We're back with your first game thread of the day, and Chefs Watch is back for another week. The 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs host the 0-3 New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium, in a game that could get the Chiefs halfway to the needed eight wins. For those wondering what I'm talking about, the 49ers hold the Chiefs 2014 third round pick. If the Chiefs win eight or more games, that pick becomes a second round pick.
A collapse is always possible, but this Chiefs team is looking pretty solid. They are built around a strong defense, solid running game, and mistake-free football. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Some people have made their share of snide comments about Alex doing better than Kap, but I'm actually surprised it hasn't been worse. And of course, things quieted down a bit with the 49ers win on Thursday.
Whatever the case, the New York Giants have been a train wreck this season, and I don't really see any reason to think that changes this week in Kansas City.
The best game of the morning could be the 3-0 Chicago Bears at the 2-1 Detroit Lions. While the Bears defense has scuffled a bit, the offense has taken a big step forward under Marc Trestman. They are currently third in the NFL in points scored, trailing only the Broncos and Packers. The Bears have a lot of football left to play, but they are looking very solid at the moment.
And of course, the NFC West has its share of action in the morning. The Seattle Seahawks travel to face the Houston Texans, while the Arizona Cardinals travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Seahawks-Texans game will be an interesting one to watch. The Seahawks struggled in winning at Carolina before running off two big wins at home. We'll see how they fare on the road this week, a week before the 49ers and Texans square off on Sunday Night Football.