Nick Wright has interesting idea on Jalen Ramey and Travis Kelce
In what could be called a dream matchup, Jalen Ramsey and Travis Kelce could meet in the Super Bowl. Nick Wright of FS1 has thoughts.
When looking at the NFL playoff picture, there’s a clear path in the AFC for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Pittsburgh Steelers have struggled over the past two weeks while the Buffalo Bills already failed to Kansas City once this season.
The NFC playoff picture is where things become hazy. Despite being considered front-runners, the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks all have their flaws that could knock them out of the running any given Sunday.
One team that could surprise many is the Los Angeles Rams, who enter the weekend leading the NFC West. While Jared Goff and the offense can stumble, it’s the defense that’s terrorizing their way back to playoffs and perhaps even the Super Bowl.
On the latest episode of FanSided’s Stacking The Box podcast, Nick Wright of FOX Sports 1 gave his thoughts on a potential Chiefs-Rams Super Bowl. He believes it could be one of the best in recent memory due to a matchup between Los Angeles’ Jalen Ramsey and Kansas City’s Travis Kelce.
“If you’re the Rams, I do wonder if they were to play the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, if they wouldn’t put Jalen Ramsey on (Travis) Kelce,” Wright said. “Double Tyreek Hill, ask Ramsey to take Kelce one-on-one, because the problem for every team all year has been is that if you single Tyreek Hill he has the first half he had against Tampa.”
How do the Rams defend one of the league’s best duos?
How good is Kelce? Let’s just say he’s already up there with Tony Gonzalez in Kansas City history. Against the Denver Broncos in Week 13, the 31-year-old became the first tight end in league history to finish with five 1,000-yard seasons.
Hill’s lighting speed might make him the most dangerous weapon on a football field. Few could forget his first quarter against Tampa Bay where he tallied 203 receiving yards and two touchdowns on the way to a career day against one of the league’s best secondaries.
Tampa’s problem was letting Carlton Davis of Sean Murphy-Bunting guard Hill one-on-one. then again, that’s everyone’s problem when you have a plethora of weapons that can find ways to get open and into the end zone.
The Rams’ secondary has been the league’s top unit entering the closing weeks of the season, allowing a league-low average of 191.7 yards per game. A large part of their rebound has come from a resurgence of Ramsey as their leading defender.
Meanwhile the development of Darious Williams and rookie gem Jordan Fuller have rapidly helped Sean McVay’s defense surge to the top.
Should Los Angeles represent the NFC, they could be in for troubles should they face Kansas City. Then again, isn’t everyone in trouble against Patrick Mahomes?