The Kansas City Chiefs were favored Week 1 over the Buffalo Bills before finding themselves as nine point underdogs to the Detroit Lions last week. After back-to-back blowout losses, the team is now looking at what is likely to become a theme: they are the NFL’s biggest underdog Sunday.
When embattled head coach Todd Haley and the Chiefs hit the road to take on the San Diego Chargers, the home team will be favored by 15 points. To put that in perspective, only the Indianapolis Colts (+10) are getting double digit points this week as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The scary thing about about the huge line is that it sees sort of low. Considering that the Chiefs have lost three of their most important players in consecutive weeks — TE Tony Moeaki, S Eric Berry, RB Jamaal Charles — and have looked hapless in losing by a combined score of 89-10, I’m not sure there is a number that will entice gamblers to take Kansas City.
San Diego is just 1-1 through two weeks, but were down just seven late last Sunday against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots thanks to QB Philip Rivers throwing for 378 yards.
Another stinker against the Chargers and there’s a good chance the Chiefs won’t be favored again the rest of the season, even against other current winless teams the Indianapolis Colts or Miami Dolphins.