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Weather Could Play Big Role in Chiefs-Ravens Week 3 Matchup

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 09: Outside linebacker Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs strips the football from quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens late in the fourth quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won in overtime, 27-24. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
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The Chiefs and Ravens will have a little bit more than football to worry about when they square off during Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season.

According to the weather forecast, it's gonna be a little wet in Kansas City, with chances of rain and thunderstorms increasing as the day goes on. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET and the two AFC squads are expected to go at it despite the conditions.

The slickness of the field should be a major storyline, as the game goes on, but in all honesty, we wouldn't be surprised if Patrick Mahomes kept up his 71.4% completion rate for this season through a hurricane.

Both teams sit atop their respective divisions -- each at 2-0 -- and while Mahomes is sure to deliver, one of the biggest anticipations is how Ravens QB Lamar Jackson measures up to the reigning MVP. Jackson has been sensational for Baltimore to start the season, especially for a 'running back'.

Though the rain might make play a little sloppier and grittier, it may just enhance the already-dynamite matchup we have ahead of us. The weather also gives the opportunity for each team's quarterback to emphasize just how good they are at what they do.