Believe it or not the first half of the NFL season is now complete and the Chiefs hit the halfway mark at 7-1. The 7-1 record far exceeds what many NFL predictions had of the team. The first six games of the season saw road trips to defending AFC champion New England, at Pittsburgh and division rival Denver. Many NFL followers had the Chiefs at 4-4 at this time thinking an easier second half would help the team achieve a playoff berth. Thanks to the top ranked offense in the NFL the Chiefs have surprised many to this point.
The Cleveland Browns completed the first half of the season at 2-5-1 and very possible could be an even 4-4. This surprise has been due to the play of rookie QB Baker Mayfield. Mayfield was slated to sit behind Tyrod Taylor and learn the NFL way, but the top draft pick was thrown into action in week three and he responded with the team’s first win. The Browns second year DL/LB Myles Garrett has led the team’s front seven to surprising success so far this season.
Speaking of surprises, this past week provided even more of them for both teams. All season long there was talk of the Chiefs this week playing against their old GM in John Dorsey and ex-Head Coach Todd Haley both now working in Cleveland. On Monday this week both Head Coach Hue Jackson and Offensive coach Todd Haley were let go. For now Team GM John Dorsey is still there.
Lots of surprises for these two teams so far this season and game story lines have been altered just days ago. However when this AFC match-up ends, it will be no surprise that the Chiefs high powered offense led by QB Pat Mahomes have another impressive showing on the way to a win in Ohio.
That’s What I REID Into It for this week.