The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the top football teams right now, but they’d love a win after losing to the Buffalo Bills in Week 6. As they face the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium, the Chiefs have a strong chance. They might go into first place in the AFC West with a victory tonight. The Chiefs’ Week 7 predictions are shown below.
The Bills defeated the Chiefs by a score of 24-20 in week six. Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback, threw two expensive interceptions, one of which was crucial to the result of the contest. Remember that Kansas City is 7-0 straight up against any NFC opponent and has won four of its last five games against the 49ers. Mahomes must find a way to prevent his team from suffering a second consecutive defeat and get them back on the winning track.
The 49ers’ offence, however, faltered in Sunday’s 28-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Only 50 yards were gained on the ground by the 49ers during the second half as they were shut out. Additionally, Jimmy Garoppolo threw his second and third picks of the NFL season.
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4. Clyde Edwards-Helaire gets his third touchdown of the season
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, a Chiefs running back, carried the ball nine times for 33 yards in Sunday’s loss against the Bills. The Bills front seven restricted the Chiefs’ running game and made it difficult for Edwards-Helaire to get the ball. For the first time this season, he went the entire game without identifying a target.
But remember that in six games, the running back has scored five touchdowns. In spite of the fact that the Week 7 49ers’ ground defence will be quite strong, we still expect Edwards-Helaire to score his third touchdown of the year.
3. Travis Kelce has another 100+ yard game
In Week 6, star Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught eight of ten passes for 108 yards. Although Kelce couldn’t match his record-breaking four touchdown performance from Week 5, he did surpass 100 receiving yards for the second time this year.
In Week 7, Kelce will take on a San Francisco 49ers team that recently allowed two touchdowns to the tight ends of the Atlanta Falcons in an effort to extend his productive streak. We genuinely expect Kelce to receive over 100 yards in Week 7, so it won’t surprise us if he scores his eighth touchdown of the year.
2. JuJu Smith-Schuster has another good game
The Chiefs’ wide receivers have played well this year, but there isn’t a definite No. 1 wide receiver. After JuJu Smith-performance Schuster’s last Sunday, that story may need to be changed. Smith-Schuster stood out with a season-high 113 yards on five catches despite the team’s defeat to the Bills. In addition, he scored one touchdown.
Mahomes buys time and finds JuJu Smith-Schuster who makes an incredible play for a TD! pic.twitter.com/1OsVHT0zJu
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Outside of Travis Kelce, the wide receiver in his sixth season is on the verge of being the team’s best pass-catcher. Although Kelce may still be the quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ top priority, we have enough evidence to say that Smith-Schuster needs to receive more playing time. Even though the 49ers haven’t allowed many receiving yards in recent weeks, Smith-Schuster might still have an opportunity to stand out and differentiate himself from the competition. We witness him surpassing the 70-yard mark and scoring yet another touchdown.
1. Patrick Mahomes punishes the 49ers defense
In the Chiefs’ Week 6 loss to the Bills, standout quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 25 of his 40 throws for 338 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Despite having a hit-and-miss day, he nonetheless led the club on some breathtaking scoring drives. Even though he only had a sub-90 passer rating twice this season, his numbers were actually not that horrible.
Knowing Mahomes, he will come into this game with a great desire to recover quickly. We believe he is overdue for a significant game. He will be facing an injured but capable 49ers defence. He will be highly motivated to keep the Chiefs in the playoff race, though. We anticipate Mahomes to establish the tone right away and lead the Chiefs to a decisive advantage. From there, they ought to have little trouble winning easily on the road. He should surpass 300 all-purpose yards once more, add three touchdowns, and have no interceptions this time.
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