This Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will be taking on an opponent similar to their 2012 team in the New York Giants. The G-Men are this season’s front runners for “Underachieving Mess of the Year” — an award taken home by Kansas City in 2012.
I don’t see things getting better for the hapless Giants in Week 4. A bounce-back game against a tough Chiefs defense with the ravenous Arrowhead crowd on their side is a very tall order. Kansas City leads the NFL in turnover ratio with a +9 mark and sacks with 15. They will be facing the owners of the league’s worst turnover ratio with a -9 mark who are also tied for second worst in the NFL allowing 11 sacks.
If New York wants any chance at a competitive game, they must hit KC’s biggest weakness — the offensive line. They are young and have been very inconsistent thus far. Both the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles had success getting to the quarterback, and in both games it was the biggest factor in keeping the contest close.
Below average performances from the Chiefs’ offense have been bailed out by tremendous performances from the defense in the past two weeks. It’s not impossible for the Giants to win this game. If they can stop handing their opponent the ball, and halt the KC offense, which has been beatable to this point, an upset is possible.
It’s possible, but extremely unlikely. I’m not sure if there is a worse opponent to face for an erratic offense looking for some stability than the Chiefs. They are aggressive, confusing, and have outstanding playmakers all over the field. The Kansas City offense may stall a bit, but they won’t make nearly as many mistakes as the Giants. Including the playoffs, you have to go back 25 starts for Alex Smith to top the amount of interceptions Eli Manning has thrown in just three games this season.
I think we’re going to see a blowout. The Chiefs are confident, smart and organized. The Giants are… not.
Prediction: Kansas City over New York, 30-6