After finding themselves as the biggest underdogs in the league last week on the road against the San Diego Chargers, the Kansas City Chiefs return home against the similarly winless Minnesota Vikings. The good news is that they are no longer saddled with the longest odds to win. The bad news is that they are still underdogs.
That’s right, the Chiefs are getting points again. At home. Against an 0-3 team that has played like a UFL team in the second half of each game so far this season.
Bodog is only setting the line at two points, but it’s a sad state of affairs when the Chiefs are seen as so inept that they need points against a winless team. As pointed out on Twitter, the Vikings are only the seventh 0-3 team to be a road favorite since 1989.
Minnesota had leads of 10, 17 and 20 in each of their first three games and ended up losing them by 7, 4 and 3 respectively.
One of the main culprits for the Vikings is Donovan McNabb, one of the few quarterbacks in the league that has played as poorly as Matt Cassel. RB Adrian Peterson has averaged 5.1 yards per carry in those three games, but during last week’s second half meltdown, he was only given the ball five times.
Had the Chiefs been blown out by the Chargers the way they were the first two weeks it would make sense to be dogs to the Vikings. However, Kansas City put up a better effort in the second half against the Chargers than Minnesota has all season long.
If you were looking for a chance to take the Chiefs — you could run out of opportunities after the bye in two weeks — this is your best option. Getting points at home against a mentally destroyed Viking team is the perfect setting for Kansas City to win outright.