“A lot of people probably won’t say it, Kansas City has a lot of great players on that team, but EB has a certain standard,” Hill said on his It Needed to be Said podcast (15:45 mark). “He’ll never let you get comfortable, no matter how great you think you are. … I miss the way he used to push me.”
Bieniemy was Kansas City’s offensive coordinator for five years from 2018 through 2022, but he is now the offensive coordinator of the Washington Commanders. Former Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy is the current offensive coordinator for the Chiefs.
I think what I’m trying to say is that this game feels like it’s destined to be a shootout, which is why you’re going to want to have your television tuned to CBS at 4:25 p.m. ET and if you don’t own a television, then you can stream it on Paramount+. And if you don’t have the internet, you can go to a bar. And if you don’t live near a bar, then buy a radio. I don’t care how you do it, I’d just make sure you’re keeping tabs on this game.
Although the Bills can’t seem to beat the Chiefs in the playoffs, that hasn’t been the case in the regular season. This will mark the third straight year that the Bills have had to play a regular-season game in Kansas City and they won in 2021, they won in 2022, and I feel like they’re going to also win in 2023.
The pick: Bills 30-27 over Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Another slow start on defense: As good as the Chiefs defense has been, the unit allowed touchdowns to the Packers on consecutive drives to open the game for the second straight contest. This one Kansas City couldn’t come back from, which used to be common when the Chiefs had an explosive offense. With the offense not as dynamic as years past, its imperative the defense get off to fast starts — so 14 points and 150 yards after two possessions and three touchdowns allowed in their first four possessions won’t cut it. The Chiefs defense is elite, but has to play that way at the start of games.
LB Jack Cochrane
Cochrane entered the game after Drue Tranquill exited the matchup due to injury. He tallied seven combined tackles in relief and while he was unable to force a turnover to help turn the tide in the Chiefs’ favor his effort was commendable.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Patrick Paul OT
HOUSTON • JR • 6’7” / 315 LBS
Donovan Smith’s contract expires after the season and while Paul is raw, his athleticism will put him firmly in the first-round conversation.
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That includes, Goodell said Tuesday, adding another international market to next year’s regular-season schedule. He wasn’t specific, but Brazil and Spain are the front-runners. An announcement is expected in the next month or two.
“We’re really excited about that,” Goodell said of entering a new market. “I don’t see that as much as expanding the number of franchises as I do expanding the opportunity for people to really just enjoy the game.”
Goodell was speaking at a forum that included officials from Las Vegas teams and events to promote the Super Bowl, which will be played at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11.
He said the league’s championship game will return to Las Vegas many times after this season.
“I think probably I would not have said 10 years ago that I would see myself sitting here for a Super Bowl,” Goodell said. “But I’m not surprised because I think the leadership here in this community saw the opportunity and had the vision. One thing I’ve seen, when they get involved, they’re going to get something.”
New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t hold back. Not only was he upset by a published report that he believes unfairly paints teammate Zach Wilson as “a kid quitting on the team,” but he blasted the organization for “chicken s---” leaks to the media.
“That’s a problem with the organization,” Rodgers said on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday. “We need to get to the bottom of whatever this is coming from and put a stop to it privately, because there’s no place in a winning culture where — and this isn’t the only time. There’s been a bunch of other leaks.”
Rodgers was referring to a report by The Athletic, which quoted unidentified sources as saying Wilson — benched two weeks ago — is reluctant to play again because of a perceived injury risk. The reeling Jets (4-8), losers of five straight, are making another quarterback change this week, with coach Robert Saleh poised to announce a decision Wednesday.
In case you missed it on Arrowhead Pride
4. Dallas Cowboys (5th)
Dak’s cadence is the best. “Heeeere we gooooooo.”
5. Miami Dolphins (6th)
Why does Tyreek always have to tweet an emoji or two during Chiefs games?
6. Kansas City Chiefs (4th)
I guess we’ll finally find out how Patrick Mahomes will play on the road in the playoffs.