Game of the week Kansas City at Baltimore This was supposed to be last year’s AFC championship game matchup until Tennessee stunned the Ravens. What a coup for ESPN to get this game on Monday night featuring the last two NFL MVPs (Patrick Mahomes/Lamar Jackson). Baltimore (minus 3 1/2) makes one stop to win.
Monday Night Football, playing against Super Bowl contenders, playing against a team that has really won most of their games since Lamar [Jackson] has taken over quarterback. For me, it’s any other game — but the emphasis is that there’s only one first-round bye this year. I think all these conference games are important, especially when you’re playing against teams that you know are going to have the chance to take that spot.
Their schedule gets tougher, but a 3-0 start and even average play from Mitchell Trubisky puts Chicago in the playoff conversation.