Last week the Kansas City Chiefs were favored for the second straight week for the first time in over two seasons. Andy Reid’s crew won’t have to worry about figuring out how long it’s been since they were favored three weeks in a row thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles being favored over the Chiefs.
The 1-1 Eagles are giving the visiting Chiefs 3.5 points in Reid’s first game against his former team.
While the Chiefs are fresh off a huge 17-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, the Eagles dropped a heart breaker to the San Diego Chargers, 33-30, in the final seconds. Despite that home loss, Philadelphia is still seen as favorites over Kansas City.
These two teams last faced each other in 2009, when a Reid-led Eagles wiped the floor with Todd Haley’s Chiefs 34-14. For all the attention this Philly team is getting, it’s nothing compared to that one, when Michael Vick was playing his first game since facing dog fighting charges.
This time around Reid is in Kansas City and the focus isn’t on the law, but instead a non-stop Philadelphia offense run by new head coach Chip Kelly. And the points being given to the Chiefs have everything to do with the doubts that the Chiefs offense can keep up with the Eagles, no matter how bad the Philadelphia defense has been the first two weeks.
If you think the Chiefs will find a way to score enough points to stay in the game, there’s no reason you shouldn’t feel confident in them going 3-0 — if not outright, at least against the spread.