If the Vikings are going to become the first NFL team to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium, they’ll need more dominating performances from Sam Bradford like on Monday night.
Bradford, who set a single-season completion record last season, was nearly flawless in a 29-19 win over the Saints in the first regular-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium, host of Super Bowl LII.
And so, FPI looked at the Chiefs’ performance and upgraded its rating of the Kansas City offense in a major way. Last year’s Super Bowl competitors, the Patriots and Falcons, still hold top billing for offensive FPI, at plus-5.3 and plus-5.2, respectively. But the Chiefs now are right behind them, at plus-4.5, a serious threat to any opposing defense.
Kansas City’s defense improved slightly from plus-1.2 to plus-1.7 — and its rank compared to other NFL defenses ticked upward from ninth to sixth — with the performance against New England. When you’re facing an offense quarterbacked by Tom Brady, just keeping them to 27 points is an accomplishment. FPI does not factor in safety Eric Berry’s season-ending Achilles injury, but then again, it also does not factor in other non-QB injuries across the league.
And, of course, don’t sleep on the Chiefs’ top-ranked special teams unit, which Cheap Jerseys China we wrote about in the preseason.
All that improvement means that after just one game, Chiefs Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys fans can be just about certain to see their team play January football this year. Well, according to FPI, 90 percent certain.