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Week 15: Kansas City Chiefs

Nov 01, 2015; London, United Kingdom; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid reviews his play notes during the second half against the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Dec. 20, 1:00 p.m. EST

The Chiefs are a lot like the Ravens. They had lofty expectations to win their division and make a run at a championship. That hasn’t been the case, however, as they are 3-5 entering their bye week and have a rough schedule leading up to the game in Baltimore.

Kansas City has played well as of late, winning their last two games, including a 45-10 beat down on the Detroit Lions that’s cost some members of the Lions staff their jobs. They did that without Jamaal Charles in the lineup, who is out with a torn ACL. The running game has been the catalyst as they have rushed for 344 yards in the last two games with Charcandrick West taking over as the lead back.

Alex Smith is the type of quarterback that is difficult to force into making mistakes so this is a game in which the offense needs to step up. The Chiefs have a solid defense with Justin Houston, Eric Berry and first-round pick Marcus Peters that can give any team troubles. For Baltimore to get a win here, they must win the turnover battles get to Smith. Tough task for a team that has struggled to both all season.

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