This is an open thread for game chat.
Let’s see how the BTB staff picked the game.
Here are their thoughts on why they made their pick.
Dave Halprin: Neither team seems to be hitting on all cylinders this year, but for the most part they just keep winning. The key this week is home-field advantage. Take the Chiefs for a four-point win.
Matt Holleran: Tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup has a chance to be one of the best games of the regular season. Both the Eagles and Chiefs need a win to keep their spot alone as the number one seed in their respective conferences. I think we see plenty of points in this game, but I trust the Eagles defense to make a critical stop more than I do the Chiefs. Philly’s defense intercepts Pat Mahomes to end it and the Eagles win the Super Bowl rematch. Give me the Eagles, 26-24.
RJ Ochoa: If we are being straight up this game is rather critical for our Cowboys as an Eagles loss would go an incredibly long way. This NFL season has gone chalk in a lot of ways and if that winds up being the case here then there is no use in betting against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. Give me Kansas City and let’s get the party started around here. 30-26.
Tom Ryle: How do I take a dispassionate look at this game when every fiber of my being cries out for the Chiefs to administer a thorough and complete demolition of the Eagles? Philadelphia is of course the last one loss team left, but KC is one of only two teams that have just dropped two so far. Both have looked vulnerable at times, and neither have been blowing out a lot of opponents. Mahomes is a plus, and is the main reason the Chiefs sit where they are in my opinion. I will go with that and take KC for the win in what may be a very entertaining, close game, but don’t be surprised if things get ugly at times between the players on the field.
David Howman: This game is going to tell us a lot about both of these teams. The Chiefs offense has yet to really find a groove, but Patrick Mahomes is still Patrick Mahomes. Meanwhile, the Eagles have had more than a few scares in close games, but beating the Chiefs would go a long way to dismissing those concerns. I’ll take the Chiefs, just because I refuse to bet against Mahomes, winning 31-26
Brian Martin: As a Cowboys fan, I can’t in good conscience root for the Eagles, let alone predict a “W” for them on MNF against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. Personal feelings aside though, I believe Kansas City’s passing game is going to light up Philadelphia’s secondary and lead them to victory. Give me KC by two scores.
OCC: This might be perceived as blasphemous by the kelly-green minions, but the 8-1 Eagles are ranked just 10th overall in DVOA, and their 7.2 expected wins suggest they have been lucky getting to their 8-1 record. The Chiefs on the other hand rank 3rd overall in DVOA, and their 8.1 expected wins and 7-3 record suggests they have been a bit unlucky so far this season. Look for the luck of both teams to change tonight, Chiefs take the win at home.