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December 17, 2015 – Cheifs – Pregame

The Chiefs come into town with a 7 game winning streak and a very good chance of a wild card spot if they can win out their remaining games.  Suffice it to say that they are a hot team that is playing well and they have something to play for coming into the final stretch.  In contrast, the Ravens season has been over for weeks and they are struggling to find able bodies to fill all the positions left open from injuries.  Last week’s casualties included starter Chris Canty who suffered an injury ending pectoral strain.  For the remaining three games the Ravens are going to use a lot of different players at a lot of different positions to see how they perform in game situations.  This trial and experimentation of inexperienced players is likely to produce a lot of mistakes on the field and result in giving up some big plays.  That said, it is the right thing to do at this point in the season.  The talent on this team was exposed last Sunday against the Hawks and the Ravens coaching staff has to see what they have on their roster and more importantly if any of these young players are going to be diamonds in the rough.  Last week the Ravens moved Osemele to tackle and they are talking about putting Webby in the nickel slot and at safety.  Lots of changes to be sure in the final weeks but I don’t expect any of them to produce any wins.  The Ravens have only 11 turnovers in 13 games and there is nothing to believe that this will improve in the remaining games. Additionally, the Ravens offensive line is make shift right now and the running game will continue to struggle which will force a heavy pass game that will surely produce some turnovers.  The odds makers have the Chiefs by 7 ½ and I think that they will cover.  Enjoy the game and stay thirsty my friends.

 

Kansas City Chiefs hosted by the Baltimore Ravens –  December 13th @ 1:00 PM       Odds –  Chiefs by 7 ½

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Game Predictions
Score Ravens 17 Chiefs 27
Turnovers Minus 2
Net Rushing Yardage Ravens 79 Chiefs 131
Net Passing Yardage Ravens 238 Chiefs 281

 

Miscellaneous Predictions

  • Chiefs will score 10 points off of turnovers
  • Ravens defense will another zero sack game
  • Buck Allen will have over 100 all-purpose yards
  • Refs make terrible calls

 

Possible Monday morning headlines in the Sun Papers

  • Ravens tied for last in the AFC North
  • Beleaguered Ravens lose another one at home

 

Keys to the Game

  • Convert on 3rd downs
  • Commit to the run  – 30+ carries
  • Protect the QB whoever that happens to be this week

 

 

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