6. The preview of Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs
On paper, this is a total mismatch. However, the Chiefs have not looked through their first two games, getting stunned by the Detroit Lions in the season-opener, and barely got past Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Chiefs have only scored four touchdowns in their first two games, but playing the Bears, who are struggling both on and off the field at home in Arrowhead could help jump start the defending Super Bowl champions.
I know lots of Bears fans are traveling to Kansas City to attend this game. I moved to the Kansas City area earlier this year and had this game on my calendar for quite some time. But given what has transpired this week, one can only hope that the Bears do not get blown out by half time on national television.
On offense, I am very interested to see how much Justin Fields will ball out after a press conference this past week, where he stated he wants to play more loosely and use his skills. He is ready to take his career into his own hands, and going against superstar Patrick Mahomes will hopefully invigorate him and keep the Bears in the game as long as possible. To do so, the pass protection must hold up facing George Karlaftis and Chris Jones, who ended his holdout just recently and is still playing himself into form.
Defensively, Eberflus will have his work cut out going up against Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid. Tight End Travis Kelce, who missed the season opener with an injury, could go off against the Bears if the Bears can’t find ways to generate pressure against Mahomes.
You will likely see ex-Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who has returned to Kansas City and is now an offensive coordinator, making multiple appearances on television tomorrow. Perhaps he will make baffling decisions calling plays, allowing the Bears to stay in the game.
But overall, their talent on both sides of the ball will likely overpower the Bears late in the ball game.
Prediction: Chiefs 38-24