Despite going into M&T Bank Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs have the upper hand in their Week 2 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
Both of these teams have their sights set on the Super Bowl at the end of the season, but only one of them can come out of Week 2 with a win.
5. Orlando Brown is motivated to bounce back
Baltimore drafted tackle Orlando Brown Jr. in 2018 with a third-round selection. They developed him into one of the most reliable tackles in the game, landing on the Pro Bowl roster each of the last two years. He requested a trade in a bid for a full-time job playing left tackle and the Chiefs went for it.
Now, Brown is with Kansas City and returning to his old stomping grounds.
The Chiefs had offensive line issues in 2020. By going out and getting Brown, they addressed one problem at left tackle. They spent much of the offseason dealing with the others.
The first week of that unit working together didn’t go perfectly. Brown, in particular, struggled. After that rude awakening, he knows he has to get things right this week or risk letting his former team embarrass him.
The Ravens might have some knowledge of how to go against Brown, but he’s also attuned to how to go against their defensive front. It should be a fun grudge match to watch.