I'd rather be favored.
Credit the Chiefs for making the Ravens look dazed, confused and BAD.
28-10 at halftime and the Chiefs cruised after that to a 14 point win.
It was close for about 5 mins to begin the game.
There's no good way to defend Mahomes; he's like Wilson in so many ways. Take away 1 thing and he'll make you look foolish another way. His supporting cast makes it easy for him. The Chiefs are an experienced team, they're great on both sides of the trenches, they have great weapons, their defense is very good, their offensive scheme is brilliant and they have Mahomes to take advantage of every little mistake by the opponent. To me, they're like the Seahawks on steroids. Their cap will catch up with them in 2-3 years but for now this is their league and any games they lose will be because they beat themselves...they are human after all.
Odds: Chiefs by 7 (Heavy favorites) Just the third time over the past 18 years that the Pats have been an underdog of a touchdown or more.
My expectations: This is going to be a rough, possibly ugly game. We may even get embarrassed the way the Ravens did last night. I've vowed not to use it as a barometer for how good the Patriots can be at the end of the season; we're not even close to a finished product yet. No injuries please.
Yeah, I'd rather be favored, for sure.