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"Com where to feed my handle at Metcalf by ESPN my handle at Coleman. ESPN? I can't wait to see how these three teens. My medcalf will handle the pressure this week? In the National Football League. The Dallas Cowboys a win against Philadelphia. And the giants beat the Redskins. They'll be two games clear in the NFC east with three to play. But then got the two best offenses the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams through the best offense in the National Football League. The teams played a best defense, call the Baltimore Ravens and the bears are no slouch. And they play the Rams on saying that football. I'm giving you all the money in the world to watch one game. What is the one game? You're watching this weekend with that team. Hanan have that kind of pressure. And why bears Rams just because I think if you're the bears and you win that game. That changes the conversation about what we think is going to happen in the NFC playoff picture because I think a lot of people have decided it's the Rams and the saints. You know, I think they've made that. After that game that great game. They played New Orleans. I it's hard to go against that. But the bears defense has been so amazing than so versatile and Trubisky is getting better. I mean, it got a quarterback who is no longer just a game manager who's actually been a playmaker at times. So if the bears to me, not only do they step up in the NFC north and take a bigger lead in that division. They beat the Rams to me that changes the entire conversation about the hunt for the Super Bowl because the bears to me you could make a case that they belong in that top spot that they might be the best team in that conference in the NFC if they can come out with a win there if they get destroyed, Freddie, if the Rams do what they've done everybody else. Not only does it hurt. The bears in division that hasn't been settled yet. I think the Vikings still have a shot. It also makes you go. Okay. What kind of damage can this team do in the postseason, and maybe all that Khalil Mack talk as great as they've been in a regular season. Who knows if it translates to the postseason? So then this is an important game for lots of reasons I picked that one. Okay. I'm going to pick chiefs and ravens for two reasons. Number one. I can't wait to see as great as the bears defense has been that ravens defense. Boy, they will. They will check you. If you can punk those guys they are not having the players playing well in the twilight of their careers. We gotta put Terrell suggs in that category. Are the Baltimore Ravens still see sizzle still doing his thing at thirty six thirty seven years of age for the Baltimore Ravens? So that's one reason. I can't wait to see what the chiefs going to do it gets that defense. But number two, I love a wink Martindale knowing that the old game show host. But the defensive coordinator Baltimore Ravens. His name is weak Martindale. I'm not making that up. He compared Patrick Mahomes to another hall of fame quarterback by the name. I think Mahomes Montana until about the San Francisco Montana. Not the Kansas City, Montana. You know? So I mean, I think you know, how everything's cyclical history repeats itself. I think you're seeing that combination between between Andy and homes of Montana, and they'll Walsh, I really do. The ravens no terrific. He's been they know how great that offense has been. But you know, they want to stop that offense. It Patrick Mahomes goes out there, and he's able to light of that defense that might help his MVP candidacy more than anybody could have anticipated especially with no Kareem hunt. That's a playmaker that he does not have if he'd lies at the Baltimore Ravens defense and a lot of people. See those highlights highlight plays that we've seen all year long all of a sudden and not saying he's out of the MVP race that may raise his statue. When it comes to that a lot more. That's why can't wait to see what the raves are going to try to do to him. And what he's going to try to do that ravens defense that has been sold. Terrific all season long. Yeah. I mean, you said the word pressure. There hasn't been any on Mahomes because he's been winning so much. He's been the golden boy of the NFL the young face of the NFL. So everything to this point has been all praise for Mahomes. But now the is shifting in the last four games because if Kansas City does what it has done in past years, and they don't come away with the Super Bowl, and they don't come away making a run, and they fall short of expectations in the postseason was they've done far too many times. Then it goes the other way with Mahomes now, you're the young prodigy who failed. Now, you're the guy who had everything at your disposal and couldn't use it to win big game. So this four-game stretch for me is important. Because desma homes take this confidence into the last part of the season and into the playoffs. And can they get home field advantage? I don't care who you are. If if the patriots get home field advantage. You gotta go to New England. You ain't winning that game. Good luck. You are not being Tom Brady at Gillette, your only chance. If you're Kansas City is being in first place host having homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. Because if you gotta travel, you you are definitely in trouble. So this is another huge game in that pursuit. And like you said Kareem hunt against Oakland last week. They didn't look like the same team. I know they put up big numbers. But they weren't especially early on. They were not moving the ball the way that they had with Kareem hunt. So I'm anxious to see that too. He's my med Kevin for ianfitzsimmonsespn, Freddie and Fitz on ESPN radio and the ESPN app against us by the hang out with us. They hit thanks to shell Pennzoil performance line. When you go to the other game in the NFC east battle between the Cowboys and eagles Tedy Bruschi ESPN NFL analysts had this to say about the Cowboys. It is their time to do a little something something with a word that starts with are the same Philadelphia eagle."