Ravens (7-5) at Chiefs (10-2)

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - Week 14 Matchups - Charles Gold­man

Sun­day, 1 p.m. ET, Ar­row­head Sta­dium, Kansas City

TV: CBS

Danny Sheri­dan’s line: by 7

Chiefs’ keys to vic­tory: Find bal­ance within the offense. The Chiefs re­leased star RB Ka­reem Hunt last week af­ter video sur­faced of him shov­ing and kick­ing a woman at a Cleve­land apart­ment build­ing dur­ing Fe­bru­ary. Now the teams will need to find new and cre­ative ways to bal­ance their high-pow­ered offense. QB Pa­trick Ma­homes can­not sus­tain throw­ing the ball 40 times a game and ex­pect to avoid mis­takes. The an­swer could be get­ting WR Tyreek Hill more in­volved in the run game than he has been this sea­son. An­other op­tion could be try­ing to es­tab­lish a new lead run­ning back in Spencer Ware or Dar­rel Wil­liams.

Ravens’ keys to vic­tory: Get the ground game go­ing. In all of the Ravens’ losses this sea­son, the com­mon fac­tor was the team’s lack of 100-yard rusher. With rookie La­mar Jack­son tak­ing over at quar­ter­back and RB Gus Edwards ex­plod­ing onto the stage, it won’t be dif­fi­cult for the Ravens to reach those heights against the Chiefs’ por­ous run de­fense.

Matchup to watch: Chiefs RB Ware vs. Ravens LB C.J. Mosley. Mosley has qui­etly helped the Ravens be­come a top-5 rush­ing de­fense this sea­son. With the Chiefs sud­denly down a start­ing run­ning back, how will Ware fare in a lead role?

Who wins? The Ravens have an op­por­tu­nity to up­set the Chiefs at home. They will have to play their very best foot­ball and rely on their prow­ess in the ground game on both sides of the ball. Ex­pect this game to be a close, hard-fought one.

Ravens. 37-34 Chiefs RAVENS SCHED­ULE

W .......... Buf­falo .......... 47-3 L ..... at Cincin­nati ..... 34-23 W ......... Den­ver ......... 27-14 W ...atPitts­burgh ...26-14 L .. at Cleve­land .. 12-9 (OT) W ..... at Ten­nessee ..... 21-0 L ..... New Or­leans ..... 24-23 L ...... atCarolina ...... 36-21 L ....... Pitts­burgh ....... 23-16 Nov. 11 ............. Bye ............. W ...... Cincin­nati ...... 24-21 W ........ Oak­land ........ 34-17 W ...... atAt­lanta ...... 26-16 Dec. 9 ... at Kansas City ... 1 Dec. 16 ..... Tampa Bay ..... 1 Dec. 22 .. at Charg­ers .. 8:20 Dec. 30 ...... Cleve­land ...... 1

W...at L.A. Charg­ers...38-28 W ..... at Pitts­burgh ..... 42-37 W ..... San Fran­cisco ..... 38-27 W ........ at Den­ver ........ 27-23 W ...... Jack­sonville ...... 30-14 L .... at New Eng­land .... 43-40 W ........ Cincin­nati ........ 45-10 W ........... Den­ver ........... 30-23 W ...... at Cleve­land ...... 37-21 W ........... Ari­zona ........... 26-14 L ...... at L.A. Rams ...... 54-51 Nov. 25 ............... Bye .............. W ........ at Oak­land ........ 40-33 Dec. 9 ......... Bal­ti­more ......... 1 Dec. 13.L.A. Charg­ers .8:20 Dec. 23 ..... at Seat­tle ..... 8:20 Dec. 30 ......... Oak­land ......... 1

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