get the start right?   Hard to imagine it going any other way at this point.

Chiefs are currently favored by 6.5.   We need our guys healthy.

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Interesting note, again we have this compelling storyline where the #1 scoring offense in the NFL is going against the #1 defense in terms of limiting points.   Last time that was in the NO game and we definitely held our own there.   If Tucker converts a PAT maybe that changes the result..........who knows.

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Fighting a possible snowstorm in OKC to get there, but I hope to see Lamar start for ball control. If it's a shootout, Flacco has to play (if healthy). I could see a mix. 

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I would start Lamar as the Chiefs give up 5.1 yards per carry.  Worst in the NFL.  If the Ravens get behind by a couple of touchdowns than you bring in Flacco. 

I have no idea how the Ravens will do. In the Chiefs two loses they scored 51 and 40 points respectively.   

 

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1 hour ago, Satyr3206 said:

In a battle between good D and a good Offense, D usually wins. Looks too close to call for me. I expect a very good game.

Not in todays NFL

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23 minutes ago, Brian88 said:

Not in todays NFL

You happen to see how Dallas did against the Saints?

How about how the Ravens did against the Saints?

I wonder how many good defenses the Chiefs have faced so far...................

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Looks like the best defenses they've faced so far are LAC, JAC, and PIT.

They've scored at least 30 against all of those teams..........so hopefully our offense can beat that!   We shall see.

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7 minutes ago, Aglets said:

You happen to see how Dallas did against the Saints?

How about how the Ravens did against the Saints?

I wonder how many good defenses the Chiefs have faced so far...................

Did you happen to see what the Steelers offense did to the Chargers #7 defense last week, or the Giants against the Bears #4 defense? What the Cowboys did is more of an anomaly than the norm for this season, especially considering the Saints were playing on the road on a Thursday for the second week in a row.

The Saints completely controlled the Ravens defense in the 2nd half of that game. The Saints and Chiefs are two very different offenses though. The Saints came in looking to go run heavy and the Chiefs are going to throw more. This game isn't going to be at home either.

Scoring this year is higher than any other year in NFL history, it is pretty silly to think things aren't made to favor offenses.

The Chiefs have faced 3 top 10 defenses and scored over 30 against all over them. Marlon Humphrey looks like he may be a game time decision, if he is out I don't really have much hope for this week. I was hoping he would be the main corner to cover Hill and they would use Jimmy Smith to cover Kelce at times because none of our linebackers or safeties are going to slow down Kelce.

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Those are all fair counterpoints, I do think we will likely have to score over 30 to win.  But every time I feel like I get really low on the Ravens defense they come out and surprise me.

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1 minute ago, Satyr3206 said:

And last week everyone said the Falcons would light up the Ravens. We'll see, that's why they play the games.

If "everyone" was saying that than they weren't paying attention. The Falcons have some big names but they have no running game, a terrible offensive line, poor red zone offense, and actually score less points per game than the Ravens.

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As far as the QB situation for this week. I would start Lamar even if Flacco were 100%. Our best chance to win is the way we have been winning the last 3 weeks with long sustained drives and keeping the KC offense off the field. We aren't going to win a shootout.

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