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Week 11 Primetime football features the most exciting game of the season thus far. The Kansas City Chiefs matchup up against the Los Angeles Rams.  Two of the most dominant offensive teams the NFL has ever seen.  Let’s begin.

Kansas City, led by the young gunslinger Patrick Mahomes, have been an absolute wagon.  Kansas City was the best possible place for Patrick Mahomes to ignite his career. Absolute juggernaut of an offensive. Side bar, I am, like most football enthusiasts, growing tired of the relentless pursuit of the nickname Patrick “Showtime” Mahomes.  This is a grown man in the NFL, not some peewee tailback playing Pop Warner football. A Nickname has to come organically. It cannot be forced down the viewer’s throat by the likes of Jason Witten and Booger McFarland.  Anyways, as I was saying, the Kansas City offense is loaded with offensive weapons.  There are no identifiable weaknesses in the system.  They have multiple top-5 caliber players ready to score on opposing defensives on every snap.  For that reason, the Chiefs lead the league in points per game and are top ten in nearly all offensive categories.

However, The Los Angeles Rams are essentially the doppelganger of the Kansas City Chiefs.  Led by the lesser talent, but still equally as productive quarterback Jared Goff, the Rams are off to their hottest start since the year of The Greatest Show on Turf. Like the Chiefs, the Rams offense is seemingly unstoppable.  Star running back Todd Gurley leads the league in rushing yards and has accounted for 17 total touchdowns this year (maybe slightly inaccurate but I am not going to take the time to “get it right for the sake of professionalism.”).  The man is a scoring machine.  Barring any injuries, or hiccups in the final stretch of the season, Gurley will be a legitimate MVP finalist.  On the outside, Brandon Cooks and Robert Woods have been productive and will have to continue to fire on all cylinders with the injury of breakout wide receiver, Cooper Kupp.

Now, Both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams allow a lot of points. I think this is mostly impacted by time of possession since both teams essentially score at will.  Either way I do not think either offense stops one another. Also, despite the elite rosters of each team, the most critical component of this game will be coaching. Andy Reid versus Sean McVay.  Old versus new.  Experience versus innovation.  Reid’s track record as a head coach has been established. Meanwhile, Mcvay is on the way to greatness of his own.  Executing the game plan and making adaptation at halftime will be, in my opinion, what determines the outcomes of this game.  Who will bring the best out of their young stars?

On to the fun/stressful section of this column, the picks.  Now, if you have been riding with me this season, you may have noticed that my picks have been slightly in the dumpster over the last 3 weeks. Well, no more losing.  Call it stupid, but I have a new sense of confidence about me that will manifest itself as sure-lock-bet-the-entire-bankroll picks for the remainder of the season.  Surprisingly, the Chiefs are going into week 11 as 2.5-point underdogs. But a 2.5-point spread is nothing. Literally a field goals difference covers this week.  The venue for the game was switched to Los Angeles from Mexico City, which swings the momentum back into the favor of the Rams. Plus, the Chiefs have been a much better team this year in the betting world.  So lock it in on the Chiefs and pray Aaron Donald doesn’t break Mahomes in two before the end of the game.  Or at least till a decent lead is established.

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