A very unpredictable match on paper pitting top of the NFC East Dallas and second AFC West Kansas City. Chiefs go into this one on a 3-0 run with Pat Mahomes back to true form. The Chiefs’ defense carried the day for them shutting , not conceding any TDs led by Ward number 35. In truth Dak Prescott was slightly the better of the two QBs with a success rate of 65% to Pat’s 62% although the two interceptions Dak had tell their own story. The defense for Chiefs particularly visible in the second half but the offense in the first half was subline. First TD of the match going to Travis Kelce 0-0 10:10 1st down. His give and go dummy made it possible, helped by his teammates to power home 6 points. The Chiefs reduced the Cowboys to just field goals for which Greg Zuerlin was impeccable with 3/3 . One was an impressive 33 yard kick to make it 9-3 although more risk taking was needed in the third and fourth downs as the clock ticked in half number two.

Dak sacked early at 6-0 09:00 on third down with that moment indecision typical of the Cowboys on the day. He would be sacked four more times in the match. The Match wasn’t exactly out of sight for Dallas when Clyde made it 15-3 but the Cowboys couldn’t cope with the sheer power of Kansas City offense. Check out number 17 Mecole Hardman come within a yard of the EZ on the 9-3 second quarter 14:50 in just the second down and 10. With a manageable 13 points deficit , Dallas needed to get the likes of Dalton Shultz and Michael Gallup in the dangerous 20 yard and 10 yard zone. Both receivers couldn’t get 60 yards each as they found the Chiefs impenetrable. Cowboys also missed CeeDee Lamb who went out under concussion protocol. Chiefs now 7-4 after a rocky start to the new season, Cowboys losing the second match in three but they still sitting pretty with a 7-3 record.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

NFC EASTWLT PCTPFPANet PtsHomeRoadDivPctConfPctNon-ConfStrkLast 5
Dallas Cowboys7300.700293214794 – 1 – 03 – 2 – 02 – 0 – 01.0005 – 1 – 00.8332 – 2 – 01L3 – 2 – 0
Philadelphia Eagles5600.455297260371 – 4 – 04 – 2 – 00 – 1 – 00.0004 – 3 – 00.5711 – 3 – 02W3 – 2 – 0
Washington Football Team4600.400212267-552 – 3 – 02 – 3 – 01 – 0 – 01.0004 – 2 – 00.6670 – 4 – 02W2 – 3 – 0
New York Giants3600.333179216-37

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OVERRALL

NFC TeamWLT RANKPCTPFPANet PtsHomeRoadDivPctConfPctNon-ConfStrkLast 5
Arizona Cardinals92010.8183102021083 – 2 – 06 – 0 – 04 – 0 – 01.0005 – 2 – 00.7144 – 0 – 01W3 – 2 – 0
Green Bay Packers83020.727247214334 – 0 – 04 – 3 – 02 – 1 – 00.6676 – 2 – 00.7502 – 1 – 01L3 – 2 – 0
Dallas Cowboys73030.700293214794 – 1 – 03 – 2 – 02 – 0 – 01.0005 – 1 – 00.8332 – 2 – 01L3 – 2 – 0

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OVERRALL

AFC TeamWLT RANKPCTPFPANet PtsHomeRoadDivPctConfPctNon-ConfStrkLast 5
Tennessee Titans83010.727291254374 – 2 – 04 – 1 – 03 – 1 – 00.7505 – 2 – 00.7143 – 1 – 01L4 – 1 – 0
Baltimore Ravens73020.700247230174 – 1 – 03 – 2 – 00 – 1 – 00.0004 – 3 – 00.5713 – 0 – 01W3 – 2 – 0
New England Patriots74030.6363001771232 – 4 – 05 – 0 – 02 – 1 – 00.6675 – 1 – 00.8332 – 3 – 05W5 – 0 – 0
Kansas City Chiefs74040.636281250314 – 2 – 03 – 2 – 01 – 1 – 00.5002 – 4 – 00.3335 – 0 – 04W4 – 1 – 0