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The Linc - Jon Dorenbos opens up about meeting with his father, who murdered his motherby Brandon Lee Gowton on November 17, 2019 at 11:00 am
Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/17/19. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Philadelphia Eagles honorary captain Jon Dorenbos talks life, death, fathers and forgiveness - ESPNDorenbos has been busy since the previous Eagles-Patriots matchup. On top of career as a magician, Dorenbos has written a book called “Life is Magic,” which details his extraordinary journey, including how football and magic helped him through tragedy after his father, Alan, murdered his mother, Kathy, when he was 12 years old (Aug. 2, 1992). He opened up to ESPN about his life experiences, including sitting down with his dad earlier this year -- for the first time since his mother’s death. This Q&A has been edited for clarity and brevity. [...] “It was the idea of having closure in my past life, having peace, and it was taking the worst thing that has ever happened to me and trying to find some sort of silver lining. That good was basically me reliving that relationship and those emotions from what had happened when I was a kid, and looking at my dad and realizing all the things we missed out on, the things that should have been that weren’t, and finding motivation within that. Realizing the dad I wanted to be, realizing how I could do it differently than what my dad did, and being there for my daughter in ways he wasn’t there for me. That was pretty powerful.” Report: Jordan Howard not expected to play in Eagles vs. Patriots, Jay Ajayi will be active - BGNPhiladelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard is NOT expected to play in Sunday’s Week 11 game against the New England Patriots, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter. Howard originally suffered a shoulder injury that Doug Pederson described as a “stinger” during the Eagles’ Week 9 win over the Chicago Bears. Howard was limited in practice leading up to this week’s game and was listed as “questionable” on Friday’s final injury report. As of Friday morning, Pederson said Howard hadn’t been cleared for contact. Eye On the Enemy #7: Patriots Preview w/Taylor Kyles - BGN RadioJohn Stolnis is joined by Taylor Kyles to get a New England perspective on the upcoming battle between the Eagles and Patriots! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation. Jay Ajayi, Jason Kelce, Brandon Graham and more in Roob’s random Eagles points - NBCSPIt blows my mind that there are still fans out there — not a ton of them but enough to drive me crazy — clinging to this belief that the Eagles should have kept Nick Foles instead of Wentz, and they try to justify their misguided beliefs by constantly tearing Wentz down. We’ll all always love Foles for who he is and what he did, but the argument that Foles is somehow superior to Wentz because Foles won a Super Bowl with Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, and those guys are struggling this year with Wentz is laughable. Have you seen Jeffery? Have you seen Agholor? Do you honestly believe they’re the same players they were in 2017? Come on. Did Jeffery drop all those passes against the Bears because Wentz threw them? Did Agholor drop all those deep balls because Wentz threw them? Foles is a legend here. Always will be. You don’t need to tear down Wentz to prove it. Did the Eagles mishandle DeSean Jackson’s injury? We spoke to an expert - PhillyVoice“You do about 2-to-4 weeks of rehab and you see how he progresses and if he doesn’t you talk surgery. Every surgery has its own inherent risk, going under anesthesia, the recovering not going as quickly as it could, if you can go the conservative route, that’s the way to go. At Temple, where I treat at the college level, you try and avoid surgery as much as possible. We do a lot of conservative rehabs and most go well. He was obviously a guy who didn’t tolerate the conservative therapy well... He did return for a game, his rehab went well, he just reaggravated it. When you’re not playing and rehabbing, it can start to feel really good but once you get to the amount of force and speed needed for an NFL game you realize you’re not there.” Joe Banner: Eagles smart to re-sign key player such as Brandon Brooks, with salary cap about to soar - InquirerDomo: OK, let’s move on to Sunday’s game. Do you like Eagles’ chances against the Patriots? ... Banner: I’m not going to go as far as saying “like,’’ but I think they have a much better chance than people think. They appear to be getting on track. And I risk sounding like a