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December 12, 2023
Keegan Poulton

Should the Chiefs and Eagles be Worried? (1 minute read)

Another week of the NFL season has passed, and that makes back-to-back losses for both the Chiefs and the Eagles. After seeing these two face off in last year's Super Bowl, many presumed we might see them run it back for a rematch.

For the most part, these heavyweights have had great seasons but have been brought back to earth over the past couple of weeks. Dropping two games in a row might not be considered a losing streak, but it still doesn't usually happen to the "best" teams in the NFL. Should these two be concerned because things seem to unravel at one of the worst times?

The Eagles have struggled with lopsided defeats to top-tier competition in the 49ers and the Cowboys. Jalen Hurts seems to be receiving most of the blame, but is it entirely his fault? This team is struggling with a lack of consistency in their Offense and Defense because they have shown flashes of the dominating play we saw early in the season, but then it just falls apart. The Chiefs suffered a surprise loss to the Packers and followed that up with a heartbreaking loss to the Bills.

Undoubtedly, the Mahomes and Kelce duo is one of the best we've ever seen, but is that enough to carry this team back to another Super Bowl? Inconsistent Wide Receiver play has been a recurring concern for this team throughout the year, with players like Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Kadarius Toney facing much criticism even when the team was winning. Both these teams need to find an answer going into the last weeks of the season, and it still might be too early to start panicking, but an early-round playoff exit would be a major disappointment for both of these squads...