Get pumped. Arrowhead at night is about as good as it gets in the NFL. I am obviously biased as a Kansas City Chiefs fan but it’s not a hot take in the slightest. Plenty of people would agree that a night game at Arrowhead is one of the best experiences in the NFL.
Except, lately, for opposing quarterbacks. They haven’t had as good of an experience at Arrowhead. The last three night games at Arrowhead - the Steelers playoff game and the Broncos and Raiders last season - have produced awful numbers for the opposing quarterbacks. Check this out:
Last 3 road QBs at night at Arrowhead— Heath Cummings (@heathcummingssr) September 28, 2017
Ben 224 yds 0 TD 1 INT
Siemian 183 yds 0 TD 1 INT
Carr 117 yds 0 TD 0 INT
The numbers are very impressive when you consider that Ben Roethlisberger and Derek Carr are both probably top 10 quarterbacks. I don’t think Kirk Cousins is quite at that level but he’s close (not that I’m a Kirk Cousins expert by any means). Obviously the credit goes to the Chiefs defense. They’ve been playing really well for ... well for the last few years. There’s something about night games at Arrowhead though. The crowd is a little bit louder which gives the defense a little bit more of an advantage.
Last week, the Redskins defense at home made Carr and the Raiders look awful. Would it surprise you if the roles were reversed on Monday night at Arrowhead?