Comments on Patriots-Chiefs
I was going to say that my thoughts about this game are similar to my thoughts on the Colts-Chiefs game–namely, that the Patriots had to control the clock, and limit explosive plays and TDs by the Chiefs. On the other side, Mahomes needed to make a handful of key plays and protect the football. If both things happened, the game would be a toss up.
But here’s something else that came to mind: If the Patriots play like they did against the Chargers, they will win. That might be obvious, I guess. But if they play close to what they did on offense, scoring points and controlling the ball, I’d guess they’d win.
Comments on Rams-Saints
I wonder how the Rams offense will play. Are they going to run a lot and run well? Or will they go back to leaning more towards passing, and letting the run set up the pass? I have no idea. If they run the way they did last week, it’s hard to see them losing–unless the Saints offense just goes off. I tend to think that won’t happen if the Rams defense play a minimal number of snaps/possessions and have long intervals between possessions.
For the Saints, I think they have to sustain drives, or at least can’t get string of really short ones. If the latter happens, I think they’ll lose.
Don, are you going with your “hard to beat ’em twice” theory?