Looking at the Kansas City, Baltimore Championship Game
Baltimore will host Kansas City in the championship for a trip to play in the big game in Las Vegas. Kansas City beat Buffalo 27-24 after Tyler Bass missed a game-tying field goal. Baltimore rolled past Houston 31-10.
Lamar Jackson’s performance against Houston was a historic one. He passed and rushed for over 100 yards and had two passing and two rushing touchdowns. He is the first player to do so in the regular season and the postseason. The offense is clicking with Jackson playing out of this world and he is getting Mark Andrews back which is a huge boost to this offense. Defense is what everyone is talking about though. They shut out Houston in the second half and only allowed 58 yards total in the second half.
This Sunday they will be dealing with Kansas City’s offense and looks to have found their stride. Baltimore will have to get in the backfield to slow down this offense. Make sure Mahomes can’t scramble and buy time. He will either find someone or he will run for 15 yards. Also, stop the run, Isiah Pacheco runs like a madman and if he finds a gap, he will burst through it for a big gain.
Kansas City played their best game of the season last week against Buffalo. Mahomes and Kelce look to be on the same page. Kelce did not score a touchdown since week 11 but he scored twice last week.
Mahomes will face arguably his toughest matchup in this Baltimore defense. If we have seen anything from this defense it is hard to get open against them. Mahomes will have to create using his legs a lot.
Winning in the trenches will be important too and with one of the Chiefs’ offensive linemen hurt it makes it all that important to win up front. On defense, the name of the game is to somehow slow down Jackson. Give him different looks when he passes the ball but also watch out for the run from either him or one of his backs.
Baltimore has too much for Kansas City, I think they will roll past and make it to the big game in Las Vegas.