Patriots at Chiefs (-3) 55.5
Weather: Currently projected to be 28 degrees and partly cloudy. The arctic blast is currently unlikely according to NFLweather.com.
Even if he plays his role and snaps are in question. Running backs coming off a hamstring injury tend to be limited. This is Damien Williams backfield now, and if Ware plays, it would remove any contrarian punt plays of West or Darrell Williams from the table.
Very questionable how effective he would be, but would be covering Gronk.
Mahomes had no problem carving up the New England Patriots in the first meeting, throwing for 352 yards and four touchdowns on just 23 completions. The Patriots have struggled with speed historically and the Chiefs offense will provide exactly that issue for them. In his career, Tyreek Hill has 14 catches, 275 yards and four touchdowns against the Patriots. The Patriots have also been a pass funnel defense, largely due to the fact they are winning so many games, giving up 37.75 attempts per game. Facing off against a team that can push him, I expect Mahomes to sling the rock all of the field and the Chiefs have the team speed to cause serious issues for the Patriots. If the arctic blast misses Kansas City, the stars will align for a massive Mahomes game to take the Chiefs to the Super Bowl.