Each week we are going to have NFL analysts, media personalities and other podcast hosts give us their Chiefs Predictions. We take a look at Madden 2018 as well.
Here is our week sixteen pregame and predictions.
Matt Williamson – National NFL Analyst – Miami is one of the most unpredictable teams in the NFL. They are facing a hot Chiefs team in a very hostile environment. This should be a long day for Jay Cutler and the Phins. Dolphins 13, Chiefs 27
Connor Rogers – Host of the Sticktofootball Podcast – Miami is terrible on the road and the Chiefs might have gotten back on track after last week. Look for Kansas City to win AND cover in this one. Dolphins 13, Chiefs 27
Mike Renner, Senior Analyst ProFootballFocus.com – The Dolphins are still hapless despite the miracle they pulled off against New England. If anyone else in their secondary besides Xavien Howard has to guard Tyreek Hill it’s advantage Chiefs. Dolphins 13, Chiefs 33
Carrington Harrison – 610 Sports – Chiefs are rolling and the Dolphins (especially Cutler) appear to be a team that would quit to me if the Chiefs punch early. Dolphins 13, Chiefs 24
A quick review of the Pressure Points for this weeks game.
Cody Tapp – SportsRadio 810 – I think they seal the AFC West this week with another game using Kareem Hunt. Dolphins will have some ground success too but the Chiefs finish it in the 4th quarter. Dolphins 21, Chiefs 27
Mark Schofield – Locked on Patriots Senior Analyst – The Dolphins suffered a letdown after their upset of the Patriots two weeks ago, and it’s hard to envision them bouncing back. The Chiefs got the ground game going last week against a bottom-tier run defense, and they can replicate some of that success against a better, but still average, run defense from the Dolphins. Dolphins 7, Chiefs 24
Ryan Tracy, Locked on Chiefs Senior Analyst – The Dolphins win against New England proves they aren’t an easy-out. The Chiefs will need the key on Jarvis Landry know where he is at all times. They’ll need to corral Kenyan Drake who has proven to be nearly as elusive is Kareem Hunt. Drake has 31 missed tackles on the season in half the touches compared to hunt. Chiefs will get it done. Dolphins 13, Chiefs 27
Chris Clark, Locked on Chiefs Senior Analyst – Kansas City hasn’t played well this year being more than 10 point favorites but I believe this is the week they make that change. Nagy calling plays has stabilized the Chiefs offense. They will look to continue their stellar play against the Dolphins. Dolphins 13, Chiefs 35
A look from the world of Madden 2018
Madden 2018 – The Chiefs jumped out to an early lead against the Dolphins but Miami came back late and made it a game in the fourth quarter. Dolphins 28, Chiefs 34
What are your predictions? Happy Holidays!
Joe Montana, Chris Jones and (our) Seth Keysor
We are very happy to announce that Seth Keysor, the analyst for The Athletic, is joining us as the third member of the Locked On Chiefs podcast!
Long-time friend and conspirator, Seth will be a steady fixture on the show. Welcome to the fans of the old ‘Chief in the North’ podcast!
On Today’s Show:
- Joe Montana’s Chiefs Comeback!
- Where is he in the history of NFL
- Chris Jones film is better than we all thought
- expectations for Jones’ 2018
Safety Position Battle – Risers and Possible Casualties
On Today’s Show:
- Elliot Berry update
- DeMarcus Robinson a Favorite?
- Watts progression
- Safety competition
- Who could be a cap casualty
Pat Mahomes minicamp and the Defense’s Overhaul deep dive
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid ended mini-camp a day early, in part because he has seen impressive progress from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The Defense’s change ramps up. I review each level of the defense, looking at players Chris Jones, Derrick Nnadi, Justin Houston, Breeland Speaks, Dee Ford, Eric Berry Reggie Ragland and Armani Watts.
The front 7 gets nasty and the secondary is making plays. Linebackers remain the core of the squad.