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Kansas City Chiefs Host Baltimore Ravens: Five Things to Watch

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1; and here are five things to watch:

1. Irresistible force … meets solid object

 NFL: Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens

Tommy Gilligan-USA Today Sports

Chiefs have played some good defenses this season. They have played three of the top ten points and beat two of them. They have scored three out of the 10 top allowed yardage and three of the top 10 in meters allowed per game. They have already had six of the top ten teams in network environments per try on their schedule and became victorious against five of them. Four out of the top ten in the run-point percentage have fallen to the managers.

The Ravens ranked first in each of the statistical categories.

To put it simple, Rav’s defense is all about good. But it has some weaknesses. Only one defensive unit has forced fewer sales, so it’s not worrying that only one defense has a lower listening share. They are good at getting quarterback presses and bags, but not good .

One can say that the Ravens are the type of opposite of the modern NFL defense.

What do I mean?

If you have followed the media buzz about NFL’s “Offensive Explosion” this season you know the theory: that it is now possible to build a championship caliber team with a powerful crime and an average ( or even weak) defense – as long as the defense can create sales and bags that will stop enough opponent devices that you can override them . ] In short … a team like Kansas City Chiefs.

So in the game we have a team based on the modern model facing an old school’s highest defense – exactly of games that many Chiefs fans have been worried about having to play in the postseason. And it will be played in the nearest playoff conditions: in cold weather, much on the line for both teams.

If the bosses win, it will help validate the newfound theory. But if they were to lose, those who have been worried about the bosses in the fall season will have even more sleepless nights ahead of them in January.

2nd The New Ravens Offensive

 NFL: Baltimore Ravens in Atlanta Falcons

Dale Zanine USA Today Sports

During the week 6, Ravens was 4-2 – including victories over Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos. But then came matches against New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and their second division game with Steelers. The Ravens lost all three – and to make things worse, quarterback Joe Flacco suffered a hip injury in the Steelers game.

Flacco finished the game – saying afterwards it had not affected him – but after his week 10 hesitated rookie Lamar Jackson overturned Robert Griffin III to become the first quarterback.

The ravens have been a completely different offensive team with Jackson. With Flacco’s start, the team made an average of 274 fitting turns per game. With Jackson, the team is on average 156. During Flacco Ravens became 93 meters rush per game. Under Jackson there have been 239 – and Jackson has accounted for 88 of these laps in each game. The ravens have used him as a rushing weapon – just a handful of Jackson’s 54 berries have become scrambles – and have won three games against Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons in the process.

It would be fair to say To beat the three teams is not so much an achievement – their total record is 11-25 – but just the same, it’s not easy to win NFL games under any circumstances. It will be fascinating to see how this game is playing – which for us to …

3. Chiefs Game Plan

 NFL: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs

Denny Medley USA TODAY Sports

In view of the success, Ravens has run the ball in recent weeks with his rookie quarterback in the mix, what would your game plan being?

Focus on stopping the running game and force Jackson to try to hit you over the top and hope you can force him to make mistakes? Jackson has thrown four interceptions in the three games he has been the first quarterback, so it may be an approach worth considering – except that the managers have been pretty bad to stop the race! With a few exceptions in individual games, the opponents have quite a hurry on the will against Kansas City.

Another way to achieve the same result: get a great lead early, which would also force Ravens to abandon the running game. This approach has worked in a number of team victories this season. But that also can be hard to do because the Raven’s defense is so good – probably better than any defense that the bosses have met so far.

So one of the things we can learn this week is whether Chiefs who run defense have been bad because a) some players have failed to implement, b) the defensive system is terrible, or c) the bosses are willing to admit it running game to remove great fitting gigs – one thing most certainly can beat a quick punishment that Chiefs has.

Or we can learn that Chiefs offensive is so good that even a well-balanced defense can not stop it – making the trouble with

So, regardless of how the managers choose to plan for this game, will be performing ] to become a key factor. They will not be able to afford mistakes on any defense or crime.

4th Ware West, Williams and Williams LLC

 NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

Kyle Terada USA TODAY Sports

I think really not about the term “run back by the committee”. It takes back too many memories of Chiefs teams that can give rise to vacuum cleaners, but doing something else offensive. I mean … seriously! Why ” three lap and a cloud of dust”? Why not four? Or five? Would not it work much better?

I prefer the very term limited liability company to describe what the managers will do with their running backs now that Kareem Hunt is no longer on the list. Why not? Is it not a group of individual players who will utilize their individual strengths towards achieving a company’s goals while engaging in ways that minimize their personal deficiencies?

In fact, an LLC of varieties has been the norm for the managers this season anyway – Players – Untitled-Kareem Hunt has been on the field for 27 percent of team’s springbacks before the Oakland Raiders game – but now we’ll see something a bit different.

The company’s press release would read something like this:

Following some personal decisions that reflected hard on the company, the board has voted to remove Hunt, giving Spencer Ware the corner office. Charcandrick West – Removed by the Board after a cost-benefit analysis in September – has now returned as a senior partner, but will primarily serve as an advisor. The two junior associations Damien Williams and his brother-of-other-mother, Darrel Williams – will now see an increased role in daily activities; In particular, Darrel has distinguished himself in the Special Projects Division and deserves this campaign.

Although West has returned as a senior partner, do not expect him to be seen on the field with Chiefs’ retirement often. As AP Nerd Squad’s Matt Lane argued on Monday Chiefs Darrel Williams held on the original 53-man artist for a reason : because they believe he can produce . So far, he has not had much opportunity to show what he can do in a crash because three backbones were in front of him on the depth chart, so the managers have used him on special teams. Now that this number has been reduced to two, Darrel Williams will start getting some offensive snaps.

So west has not come in to be a backup that goes back. Just like players like Frank Zombo and Nate Orchard, West – in general – is on the team to accommodate younger players on special teams, as they are now needed for crime or defense . Meanwhile, something bad should happen – for example, Ware and Damien Williams are both knocked out of a game – West has enough knowledge to enter without having the first team’s practical snaps during the week.

5th Old Home Week

 Baltimore Ravens Towards Philadelphia Eagles

Ravens Trainer John Harbaugh is one of Seven (!) Current NFL Trainer who has served under Andy Reid as Assistant Trainer. Together with former Chiefs offensive co-ordinator Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy, include other Ron Rivera, Pat Shurmur, Todd Bowles and Sean McDermott.

In addition, Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was served during Reid from 2003 to 2012 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

To say that these coaches know (and respect) each other is an understatement.

You can expect these men to be able to make good guess about what the others will do – and want to run surprises on each other as well. It would not be shocking for any of them to stamp out an exotic game that they discussed years ago – but never used to – to get a leg up in this game.

But now I get up this subject for the second week in a row, a thought seems to me: after as many years as a head coach – and with so many active NFL coaches now on his coaching tree – is a part Because of the fact that Andy Reid has been so successful in Kansas City just because he knows so many other coaches so well, can he predict what to do with him?

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