As if week 3 couldn’t get any more dramatic, now we have the epic Monday night match-up between Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, visiting Lamar Jackson at the Ravens. One of these teams will be 2-1 tomorrow, the other will be 3-0…who could it be.
UK NFL fans always get shafted on Monday nights, as the games don’t start until 1:20, and finish around 4:30am on a Tuesday morning. Unless you’re an insomniac, shift worker, or happen to be on cocaine, it is very unlikely you will get to watch these games in real time.
Of course we are in the middle of a global pandemic, so who the heck cares?
Lamar Jackson has yet to beat Mahomes, so you can imagine this is probably the top line of his vision board. Last year the Chiefs were able to smother him on D, as well as rely on PM to toss the ball all over the Ravens D. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, they don’t have a lot of those key players back, so Patty might find himself being run down a few times throughout the game.
The Chiefs struggled against the Chargers last week, so it gave Baltimore and insight into how to beat Mahomes. Pressure the hell out of him. The Ravens have a superior D to the Chargers, so they should be able to mess up his mojo throughout the game.
The Chiefs have an advantage in the weapons at Mahomes’ disposal. Tyreek Hill should be able to find some space, and Kelce will be looking to grab first downs in key situations.
This is a tough game to predict, and I have gone back and forth on this one, especially after watching the crazy scores on Sunday. That being said, I still believe in the Chiefs more in this one after their scare in LA last week. This will be a back and forth scoring fiesta, but I think that the Chiefs will be able to rally and win this one. Even if they lose by 1 point, I like them to cover in this game.
Chiefs 30 Ravens 27