Chiefs Open As Week 1 Underdogs

The 2012 NFL schedule was released on Tuesday and minutes later there were lines for each Week 1 game. The Kansas City Chiefs open up by hosting the Atlanta Falcons and like much of last season they are underdogs.

With the uncertainty around the New Orleans Saints this season, the Falcons should be the favorites to win the AFC South, but are only favored by one point over the Chiefs, according to Covers.com.

The Chiefs opened up the 2011 season as favorites over the Buffalo Bills and then spent the majority of the rest of the games as the underdogs, so this won’t be a new feeling for the team.

Just four other teams find themselves as home underdogs: Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders.

The Denver Broncos (-1.5) and San Diego Chargers (-2) open the season as favorites.

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