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NFL Playoff Preview – Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs

Here is Part Two of our NFL playoff preview as we approach Wild Card Weekend.


Baltimore Ravens (5) at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4)

This one could definitely be a mismatch. The bruising Ravens could have easily been the second seed in the conference and had the week off but will have to settle for doing damage on the road. Quarterback Joe Flacco has a lot of postseason experience for such a young player and the team added vets Anquan Boldin and T.J. ‘Who’s-your-daddy’ in the offseason to open up the passing game. Ray Rice has made Rutgers proud and is a quality back.

The Baltimore defense speaks for itself and has been their calling card for a long time. Old dog Ray Lewis can still bring it and will have his mates barking during pre-game huddles.

The Chiefs had a great season and took advantage of a mediocre AFC West to win the division and get a home playoff game. But they blew a golden opportunity on Sunday to wrap up the third seed. They could have went undefeated at home by beating the Raiders but their long-time rivals knocked them around.


That’s not the way to head into the postseason and the inexperience of quarterback Matt Cassell during the extra season will be a big disadvantage to Kaycee. Backing up Tom Brady doesn’t count and when Cassell led the Pats to an 11-5 mark  a few years ago, they fell short of qualifying.

If the Chiefs are to have a shot here, the running of Thomas Jones will have to be a big part of the game plan. That will be a tough task looking across the line at the Ravens.

No one wants to hear this, but the Chiefs will get over a quick exit due to their successful regular season. For the Ravens, this game means a whole lot more and they will be called a huge disappointment if they get ousted in this game. That won’t hapenn, though.


Baltimore will be way too much for Kansas City to handle and home field will not be much of an advantage here. The Ravens march on.

Ravens – 24, CHIEFS – 7

Photo by Bill Menzel

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