real moron by saying this, but I think the Patriots are somewhat overrated. I didn’t say the Patriots aren’t very good. I said they are somewhat overrated. I think their defense is very good. But I think it looks better than it actually is because of who they’ve played. I think their offensive line is creating huge problems for them. Problems they haven’t seen in a very long time. And there are ways to exploit that. Certainly, the Patriots are the favorites. They should be the favorites. They’re more likely to win the game. But I definitely don’t go into this, as some seem to be doing, thinking [the Eagles] can’t win. I think they have a chance to be competitive in the game. The 8-Point Lead: Familiarity for Jordan Matthews, validation for Brandon Brooks, the first Wentz-Brady meeting - The AthleticWentz was on the sideline when the Eagles last played the Patriots. Sunday will be his first start against Tom Brady. Unless the two teams meet in the postseason or Brady, 42, plays until he’s 50, this will be their only meeting. As Wentz often does, he downplayed the quarterback matchup even though Brady is a quarterback he’s admired. “It’s always cool to play a competitor like him, arguably one of the best ever,” Wentz said. “Ton of respect for what he’s done. But I’m facing their defense and he’s facing our defense. But it’ll be cool to compete on the same field and hopefully get a chance to see him before and after the game.” This will be Brady’s seventh time starting against the Eagles in the regular season or postseason. Wentz will be the sixth different quarterback Brady has started against because the Eagles have used their backup quarterbacks in three of those games. Week 11 Weather Forecasts - RotoworldNew England at Philadelphia (4:25 PM ET): The rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl should be interesting with both teams coming off the bye. 43-degree temperatures, overcast skies, and 13 MPH winds won’t cause any issues for the time being. Given the difficult matchup, Carson Wentz should probably be on your bench and that decision would be even easier if wind speeds increase prior to game time. Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots: 5 matchups to watch - PennLivePatriots WR Julian Edelman vs. Eagles CB Avonte Maddox. Second-year cornerback Avonte Maddox is one of the new faces from the last time these two teams met. And he should have a difficult task in Patriots slot receiver Julian Edelman, who also didn’t play in the Super Bowl because of an injury. Edelman has 63 catches for 663 yards and four touchdowns this season. Maddox looked solid in his return from a concussion and neck injury two weeks ago against the Chicago Bears, but he can really make an impact for the Eagles in this one. Patriots rule out Damien Harris, Patrick Chung for Sunday’s matchup in Philadelphia - Pats PulpitThe New England Patriots will go without rookie running back Damien Harris and starting safety Patrick Chung. Both have been downgraded to out ahead of Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. [...] Chung, who is dealing with heel and chest injuries, missed two consecutive practices before returning as a limited participant on Wednesday. Sunday will mark the 11-year veteran’s third inactive since the start of October. And it will come opposite a set of Eagles tight ends in Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert that have combined for 748 receiving yards and five touchdowns thus far. 2019 PFF Week 11 NFL Power Rankings - PFF1. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS. While much of the story surrounding the Patriots involves their defense, whether that be the unreal first eight games for the unit or the signs of weakness against a Ravens offense that is tearing through the league, it is ultimately their offense that will determine their success this season. Brady is still one of the top quarterbacks in the league when given time to operate from a clean pocket, coming in as PFF’s highest-graded quarterback in the NFL when not pressured this season. The same can not be said for when pressure does get home (19th among quarterbacks). That leads to the critical question for the Patriots season: How well can they consistently keep pressure off Brady with an offensive line that has taken a step back in 2019? Malik Jackson and the gift of giving back - PE.comTomorrow’s Salute to Service Game is huge for me, even though I won’t be on the field with my brothers. Military members sacrifice so much for us. Salute to Service means a lot to the players because we have a lot of family members who are in the armed forces and we see those sacrifices firsthand. I’ve