The Patriots play host to the Falcons and Chargers before their Week 9 bye, then they’ll start racking up frequent flyer miles. They play five of their six games after the bye on the road with trips to Denver, Mexico City to face the Raiders, Buffalo, Miami and Pittsburgh.
The Steelers haven’t been impressing the way some thought they would, but they’re still 4-2 and play the Bengals, Lions and Colts over their next three games. After that stretch, which features two road games, the Steelers will play five of their last seven in Pittsburgh.
From Weeks 9 to 17, the Seahawks will alternate home and road games. It’ll be a lot of back-and-forth travel for them, but FPI still has them favored in all but two of their remaining matchups.
Unless Kansas City can use the final 50 seconds to get a last-second score, we’re heading to OT at Arrowhead Stadium. It’s two-minute drill time for Alex Smith and company.
Chiefs 20, Washington 17: A game-winning drive in the final minutes against one of the NFL’s best teams with not one, but two Kirk Cousins runs for first downs? Somehow that’s possible as Washington sits at the Kansas City 45-yard line at the two-minute warning. Cousins has made some big plays to get his team in position for a potential game-winner, or at least to tie the game with a field goal.
Chiefs 20, Washington 17: Another long drive powered by the Chiefs’ impressive, balanced offense ends with a short field goal.
Washington 17, Chiefs 17: Kareem Hunt cannot be stopped. The rookie out of Toledo cracked the 100-yard marker for the third time in his four NFL games, and continues to be a force in the Chiefs’ backfield. His lowest single-game total yardage figure is 109 in Week 2 against Philadelphia. He’s already topped that on Monday night against Washington.