Chiefs Favored Over Struggling Giants


After opening the season as the favorite in back-to-back games for the first time in more than two seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs were road underdogs last week. Now Andy Reid’s undefeated team comes back home to face the New York Giants and are once again favored.

Trying to bounce back from an 0-3 start, including a 38-0 beating at the hands of the Carolina Panthers, the Giants are currently getting 4.5 points from the Chiefs.

If history can tell us anything — it can’t — the Giants are in good shape. They’ve won three straight matchups with the Chiefs, the latest a 27-16 victory in October of 2009.

More importantly, the Chiefs are bringing one of the NFL’s best pass rushes to the table Sunday afternoon against an offensive line with no shortage of problems. The Giants allowed QB Eli Manning to be sacked seven times, a number Kansas City has a chance to match.

Unless the line jumps above eight before kickoff — only a major injury would do that at this point — there’s no reason not to take the Chiefs.

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