been able to travel to other countries and I realize how free we are as Americans. Why wouldn’t you want to help the people who allow you to wake up and not worry about anything? It’s important for us to recognize them and hopefully we’re giving back and helping them do more. When I played in Denver, the Broncos hosted a camp in Colorado Springs for military children whose parents were deployed. Just to see the smile on those kids’ faces was inspiring. One mom told me that she hadn’t seen her child smile as much as he did in a long, long time. That’s when I knew that I was going to start my own foundation, Malik’s Gifts. Where to Eat Near Lincoln Financial Field, Home of the Philadelphia Eagles - EaterWith a Super Bowl win under their belts and big dreams of another one, there’s more reason than ever to see the Philadelphia Eagles play at Lincoln Financial Field — not to mention the dozens of concerts and other sporting events that take place at the South Philly stadium regularly. The Linc has good food, but where to go before and after? Luckily, the area near the stadium has plenty of classic Philly options. Within a mile, find sports bars, cheesesteak shops, red sauce Italian joints, plenty of hoagies, pizza, and even water ice. Jaguars vs. Colts: Week 11 matchups to watch - Big Cat CountryQB Nick Foles vs. HC Frank Reich: A little unorthodox — usually I’d pick the opposing playmaker at safety opposite the quarterback. While Malik Hooker is finally healthy for the Colts and looking to make up for some lost time this season and rookie Khari Willis may be one of the most under-the-radar players in the NFL this year, this match up ultimately is for the (former) birds. We’ve heard about all the respect and admiration that Foles and Reich have for each other, but as Foles’ former coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, Reich knows every last thing about Foles — what he likes, and what he doesn’t like, and more. Sprinkle in the rust that Foles is likely going to have to shake off against a top-10 defensive unit in the NFL and this could be a matchup that immensely favors the Colts. Bears TE Trey Burton placed on IR, Vaughters promoted - Windy City GridironAfter already ruling out Trey Burton after he missed all week of practice, the Bears moved him to injured reserve Saturday and promoted linebacker James Vaughters. Burton played in eight games this season, starting five but had just 14 receptions for 84 yards and zero touchdowns. It’s been a disappointing season for the 2018 free agent signing from Philadelphia. Burton played well last year, catching a career-high 54 passes for 569 yards and six touchdowns. This year he’s dealt with a lingering groin injury that kept him out of the playoff game last season and then injured his calf last week, which is what ultimately landed him on IR (presumably, the team didn’t specify). The Ravens Have Built the NFL’s Most Terrifying—and Fun—Offense - The RingerA team once defined by its defense now fields the league’s most electric unit on the other side of the ball. Baltimore’s system leans on two defining variables: Lamar Jackson and the pistol formation. [BLG Note: Imagine having an offense that could be described as “fun” to watch.] Legal Implications of Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout - MMQBCould the NFL’s failed attempt to host a workout for Colin Kaepernick lead to a potential controversy? The MMQB breaks down the legal possibilities. I want to believe an NFL team will sign Colin Kaepernick, but I’m not holding my breath - SB NationThe NFL’s latest move in the Colin Kaepernick saga is a scheduled workout with all 32 teams invited, but that’s hardly the full story. There are also unrealistic demands from the league, widespread doubt about the NFL’s intentions, and the overwhelming public opinion that this is all a farcical PR move. Oh, and Hue Jackson. Yeesh. Nearly three years after his last NFL game, Kaepernick is suddenly in a bizarrely rushed situation that virtually nobody seemed to know about ahead of time. The possibility of Kaepernick signing with a new team, after so much time being blackballed by the league for protesting racial injustice in America, seems higher than it has since he was last employed. But there’s a big ol’ asterisk on the whole thing, for a number of reasons. Stated in a fatuous, oversimplified manner: the Eagles have won every game in which they have used play action at a rate 22% or greater. They have lost every game below that arbitrary threshold.— sunset shazz (@sunset_shazz) November 17, 2019 ... Social Media Information: BGN Facebook Page: Click here to like our page BGN Twitter: Follow @BleedingGreen BGN Instagram: Follow @BleedingGreenInsta BGN Manager: Brandon Lee Gowton: Follow @BrandonGowton BGN Radio Twitter: Follow @BGN_Radio
