Monday Night Football this coming week between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills shines just a little less bright after Week 5 in the NFL concluded last night – Or does it? The clock struck midnight on the two teams that have seemed like the darlings of the AFC, as both were handed their first losses of the season, each falling to 5-1, and in surprising fashion. With both teams coming off a loss, who will get to bounce back to business when they go head-to-head on Monday?
Is it cool if I say both teams will? No, I’m not saying there’s going to be a tie, that would feel like such a waste of the matchup. Someone needs to add another mark to the loss column, but both teams can bounce back with a strong performance. Sportsbook Wire from USAToday.com wrote this afternoon that MGM has the spread at 4 points, with the Chiefs on top. I think that is a great standard for getting a “win” for the Bills, even in a loss, and more importantly for Josh Allen. So yeah, go ahead and put it on the Bills to cover, because it’s gonna be close, win or lose for Buffalo. You can even get a BetMGM bonus code to help you out.
I both love and hate games like this, because the narrative comes down to Patrick Mahomes versus Josh Allen, when so many other factors play into it, but the end result will fall on the shoulders of these two guys – justified or not. These two super-likeable quarterbacks will have Draftkings players and football fans of all levels tuning in to see a premiere shootout. Both signal callers show us something we rarely or never have seen before, and they do it almost weekly. Patrick Mahomes will be Patrick Mahomes, and Josh Allen wants to show that he deserves to be in the same conversation as the former MVP by keeping his team up with the Chiefs.
Both teams have something to prove – Kansas City wants to show the AFC and the league that the road to Tampa goes through them, and they’re fully awake now in their title defense. The Bills roared into the playoffs last season only to lose to the collapsing Houston Texans in the Wild Card. They were doing so well to bury that game until their beat-down at the hands of the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday night. The young Chiefs are the kings of the conference, and Buffalo is here to throw the gauntlet. The Baltimore Ravens and the post-Brady Patriots (albeit without Cam) weren’t worthy challengers. Are the Bills?
They should be worthy enough to cover at least.