The Kansas City Chiefs may be without their best weapon, Tyreek Hill, but they remain a massive threat to the Baltimore Ravens secondary.
Before the 2019 NFL season even started, many NFL fans, let alone Ravens Flock, was looking forward to the week three match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs. Their 2018 encounter was a close one, resulting in a Chiefs 27-24 victory in overtime. The loss was Lamar Jackson’s only regular season defeat to date. Now seems to be the time for revenge.
While the game looks to be stellar, it will be missing a key star for Kansas City: wide receiver Tyreek Hill. While you can think whatever you want of Hill, and believe me I have strong feelings about him, he is undeniably talented and perhaps the best play-maker in the NFL. The Chiefs will be without him for this game due to injury. This is a huge opportunity for the Ravens to capitalize on KC missing perhaps their best offensive weapon, right?
Not so fast, Baltimore Ravens fans.
We can’t soon forget that the Chiefs still possess a plethora of talent offensively. To overlook All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a mistake in its own right, but the tools at his disposal are downright insane.
For starters, perhaps the best tight end in the NFL, Travis Kelce, is just as important to the KC offense as Hill was. His dominance in the red-zone must be top-priority for Baltimore to contain. Additionally, the Chiefs maintain some ridiculous speed at wide receiver in the forms of Sammy Watkins and Mecole Hardman.
The KC backfield is full of difference makers, as well. LeSean McCoy has seemingly found himself rejuvenated while Damien Williams is a fantastic asset in the passing game. Couple in solid offensive line and you can see that the Kansas City Chiefs still mean business.
It’s not as if the Ravens can’t compete with that offense, however. In fact, Baltimore’s offensive unit has looked just as good, if not even better, than KC’s. This game has the potential to be a very high-scoring affair.
The important thing to remember here is that the Baltimore Ravens defense, despite it’s talent, is facing a major test against the Kansas City Chiefs. If not for the team’s offense, Baltimore would have us all worried. Instead, expect a shootout vs. the Chiefs, even with Tyreek Hill shelved.