One big question is how will Bienemys offense function without a guy named Mahomes elevating everyone around him. Stop the run and make Howell beat us throwing the ball.I think your all too sure in your pessimism.
There are dozens of unknowns in this game on both sides.
Can Sam Howell lead a team? Can he perform when the pressure is on?
Is the offense with Eric Bieniemy? There are rumors of discontent?
Can Bieniemy call a game well under pressure now he's an OC? (Similar questions on the Cards side)
And a dozen more on the Cards side. I'm more optimistic about the defense than many here. It's not only the ingredients but the Chef that's cooking them.
There are so many unknowns in this game that the score could be anything.
Screw it, I'm going to be the loan voice of optimism and say 24-21 Cards. It's as likely as anything else.