2. Green Bay Packers (+5)
Key stat: Davante Adams is on pace to do something that has only happened four times in history.
Davante Adams is having a truly great season and I would argue that he is clearly having a better season than Aaron Rodgers, and I think this is a great way to show my work.
There is a receiver every year (give or take) that separates themselves from the pack by averaging 100 or more yards per game. So you are talking about something that one player out of hundreds at his position, do every season.
To limit that even further, Adams averaging more than a touchdown per game, and even with his missed time he is projected to score 18 touchdowns on the season. There has never been anyone in history who has 18 touchdowns and 100 yards per game, and even if you want to round down to 17 touchdowns on the prediction, that has only happened 3 times in history.
In the one season since the merger that it happened, it was in 2003 by some guy names Randy Moss (I had to Google his name, but it turns out he was pretty good at football).
1. Kansas City Chiefs (+0)
Key stat: That was the worst statistical game of the Patrick Mahomes era in Kansas City
It isn’t the first time that Patrick Mahomes has thrown three interceptions as a pro, but the only other time he did it was in a wild game against the L.A. Rams where he also managed to throw six touchdown passes.
In this game, he tossed three picks while only racking up two touchdowns. Not only was this his worst TD/INT ratio, but it is only the third time in his career that he has had more interceptions than touchdowns.
Still, through all of that, the Chiefs managed to put up more than 30 points and win a game against a winning football team. That is incredible.