Jason Whitlock is not feeling confident for his Kansas City Chiefs ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Baltimore Ravens – despite their fantastic win over Buffalo Bills.
Travis Kelce scored two touchdowns on Sunday night as Patrick Mahomes and his team moved just one win away from the Super Bowl.
But standing between them is the impressive Baltimore Ravens and Chiefs fan Whitlock believes his team is going to be emphatically beaten.
Speaking on Monday night he said: ‘I’m a Chiefs fan, I want the Chiefs to win. I don’t think there is any chance in hell they beat Baltimore, in Baltimore, this weekend.
‘I think it’s a 14, 17 point game. I really do believe that. I think you can run on the Chiefs defense and I think Baltimore is going to run on them. I think it’s impossible, or very difficult, to run on the Baltimore defense.
‘We’re so devoted to the quarterback conversation that we don’t evaluate teams any more. Look, I could be proven wrong – Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, Steve Spagnuolo, it’s an unbelievable combination, got it.
But I think we are looking at one of the great teams in NFL history in Baltimore. It has been a long time.
‘I think this is one of the great teams ever to be assembled. It is dominant and physical on both sides of the ball. I think the gap between Baltimore and everybody else is more pronounced than what we have seen in a long, long time in football.’
Lamar Jackson is the Ravens quarterback who will try to orchestrate the Chiefs downfall – and Chiefs coach Reid paid tribute to him on Monday as he begins to work out a way to stop him.
‘Lamar is special’ Reid said. ‘He’s fast and one of the faster guys on the field when it’s all said and done. And he’s shifty. This kid, he throws it well, he throws it on the move well, he runs the ball well.’
‘We just got to stay on top of that part of it throughout practice this week and then during the game.’
The Ravens host the Chiefs in the first game on Sunday, before the San Francisco 49ers then meet Detroit Lions.