The over / under on the Chiefs-Cardinals game is 39.5 which is the lowest of all the games this week. That's because both the Chiefs and Cardinals defenses are good at not letting the opponents score points (unless your name is Peyton Manning, which Drew Stanton is not).
One of the players on the Cardinals defense that can be a big problem is Calais Campbell. He is a monster of a man at 6'8 and 300 pounds. I repeat: Six foot freakin' eight. He's one of if not the best player on a Cardinals defense that's ranked fourth in the NFL right now.
I was taking a peek at a few plays in the Cardinals-Falcons game last week to get familiar with some of the Arizona players and Campbell is one of those guys that jumps out at you because of his size. I knew I was on the right track when your guy Terez Paylor from the KC Star noticed the same.
DE Calais Campbell is going to be a problem. He's long as hell and will be matched up against McGlynn.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) December 6, 2014
Against the Chiefs Campbell will often be lined up against left guard Mike McGlynn, who has been hurt this week with a quad injury but is probable to play on Sunday. Jeff Linkenbach replaced him last week in the event he can't go this week. Either way, that is not a good matchup for the Chiefs. They are vulnerable up the middle (well, they're vulnerable everywhere right now).
This is one of those matchups you have to see from a mile away that you'll need extra help. The Chiefs can not enter this game without a plan for Campbell, however Andy Reid decides to scheme it. Reid is a smart guy so he knows this and will plan for it. You just hope that the plan works.
Campbell is good enough that he can ruin the game harassing Alex Smith, who has been sacked eight times in the last two games. Keep an eye on big No. 93 in the middle of the defense on Sunday. Don't let him be the reason you lose.