After a Sunday that saw a few key upsets in the NFL, it is important to check out the 17th episode of Upsets & Underdogs that ended up dropping Monday evening.
Will Blackmon and Nick Dais recap the Tennessee Titans dismantling the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cincinnati Bengals dethroning the Baltimore Ravens, and the Indianapolis Colts getting the best of the San Francisco 49ers on a rainy night.
There is so much to get into, so let’s dive in.
Here is the full episode:
Will the Chiefs make the playoffs?
So, uh, that happened. The two-time AFC champions were throttled by Tennessee during a 27-3 loss on Sunday. The Titans improve to 5-2 on the year, but the focus is on the other sideline after this one.
Kansas City was held to its fewest points since a 38-3 loss to Denver on Dec. 30, 2012. Patrick Mahomes was sacked four times, going 20-for-35 through the air for 206 passing yards and one interception.
Now, people are really starting to push the panic button on the Chiefs. That includes Blackmon, who went through the rest of Kansas City’s schedule. He predicted the Chiefs to finish 9-8 on the year after going through each matchup.
Do you agree? Watch this video and form your own opinion!
Bengals bully Ravens in AFC North battle
Another big upset on the weekend was the Cincinnati Bengals securing a 41-17 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Cincinnati now stands atop the AFC North and the AFC overall with a 5-2 record on the year.
Ja’Marr Chase secured eight catches for 201 yards. It broke the franchise record for most receiving yards in a game by a rookie, which was previously 177 set by Speedy Thomas in 1969.
Blackmon, who went against plenty of talented receivers in his NFL career as a defensive back, broke down what made Chase have such a strong performance. This is the type of analysis that only a former NFL player could provide!
Recap of picks
Both Blackmon and Dais ended up going 2-1 on the marquee matchups discussed in Thursday’s show. Blackmon took the Raiders, Colts and Ravens in those contests. Dais decided to back the Eagles, Colts and Bengals in those games.
For the season, Blackmon is 12-15 overall and Dais has a 14-13 clip. They are a combined 8-6 on their underdog picks of the week, which includes an impressive 5-2 record from Blackmon in this category.
Make sure to check out their Week 8 preview on Thursday!