Congrats to the Kansas City Chiefs on not only winning the Division but also getting the first round bye for the number one seed. They will be the only team going to the playoffs from the division as the rest of the division sucked the big one. Let’s go.
Talk about horrible play calling and defense, the Raiders sucked on a whole new level in this game. You cannot get inside the 5 yards line of the opponent 4 times and score only 1 touchdown. Derek Carr returned and was 21 of 34 (61.7%) for 326 and a touchdown with 2 carries for 2 yards and a touchdown. Josh Jacobs has 13 carries for 69 yards. Nelson Agholor had 5 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown while Darren Waller had 5 receptions for 112 yards. The defense had 3 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss. Daniel Carlson was 4 for 4 on fieldgaols and 1 for 2 on extra points. You can’t be up by 2 point with 19 seconds left in the game with your opponent at their 25 yards line and lose unless you are the Raiders. This is beyond embarrassing.
Talk about pulling one out at the last minute. This game was more of a Falcons loss than a Chiefs win. The Falcons made two huge mistakes with a fumble inside the Chiefs 20 yard line and the missed fieldgoal that would have tied the game with 14 seconds on the clock. Patrick Mahomes was 24 of 44 (54.5%) for 278 yards and 2 touchdowns and a interception with 3 carries for 21 yards. Sammy Watkins had a pass on a trick play that was intercepted. Darrell Williams has 10 carries for 46 yards and 4 receptions for 27 yards. Travis Kelce had 7 receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown. The defense had 4 sacks and 6 tackles for loss with a fumble recovery. Harrison Butker was 1 for 1 on fieldgoals and 2 for 2 on extra points. This is one of those game you take the win and run away as quick as you can.
Drew Lock is doing all he can to force Elway to take another quarterback with his play of late. Can’t drive the ball all the way down the field and throw a interception on the 16 yard line. Drew Lock was 24 of 47 (51%) for 264 yards and 2 interceptions with 5 carries for 15 yards and a touchdown. Melvin Gordon had 16 carries for 79 yards. DaeSean Hamilton had 5 receptions for 77 yards. The defense had 2 sacks and 5 tackles for loss. Brandon McManus was 3 for 4 on fieldgoals and 1 for 1 on extra points. The defense played well enough to win this game, the offense not so much.
This was a slugfest. The Chargers won this one because of the kicking game and the defense. The offense struggled and scored only 1 touchdown on 4 trips inside the Broncos 20 yards line. Justin Herbert was 21 of 33 (63.6%) for 253 yards and a touchdown with 4 carries for 26 yards. Austin Ekeler had 10 carries for 45 yards with 3 receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown. Mike Williams had 4 receptions for 54 yards. The defense had 2 sacks and 2 tackles for loss with 2 interceptions. Michael Badgley was 4 for 4 on fieldgoals and 1 for 1 on extra points. Good division win.
Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos
This game will be all about draft position and who can tank the best. I just have this feeling that this one will come down to the last possession.
Broncos 27 Raiders 24
Spread: Raiders -2.5
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs will be resting a lot of starters getting ready for the playoffs. They will still be very competitive in this game.
Chiefs 24 Chargers 20
Spread: Chiefs -3.5
Week 16: 3-0 Season: 35-15
Have a safe and very Happy Hew Year my MS Family! Here is to a much better year for you all and for your families.