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Chiefs Battle Patriots in Epic Sunday Night Football Clash

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D.S. Williamson

October 11th, 2018

The most anticipated matchup this season happens in NFL Week 6 Sunday Night Football when undefeated Kansas City travels to Foxborough to battle perennial Super Bowl contender New England. Is this a torch seizing moment for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, or will the Patriots prove once again that they are never to be doubted? Let's break this down!

NFL WEEK 6 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BETTING Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots Sunday, October 14th – Gillette Stadium – 8:20pm ET Odds: Patriots -3.5 (59.5)

Chiefs Offense vs Patriots Defense New England ranks 9th in points allowed at only 21.6, which against any other team might impress. Hard to be impressed by anything the Patriots have done so far because on Sunday night they face one of the highest scoring teams in the NFL.

Chiefs average 35 points. They’ll challenge the Patriots in ways no other team has. Kansas City has too many weapons, and crediting New England for "shutting down" five bad offensive teams so far is overstating their defensive prowess.

Edge: Chiefs

Patriots Offense vs Chiefs Defense Kansas City picked off Blake Bortles 4 times in the 30-17 Week 5 win. Nobody expects the Chiefs to pick off Tom Brady 4 times. In fact, it’s possible Kansas City reverts to how they played prior to Week 5, where they allowed an average of 28.8 points against per game.

Chiefs allow 461.8 total yards with 343 of those yards coming through the air. Signs point to Tom Brady getting Josh Gordon more involved in the offense. In Week 5, Brady targeted Julian Edelman 9 times in the receiver's first game back from a suspension while he threw to James White 14 times in the same game. That shows how many weapons New England’s quarterback has. And we haven't even mentioned Gronkowski.

The Patriots aren't as prolific as the Chiefs at first glance, but they're just as explosive and if Brady is willing to churn out his possession driven, time devouring, dink-and-dunk style with all the tools at his disposal. They can grind defenses down. And this Kansas City defense is not good.

Edge: Patriots

Chiefs at Patriots Betting Analysis and ATS Prediction Chiefs’ bettors jumped on Kansas City after the line opened at -3. The line went up to Patriots -3.5, though, because the public always looks for reasons to bet on favorites. Professional handicappers favor the Chiefs.

Although signs point to Kansas City covering, I give the overall edge to the Patriots because of Bill Belichick. He's still amongst the greatest defensive play callers in NFL history. And while the Patrick Mahomes party seems to be never-ending, Tom Brady is more than capable of exposing the Chiefs defensively. At the end of the day, you're betting on a team that's been scorching hot for five weeks...or the team that's been crazy consistent for this entire century.

Although it could cost me, my faith in Belichick is enough for me to side with the Patriots.

Week 6 Sunday Night Football Betting Free Pick: Patriots -3.5

 
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