Jim Mancari, Contributor
Kel Dansby: It’s a given that the Giants won’t go winless and the Chiefs wont go undefeated. So why not have both of those possibilities end this week? The Giants are feeling a lot of pressure and their backs are against the wall…again. If there’s any fight left in this Giants team it will come out this weekend and they’ll make a statement. I look for a 4th qtr comeback victory. Giants 28, Chiefs 24
Tom Uddo: I looked at this game at the start of the season and thought it would be a cake-walk for the Giants. This team is now winless on the season after three weeks and are playing worse each week. Their offense was anemic last week against a beaten up Panthers secondary and their defense was picked apart by Cam Newton. The undefeated Chiefs and QB Alex Smith have been flawless so far through the season, throwing for over 600 yards without an interception and RB Jamaal Charles is a game changer. Even worse; Kansas City has possibly the best defensive line in the entire NFL and after Eli Manning was sacked seven times last week against Carolina, it wouldn’t shock me if the Chiefs don’t take Manning down 5+ times again. This team is falling apart, and while I am always looking on the positive side of things when it comes to the teams that I cover, I can’t see the Giants leaving Arrowhead Stadium with their first win of the season. Chiefs 24, Giants 17
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Talk about wrong place, wrong time. You couldn’t have picked a worse match up for the struggling Giants right now. The Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead are traditionally tough, and their jailbreak pass rush may just leave the Giants more battered and bloodied than when they arrived.
They are grossly overmatched in the trenches and their confidence is at alltime low. The Arrowhead crowd will be whipped up into a froth and the Giants’ revamped offensive line will be subject to making the same mistakes they made last week. They still wont be able to run the ball and I fear the Giants will have to remove Eli for safety reasons again once the game gets out of hand.
I de expect the defense to play better, however. That will all depend on CB Aaron Ross, who was toasted several times last week (in all fairness, he had an INT), to not get beat deep and the defensive line (only 3 sacks in 2013) to finally provide some QB pressure.
All in all, I don’t see the Giants winning this game and I’d be completely surprised if they don’t get blown right out the state of Missouri. Chiefs 27, Giants 10