Sept. 28, 2019
By Fred Liggett
Three games into the 2019 season and the Kansas City Chiefs so far have played teams they just met last season. This week the Chiefs visit the Detroit Lions a team they rarely get to see and the last time they played the game wasn’t even played in the United States. Chiefs fans may recall getting up early on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 to see the Chiefs beat the Lions at Wembley Stadium over in London, England.
Week four of the season is here and the Detroit Lions remain undefeated as they enter Sunday’s game at 2-0-1. The Lions have scored a win at Philadelphia and limited the LA Chargers to just 10 points in another victory. The tie came when the Lions tied the Arizona Cardinals to open the season. Each week the Lions have played better and continue to impress NFL followers. On offense the team has enjoyed a resurgent ground game to help QB Matt Stafford operate a more balanced offense. Lions head coach Matt Patricia has developed a defense that is rushing the passer better than the numbers they finished with in 2018.
For the Chiefs playing an undefeated team is just another Sunday at the office. In fact the Chiefs are the only NFL team who has played an undefeated opponent each week of the now four week old NFL season. There is some concern out there this week about the Chiefs playing indoors at Ford Field something starting QB Pat Mahomes has yet to do in his brief NFL career. The team’s list of concerns is topped by who they will be missing on offense like WR Tyreek Hill, OT Eric Fisher and possibly RB Damien Williams.
Speaking of improved defenses the Chiefs showed signs of players getting better using the team’s new schemes. DE Frank Clark registered a sack along with another newcomer Emanuel Ogbah ending the Chiefs win over the Ravens with a high player rating.
Playing indoors should only help the Chiefs offense as they try to turn the game into a track meet with their speed. The Chiefs and Lions will play one of the most entertaining games in the NFL week four schedule. When it ends the Chiefs will have overcome another team’s test on the road by using their record setting offense this time indoors as they improve to 4-0. Then the team returns Arrowhead next week to host a prime time Sunday night game against the Indianapolis Colts. That’s What I REID Into It for this week.
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