Week 11 Eagles rooting guideby Brandon Lee Gowton on November 17, 2019 at 8:00 am
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Here are the teams you should be rooting for ... and against. The eleventh Sunday of the 2019 NFL season is upon us. Here’s a Philadelphia Eagles focused rooting guide for all of the Week 11 games. NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE Here’s what the race for the playoffs currently looks like, via ESPN. EAGLES GAME NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: A win over an 8-1 Pats team would reignite hope in Philly. Just win, Eagles. Playoff leverage for week 11. pic.twitter.com/25lxOiquOy— Brian Burke (@bburkeESPN) November 14, 2019 NFC EAST DALLAS COWBOYS at DETROIT LIONS: The Cowboys aren’t going to lose to Jeff Driskel but it would be pretty great for the Eagles if they somehow did. Root for the Lions. NEW YORK JETS at WASHINGTON: Winning only serves to screw up Washington’s positioning in the 2020 NFL Draft. WASTEAM currently owns the No. 2 overall pick. Root against the Jets. NEW YORK GIANTS: Bye week. NFC GAMES ATLANTA FALCONS at CAROLINA PANTHERS: The Panthers losing further damages their wild card chances. (The consolation to a Panthers win is that the 2020 sixth-round pick the Falcons owe to the Eagles will be higher.) Root for the Falcons. DENVER BRONCOS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS: The Vikings are ahead of the Eagles for a wild card spot in the NFC playoff picture. Easy call to root for the AFC team. Root for the Broncos. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: The Saints are obviously a much bigger playoff threat than the Bucs. Root for the Buccaneers. ARIZONA CARDINALS at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: The 49ers are obviously a much bigger playoff threat than the Cards. Root for the Cardinals. CHICAGO BEARS at LOS ANGELES RAMS: The Rams are a bigger threat for a wild card spot than the Bears, especially since Philly has a tie-breaker over Chicago. Root for da Bears. WHAT’S LEFT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Take your pick of rooting for either Nick Foles or Frank Reich. Root for whatever makes you happiest because BGN readers deserve only the best in life. BUFFALO BILLS at MIAMI DOLPHINS: Washington and the Giants are currently ahead of Miami in the draft order. It’d be nice to see the Dolphins move back ahead of them. Root for the Bills. HOUSTON TEXANS at BALTIMORE RAVENS: Lamar Jackson versus Deshaun Watson should be a fun one. I’m partial to the Ravens and you should care about that for some reason. Root for the Ravens. CINCINNATI BENGALS at OAKLAND RAIDERS: I’ve always had something of a soft spot for the Raiders, who I’ve viewed as the Eagles of the west. Also, need the Bengals to stay ahead of Washington in the draft order. Root for the Raiders. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS: During my appearance on the 94WIP Morning Show last week, Angelo Cataldi got mad at me for telling Eagles fans they should be rooting for Andy Reid. I’m gonna have to anger him again by saying this same thing here. Sorry, Angelo. Root for the Chiefs. BYE WEEK Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans
Report: Jordan Howard not expected to play in Eagles vs. Patriots, Jay Ajayi will be activeby Brandon Lee Gowton on November 17, 2019 at 5:18 am
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Not great! Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard is NOT expected to play in Sunday’s Week 11 game against the New England Patriots, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter. Howard originally suffered a shoulder injury that Doug Pederson described as a “stinger” during the Eagles’ Week 9 win over the Chicago Bears. Howard was limited in practice leading up to this week’s game and was listed as “questionable” on Friday’s final injury report. As of Friday morning, Pederson said Howard hadn’t been cleared for contact. The Eagles being without Howard is far from ideal. He’s their team’s leading rusher this season with 119 carries for 525 yards (4.4 average) and six touchdowns. The Eagles heavily relied upon Howard in their last two wins by giving him 44 combined offensive touches. Given how truly terrible the Eagles’ wide receivers have been, Philadelphia has been forced to rely on their rushing attack to win games. Howard has been a big part of any offensive success the Eagles have had. Howard’s absence means the Eagles will only have three running backs active against the Patriots: Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Jay Ajayi. Schefter reports that Ajayi will indeed be active. The rookie Sanders has made good progress recently when you look at his numbers from the Eagles’ last two games: 13 carries, 116 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD ... 