A wild ending to our slate of Week 5 games in the NFL, and now we get the chance to look forward to next week.
We’ll have a headliner matchup when the Kansas City Chiefs go on the road to take on the Washington Football Team.
While Washington hasn’t shown us too much this season, all eyes will be on this game to see if the Chiefs can get their season together.
An unfortunate lightning delay caused Sunday night’s game to drag out longer than anticipated, but the Chiefs haven’t looked right in really any of their games yet.
This is the perfect opportunity to right the ship, and it is reminiscent of the route Tampa Bay took last year when they were smoked by Green Bay around the same time and ended up winning a Super Bowl.
The best part of the NFL is the unknown from week to week, so let’s break down this matchup and help determine your best bets.
Kansas City Chiefs Betting Preview: Keeping everyone on track
One thing is clear through these first five weeks of play: the Kansas City defense is not good.
They are even worse than last year, which means it will be up to the offense to stay on the field for as long as possible to help keep that in balance.
The problem comes from the offense, as they are giving away far too many turnovers with interceptions and fumbles all over the place.
It’s uncharacteristic of Mahomes to suffer this bad from turnovers, but Chiefs’ fans are hoping it is just a little bit of a funk, and it can go up from here.
Washington Football Team Betting Preview: A noteworthy performance comes up short
To say that it has been a rough season for Washington would be underselling it. Losing Fitzpatrick in Week 1 set everything back.
They are fresh off a Saints loss where they actually played well but came up short to Jameis Winston in the end.
Their defense is not what anyone thought it was coming into the season, and they are having a tough time putting together any consistency.
Getting stops would be one of the only things that could keep this team moving, and until that can happen, it’s going to be hard for them to gather any momentum.
A high-powered Chiefs offense is not the team to help them resolve those issues.
Chiefs @ Football Team Betting Odds and Lines
Coming into this Sunday NFL matchup, the people over at MyBookie have the Kansas City Chiefs favored on the road by 6.5 points.
If this game was two weeks ago, I think the line would be pushed to 10 points. It’s hard to make it that high when the Chiefs have been struggling so much.
Free Betting Pick
This game reminded me of the Chiefs’ win over Philadelphia two weeks ago. Fresh off a loss, Kansas City came into it angry and ready to prove themselves.
They should have the same energy in this game, so I’m taking them to come out on top.