HOLBROOK, NY – Pleasantries aside re the Knicks making chicken Nuggets out of Denver and the Isles and Devs losing, let’s discuss the important stuff: Chiefs Best Bills, Harbaugh To Chargers, NFL Preview
Chiefs Best Bills
The defending champion Kansas City Chiefs had maybe their toughest game yet, traveling to Buffalo this past Sunday. The hype surrounding the game was real and the two teams did not disappoint. The two star QBs were as advertised in a AFC divisional thriller. The KC defense was able to do enough to keep Josh Allen at bay. The turning point in the clash was a fake punt by Buffalo deep in their own territory. That was followed up by a fumble by former Jet, Mecole Hardman. Despite the turmoil in the final seconds of the third quarter, the Bills had a chance to win the game in the final stanza. Allen unleashed a bomb to Stefon Diggs – that if caught – would have been a go-ahead touchdown. As is so often the case for the Bills, the pass fell incomplete. Even after this, Buffalo had a chance to tie the game in the last minute with a field goal. Once again, the snake-bitten Bills would come up just short in a big game.
Harbaugh To Chargers
Jim Harbaugh agreed to become the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. The team who has lacked culture and identity since the days of Philip Rivers. Harbaugh is one of the best “program builders” in the sport. Wherever he has gone, success has followed. The Chargers already have a franchise QB in Justin Herbert, but have one of the worst defenses and special teams units in football. Don’t be surprised if the Chargers are a dark horse Super Bowl contender next season.
The San Francisco 49ers take on the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship game. This game has so many underlying elements to it. The resurgence of Jared Goff. The upstart Lions. The pressure on San Fran to finally reach the Big Game. The game itself is fascinating as well. The Lions are coming off of their best season in more than a decade and the 49ers are on a revenge tour since losing their starting QB in the NFC championship game last season. The verdict for this one? Give me the Lions on a last-second field goal to shock the world. The AFC championship is another fantastic match-up, between two elite QBs – Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes. My two cents on this one: The Chiefs will once again represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
That’s all I have today. Feel free to comment below and be sure to come back tomorrow for our Greek Sports Philosopher, Aristotle “Mugsy” Sakellaridis.