The Kansas City Chiefs found themselves favorites for the first time all season last week with an eventual 9 point spread in their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. After taking care of the Jags by 21, the Chiefs once again find themselves as heavy favorites.
Bodog currently has the Chiefs favored by 8 points over the winless Buffalo Bills, but that number is as high at 9 in several places.
Last week Kansas City only opened as a 4.5 point favorite with the line jumping to 9 after the Jaguars quarterback woes came to light. Even though the Bills have yet to win a game, it’s unlikely that the line will move nearly as much this week after Buffalo nearly took out the Ravens in Baltimore. If anything, things could swing towards the Bills if dynamic rookie Dexter McCluster is ruled out of Sunday’s game.
If the spread stays anywhere near 10 points, it seems like a dangerous play. The deeper into a season a team goes without a victory, the more desperate their players and coaching staff get for that first win. Add in that the head coach is Chan Gailey, the man Todd Haley embarrassingly fired on the eve of the regular season last year, and there is plenty of extra motivation for Buffalo.
The Chiefs are a better team than the Bills, I realize I’m not cracking any secret code saying that, but Buffalo showed last weekend they are up to the task of winning a game on the road against a better team.
I fully expect Kansas City to eclipse their win total of last season and move to 5-2 on Sunday. I’m just a little spooked by the nearly 400 passing yards Buffalo offense dropped on the Ravens defense.