After a 3-0 start to the 2017 season, the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons have dropped two consecutive games. The Falcons will face their third straight AFC East opponent on Sunday night in a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl. The offense is going to have to be much better if the Falcons plan on having a legitimate shot to win. Kansas City won five in a row before running into a defense that has given them trouble for the past several years. The Chiefs’ offense, which was No. 1 in the NFL in points per game, managed just 13 on Sunday. Head coach Andy Reid and company still had a shot to win in the fourth quarter but the offense just didn’t produce.
Holding a lead entering the fourth quarter, Carolina gave up a 75-yard drive that culminated in a touchdown that proved to be the winning points. Kansas City averages 35.6 points per game led by second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes leads an offense that features two 1,000-yard receivers. Tyreek Hill has 78 catches for a team-high 1,304 yards receiving. Tight end Travis Kelce leads the Chiefs with 93 receptions for 1,220 yards. The Saints are built similarly with veteran Drew Brees at quarterback.
Redskins At Packers
Should next Oakland lose in Denver on Sunday, they can still win the AFC West with a Chiefs loss to San Diego. The worst-case scenario for Oakland still gives them a No. 2 seed, a first-round playoff bye, and a home game in the postseason. One, their defense will have to go up against the hottest quarterback in the league right now in Aaron Rodgers. The 12-year veteran has 4,128 yards passing and 36 touchdowns and is a big reason why the Packers have won their last five games in a row. Wide receiver Ty Montgomery has moved into the role of the Packers feature back and given Green Bay some semblance of a running game.
Chiefs Vs Titans Odds And Spread
Through five games, Keenum has just five touchdown passes and a quarterback rating of just 33.2. Brady’s counterpart, Patrick Mahomes, is having a season to remember. The win over Jacksonville last week was the first game in which Mahomes did not throw a touchdown pass. He is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,513 yards and 14 touchdowns through five games. Last year’s first-round draft pick has thrown just two interceptions all season. This would be the week that Marrone and the Jags defense needs to come alive.
The Chiefs are coming off a victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, the third straight game in which rookie RB Kareem Hunt has proved he is worthy of the league’s Rookie of the Year award. He became the first player in NFL history with three 50-yard-plus runs in the first three games of his career. So far this season, the dynamic Atlanta offense has been mediocre at best.
The Titans’ win over Buffalo came at a cost, as tackle Taylor Lewan, corner Caleb Farley, and wideout Julio Jones all got knocked out of the game with various injuries. Points are expected from both sides, evidenced by the lofty total. Perhaps the Titans are being a bit overvalued relative to power ratings after last week’s surprising result. This battle of AFC playoff contenders features two teams coming in off of impressive Week 6 victories.
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Lamar Jackson and the Ravens have owned the Bengals since Jackson took over the offense 4 years ago. The Ravens have swept the Bengals two straight seasons and have beaten them 5 straight. Burrow and first round wide receiver Ja’Mar Chase will look to change the narrative this week in Baltimore with an upset win on the road. The Week 8 betting odds on WynnBET have the Raiders as the favorite in their matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, but they are only three-point favorites in this one.
Since there’s no real difference in the head-to-head price and the line, back Detroit to Cover. The Lions have been surprisingly good defensively, even if they failed to create a turnover last week in Green Bay. Detroit ranks eighth in defensive takeaways this season, which means we could see Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins revert back to his old ways this week. Detroit still has plenty of time to make up lost ground in the competitive NFC North though, and at their current price, it’s safe to say the Lions are well over the odds. These two sides haven’t met since the 2018 NFC Wild Card Game in which the Rams lost 11-6.