6 receptions, 75 receiving yards. The Eagles will need Sanders to step up big for them against New England’s vulnerable run defense. Scott has mostly played in garbage time since being called up from the practice squad earlier this season. He only had 16 career rushing attempts in addition to one reception. The Eagles could look use Scott in a Darren Sproles role. It seems crazy that Ajayi is actually going to play in Sunday’s game since he hasn’t even taken a single practice rep since tearing his ACL in October 2018. Ajayi obviously has familiarity with the Eagles’ scheme but one must wonder about his conditioning. One would think the Jay Train’s role will be limited. It’s sure going to take a big effort from the Eagles to pull off an upset against the Pats on Sunday. Stats over the last seven weeks from Eagles RBs and WRs active for the Patriots game. RB: 9.7 carries for 49.7 yards per game (2 TD)WR: 2.5 receptions for 21.2 yards per game (0 TD)New England has the NFL’s No. 1 defense. https://t.co/4a04slETKa— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) November 17, 2019
Eagles among handful of NFL teams that attended Colin Kaepernick’s workoutby Brandon Lee Gowton on November 17, 2019 at 4:16 am
Carson Wentz backup plan for 2020? The Philadelphia Eagles were among a handful of NFL teams that were represented at Colin Kaepernick’s workout on Saturday afternoon, according to NFL Media’s Jim Trotter. Only a handful of teams made it to the high school field for Kaepernick’s workout. Among them: KC, Philly, Washington, SF and the Jets. There were at least two others that I’ve yet to confirm. ...— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) November 16, 2019 The Eagles didn’t merely send some low level pro personnel scout to watch Kaepernick. Instead, the Eagles flew vice president of football operations Andrew Berry down to Georgia one day prior to the team’s big Week 11 game against the New England Patriots. Andrew Berry with the Eagles is here to watch Kaepernick. So far he’s the only one from the NFL present. pic.twitter.com/al2aYy9LlE— Lauren Davis (@LaurenDavisWSB) November 16, 2019 The NFL intended for Kaepernick’s workout to be held at the Atlanta Falcons’ training facility but the free agent quarterback’s camp made a change of plans at the last minute. The new location was more than an hour drive away and yet the Eagles’ representation still made an effort to attend. The Eagles obviously don’t have a place for Kaepernick on their roster this season. Philadelphia goes three deep at quarterback with Carson Wentz as the starter, Josh McCown as the veteran backup, and Nate Sudfeld as a third string option. Things could change after 2019, though, with the 40-year-old McCown likely to retire (again) and Sudfeld set to become an unrestricted free agent. Kaepernick could make sense as a backup to Wentz, assuming he’s willing to accept that role. No matter how you feel about Kaepernick, it should be agreeable that the Eagles are doing the right thing by at least gathering information on all available players. It remains to be seen if the 32-year-old Kaepernick will ever get another shot in the NFL. He’s remained unsigned since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017. Here’s Kaepernick’s short statement following today’s workout, via the livestream: pic.twitter.com/H4OeIVwOGo— Conor Orr (@ConorOrr) November 16, 2019 A look at Colin Kaepernick throwing deep passes at his workout today. pic.twitter.com/qnDbObj37T— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 16, 2019
NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 11 Gamesby Brandon Lee Gowton on November 17, 2019 at 1:42 am
