Is there anyone who believes that the Kansas City Chiefs can realistically defeat the New England Patriots tonight on Monday Night Football? The answer is that there hasn't been a single media outlet (that I can find) willing to pick the Chiefs in tonight's match-up when it comes to their NFL picks and predictions. Thus the Chiefs truly stand alone against everyone -- the sort of story that could provide a great motivational tool for Todd Haley and company. Then again, there's a reason since the Chiefs are going with journeyman Tyler Palko at quarterback -- making his first NFL start.
On the flip side, you have Tom Brady, the best quarterback in football, at home against a Chiefs defense that went from winning defensive player of the week two weeks in a row to allowing a team like the Dolphins to move the ball at will at Arrowhead. If the Dolphins can pull that off, imagine what Brady can do with weapons like Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski and Deion Branch.
Then again, that's what makes the NFL so compelling. Every great story starts with a moment like this -- a David against a Goliath, so to speak. The Chiefs, if they can pull the upset, will be the talk of everyone on Tuesday. Here's the info you need to check out the supposed mismatch.
Game time: 7:30 p.m. CT
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Radio: You can listen live here.