Listen: Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes, New England discussed on First and Last with Lundberg and Golic, Jr.
"Do this drain the week. They do it here. I had said all the time. So I'm a grandfather. Guys. They're move around and enjoying what they're doing. So. Fun fun to be apart in front of me. I'd say well put that on the poll is eighty read the best grandfather possible. Could you hand pick a better archetypal grandfather than Andy Reid? I could just imagine him chiefs practice watching guys like do whatever the newest dances and him with his arms folded on the sideline chuckling. A little bit just enough to see the mustache Russell. And that's who he can be with this offense. And that's why he is continued to be the perfect shepherd for this group in the same way that I think you look at where we talk about the top two teams in football. It's right now sort of consensus the chiefs in the Rams, and you look at the people at the helm of balls, and certainly with the Rams, Sean McVeigh, obviously gets the top billing at all of this. He's been sort of their their ringleader. The offense grew all these things. But when I think of someone having to corral in the same way, Andy Reid Corrales all of this offensive talent for the Kansas City Chiefs. I think you could say the same for Wade Phillips in that role where you've got someone who's sort of a different generation of coach. But who is asked to tasked with taking a defense full of talent full of big personalities full of unbelievable players and making it all work within a system that goes out and usually. Wow. So I think the the comparisons. There make them both great grandfather types Wade Phillips, and Andy Reid, everyone in the NFL those two probably one to in the grandfather power rankings of the NFL near the top of the actual quarterback. Power rankings is Patrick Mahomes last night. Does these smart quarterback thing and make sure he talks about everybody else, including a guy that I in? This is what's going to happen to us in the chiefs offense is all of it is so potent. And there are so many parts that are gonna show up at different times throughout this that we're going to kind of forget, well, Patrick Mahomes is here to remind us that Kareem hunt guy, pretty good. Yeah. I mean, he he he just takes his office. The next level m be able to run the ball hard him able to catch the ball out of the backfield. Really accounted for. And so I'm gonna throw it down to him and he can break three titles in the end zone. I mean, he truly has a special player doesn't get as much hype. As I think he should. But I mean as he keeps throwing the hypol- come first last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. How about this for Kareem hunt is I three touchdown game since his first career game against the New England Patriots in that week one dismantling that we remember from a year ago where the Kareem hunt coming out party happened this one just a solid reminder of the guy that he is fifteen carries eighty six yards and a touchdown. But we know also added a couple of receiving scores to that as well. Five catches for fifty five yards and two touchdowns last night. So give it to you every which way last night was a reminder of everything we know this chiefs offense can be defensively them being able to hold up a little more. And then obviously the Bengals. I want so badly to be able to feel like I count on. I can count on the Bengals that I can count on Andy Dalton and every time we get close something like this happens because the whole reason that we talked about it being a win for the chiefs last week was that the game stayed close. And that they were able to go to a place like New England against the team. The usually thwarts your best efforts in his able to subdue guys, and you still manage to keep this game and big New England essentially play the perfect football game in order to beat you by a narrow margin. On the other side. You've got the Bengals who were in a same situation who of the Bengals head hung with Kansas City. We would've looked at and said this could be a different Bengals team. Maybe the Steelers do have something to worry about the division. And it said last night, they go out there, and laying eggs and remind us that maybe the big moment is still going to be too big for this team, Patrick Mahomes. Meanwhile, as we mentioned first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app now tops Kurt Warner with twenty two touchdown passes in his first eight career games. This is gonna be another thing that continues to happen. You can just go and start rifling off records and rifling up up offensive output numbers for this team. And the choice continues to be. For everyone is what do you choose to stop? I think the teams that have had the most success against Kansas City when you look defensively at what New England did at least for a while having success at Denver did get up get on the line triumph. Put hands on Travis Kelsey as quickly as you can and disrupt that portion of the offense, and then pray an honest to God, it's prey then on the other side you've got offense like New England that can fluctuate tempo enough to keep that offense of juggernaut off the field for as long as possible. But this is the sticking point of the season now for the chiefs because we're finding out a lot about everyone right now when you look around the NFL like this is the portion of the season where you start to look down because early on so much of what we do. And we trailing goes power rankings every week. And we love it over on. Golick and wingo, we crave it at a cellular level. And that's cool. And it's about winners and losers and early on. We remember the power rankings started to look a little wonky and things started to look a little strange will. Now, we start to look up and you see the records starting to separate the wheat from the chaff a little more. The teams you see at the top of the division's are lease are a lot less surprising at this point save for one division that we will get to in about fifteen minutes that is flipped upside down in a way that not to Pat myself too hard on the back and break my arm here. But lost summit coming outside of one team in particular. So everything's starting to shake out. If you looked up and down for all the chaos, we felt like we had early in the season for all the hope we thought we had in certain teams. I look up and down now with the divisions in football. And I see a lot of what we expected New England. Pittsburgh at the top of the heap in the AFC east and north Houston finally ascending to the top in the AFC south where I think a lot of people going into the season expected them to be albeit not in this path. The chiefs the Minnesota Vikings back to first place in the NFC, man. It's amazing. How quick that NFC north picture shook out? I understood it's it's standards. Still sort of log jammed in there. But seeing that shakeout the saints back to five and one now looking every bit like a team that could absolutely challenge. The Rams in that division. It's amazing. Getting Mark Ingram back. What an extra boom that's been to that offense. The defense finally starting to step up and all the while. We've got the chiefs at the top and Patrick Mahomes summing it up here on did. He expect to be this successful viscerally think you're going to have success. But I mean, he didn't just this much about the same time. I mean, I knew what the weapons that we had. And I knew if I just ran and did what country wanted me to do that. It was a chance that we can be really really good. And I still feel like we're building on that. We're still missile plays. And hopefully, we can keep getting better. And better as the season goes on if they keep getting better and better at this rate. We're all in a lotta trouble in for a lot of fun. I actually was sitting around yesterday as the later afternoon games were finishing up. And we're watching. The Cowboys and Baltimore all these teams give stuff away at the end of these four o'clock games. And I actually texted somebody when I remember I said, oh bleep we get to watch the chiefs still the night, and."