Here are some suggestions when trying to beat the odds. Before the eleventh Sunday of the 2019 NFL regular season kicks off, let’s have some fun by taking a look at the spreads for the Week 11 games. You can CLICK HERE for straight up NFL picks without regard to the spread. You can find all of the NFL betting lines via DraftKings SportsBook. My overall record so far is 73-71-5 after going 7-5-1 last week and incorrectly predicting this week’s TNF game. I’m still doing better than the collective BGN community, which is 69-75-5 so far. NFL WEEK 11 GAMES BUFFALO BILLS (-6.5) at MIAMI DOLPHINS: The Dolphins have looked competitive in their last five games and they’ve even won two in a row. Miami was about to go up 12 points on the Bills when they played in Buffalo last month. The Dolphins should be able to at least keep this one close against a Bills team that isn’t as good as their record suggests. PICK: Dolphins +6.5 HOUSTON TEXANS at BALTIMORE RAVENS (-4.5): Tough one that I’m going back and forth between. On one hand, Lamar Jackson is red hot. On the other hand, Deshaun Watson’s not so easy to bet against and Houston’s coming off their bye. I think the Ravens ultimately have the edge in coaching so I’ll lean with Baltimore. PICK: Ravens -4.5 DALLAS COWBOYS (-7) at DETROIT LIONS: The Cowboys are 2-4 in their last six games but they should be able to handle a Lions team starting Jeff Driskel in place of Matthew Stafford. As faithful BGN Radio listeners would know, the moment is too big for Driskel. PICK: Cowboys -7 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (-5) at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: The Saints will bounce back this week after an inexplicably bad home loss to Atlanta last Sunday. The Bucs are allowing the most points per game (31) in the NFL and Jameis Winston has 16 combined interceptions and fumbles in his last four starts. How are you possibly betting on that team? PICK: Saints -5 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (-2.5): There’s a 100% chance Nick Foles is going to lead the Jags to victory in his first game back from injury on the same day the Birds will probably lose to the Pats. You can already imagine the “Foles > Wentz” takes that will occur. The Jaguars are a lock here. PICK: Jaguars +2.5 DENVER BRONCOS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS (-10): Be wary of the trap game scenario here with the Vikings coming off a big win over Dallas on Sunday Night Football. Could be a letdown spot for the Vikings as they overlook Denver ahead of their bye. The Broncos’ ninth ranked DVOA run defense could help make this game competitive even if Minny wins. PICK: Broncos +10 NEW YORK JETS at WASHINGTON REDSKINS (-2.5): Why are the hell is Washington favored? They’re starting a rookie quarterback in Dwayne Haskins who’s looked absolutely lost (zero touchdowns, four interceptions). Sam Darnold is much better than Haskins and the Jets have an above average defense. Easy decision to take the points. PICK: Jets +2.5 ATLANTA FALCONS at CAROLINA PANTHERS (-4.5): The Falcons sure showed signs of life with a big upset in New Orleans last week. It’s not crazy to think they could pull off another NFC South victory against a Panthers squad that’s unsustainably over-reliant on Christian McCaffrey to win. The points are too tempting not to take. PICK: Falcons +4.5 ARIZONA CARDINALS at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (-9.5): The Cardinals only lost to the 49ers by three points when these two teams last played on Halloween. I like Arizona to cover against a San Fran team playing on short rest. Kyler Murray is making progress; the rookie quarterback has a 109.0 passer rating in his last two starts. PICK: Cardinals +9.5 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (-4) at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: It’s sure hard to feel great about the Eagles’ chances in this spot. Philly’s going to be without both Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Howard against the league’s top defense. And yet, there still some reasons for Eagles optimism. The Eagles might be able to win in the trenches and Doug Pederson could out-scheme Bill Belichick as he’s done once before. I’m predicting this game to end in a tie (lol) so I’ll take the points. PICK: Eagles +4 CINCINNATI BENGALS at OAKLAND RAIDERS (-11.5): What would possibly inspire you to take the Bengals? The Raiders are 12th in DVOA while Cincy checks in at 31st. Jon Gruden is actually doing a nice job. PICK: Raiders -11.5 CHICAGO BEARS at LOS ANGELES RAMS (-6): Mitchell Trubisky’s “good game” against Detroit last week was a mirage. I know Jared Goff has been struggling but I’m still not betting on Trubisky. This selection will be regrettable if Chicago’s defense can shut down the Rams’ offense like it did last year. Sean McVay’s offense hasn’t been the same ever since. PICK: Rams -6 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (-4) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS: The Chiefs should be favored by more at this neutral field location in Mexico City. Kansas City’s loss to the Titans last week was bad, yes, but that was a classic Andy Reid letdown game. Big Red’s team will bounce back on Monday Night Football. The Bolts are ranked 19th in DVOA; they’re not any good. PICK: Chiefs -4