The Kansas City Chiefs will have a new head coach on the sidelines and quarterback under center on Sunday, but in the eyes of oddsmakers, things haven’t changed much at all.
When the undefeated Green Bay Packers visit Arrowhead Stadium they will be favored by at least 14.5 points. Considering the line went up after news of Todd Haley being fired and hasn’t moved since Tyler Palko was benched, there’s no telling if the number rises again as the money still keeps flowing towards the defending Super Bowl champions.
If the Packers were coming to town after they had officially locked in the top spot in the NFC, the Chiefs might get to face some of the Green Bay reserves. But with there being no indication that Aaron Rodgers and the unstoppable Packers offense will let up, there isn’t likely to be a number high enough for someone to feel comfortable taking Kansas City.
Even if the Chiefs players show up ready to play at a higher than normal level for Crennel — not a difficult task to achieve considering how they’ve looked lately — it’s a tall task trying to get in the way of a team that dropped 46 points on the Oakland Raiders last week and have gone over 40 points five times this season.
Things usually get dicey when you start playing around with this many points, especially on the road, but the Packers look like a safe bet this week.