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Go Long Show: AFC Wellness Check

Go Long Show: AFC Wellness Check

Patrick Mahomes was supposed to have a stranglehold on this conference, right? With the Chiefs imploding at the worst time, the door is wide open for everyone else.

Two weeks to go, clarity is low. Very low.

This is exactly when you want to be looking your best as a Super Bowl contender, yet it’s hard to make sense of any teams on a week-to-week basis — especially in the AFC.

Without question, 2023 is the best shot teams have had at dethroning the Kansas City Chiefs since Patrick Mahomes assumed power. Even one AFC team that has upset KC (the Bengals) is missing its star quarterback.

We try to make sense of it all on the “Go Long Show.” Once again, I’m joined by former NFL personnel man Jim Monos.

Buffalo won an ugly 24-22 affair in L.A. against the JV Chargers. A true get-in-and-get-out game. Considering how this AFC is shaking out, wins are imperative… however you get ‘em. The Cleveland Browns will bring a special defense to the dance. Lamar Jackson’s numbers aren’t eye-popping but there’s a good chance he wins MVP again. The Ravens have the toughest roster, pound for pound. And let’s not forget about the Miami Dolphins. The team with the most yards (4,126) and most points (463) this 2023 season needed to learn how to grime out a win vs. a playoff team. This was an impressive finish against Dallas.

Miami and Buffalo may be on quite a collision course in the regular-season finale.

Audio and video of this episode are both available in this post, and at Apple, Spotify, everywhere you pod.

Thanks, all.



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Tyler Dunne co-hosts the "Go Long Show" with Jim Monos, the "Ty & Bob Pod" with Bob McGinn and occasional 1-on-1 conversations with players from around the NFL. Go Long covers pro football through a humanizing lens. Our aim? Show you how this sport really works. Subscribe to GoLongTD.com to access everything, including Happy Hours with players around the league.