Weekly Grades and Predictions

With half of the division on their bye week, things were a little slow in MS. With that said we still had two games that were very interesting. Let’s go………


Denver Broncos

Where the hell has this defense been all year? When you don’t score a touchdown against the Patriots in Foxboro and you still win, you have really done something. Drew lock returned and went 10 of 24 (41%) for 189 yards and 2 interception. Phillip Lindsey also returned and had 23 carries for 101 yards. Tim Patrick had 4 receptions for 101 yards. The defense had 4 sacks and 7 tackles for loss with 2 interceptions and a fumble recovery. Brandon McManus was perfect on the day going 6 for 6 on fieldgoals. Overall the defense and kicking game won the day.

Grade: B+

KC Chiefs

The Chiefs signed Le’Veon Bell to a one year contract but Clyde Edwards-Heliare reminded them why they drafted him the first round. Patrick Mahomes went 21 of 26 (81%) for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns he also rushed 10 times for 36 yards. Clyde Edwards-Heliare was incredible in the game carrying 26 times for 161 yards. Travis Kelce had 5 receptions for 65 yards and 2 touchdowns but also had a fumble. The defense had 3.5 tackles for loss and an interception. Harrison Butker was 2 for 2 on fieldgoals and 2 for 3 on extra points. Overall this was a good road win.

Grade: B+


Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

Division games are always tough games but a lot of fun because of the trash talk. This one could be better than most think because Denver’s defense is playing pretty well. The Chiefs will have Bell for this game to add to that potent offense. Denver will not be able to keep up scoring with this team.

Chiefs 31 Broncos 17

Spread: +9.5 Broncos

Over/Under: 48

Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Chargers

The Jaguars have been down right BAD this year. The Chargers have been in every game they have played this year and have experienced some really tough losses. This week the Chargers get things back on track and get Herbert his first win.

Chargers 27 Jaguars 21

Spread: -8 Chargers

Over/Under: 49

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Las Vegas Raiders

This game has all the makings of a trap game for the Raiders after a big win and a bye week. The Bucs have been playing really well and their defense is very stout. This will be a barn burner but with a surprise ending. The Raiders get another HUGE win. (FO Lord)

Raiders 31 Bucs 27

Spread: +2.5 Raiders

Over/Under: 53.5

Week 6: 1-1 Season: 13-6

This should be one of the best weeks of football for the division. I expect a lot of mud slinging and trash talk leading up to game times. Here’s to a great week.

Love, JMC