Fortunately, they face a Kansas City team that made the Texans and Broncos look like competent NFL offenses in the last couple of weeks. Now, I don’t harbor much hope that the Seahawks can win this game based on recent struggles but the fact remains that it’s hard to back the Chiefs given their struggles against the number this year. Kansas City is a dismal 3-10-1 ATS this season and that includes a 0-6-1 mark in their last seven games. This could be the turnaround for them but I’m fading giving double-digit points.
The Seahawks’ first injury report of the week was rather lengthy. Running backs Dallas (ankle) and Walker (ankle) along with Lockett (hand), Fant (knee), defensive tackle Al Woods (Achilles), linebacker Darrell Taylor (illness) and safety Ryan Neal (knee) all did not practice. Lockett had surgery on his hand and is likely to miss this game but watch for updates as the week progresses. Kansas City Chiefs Looking to Maintain MomentumKansas City won their second straight and seventh in the last eight games as they took care of business against the Texans in overtime. The Chiefs improved to 11-3 on the season but they again failed to put away a bad team convincingly. Against the Texans, Kansas City trailed 7-0 after one quarter, 14-13 at the half and 21-16 after three quarters. The Chiefs took their first lead at 24-21 early in the fourth quarter, gave up the tying field goal later in the stanza and had a chance to win at the end of regulation only to have Harrison Butker miss a 51-yard field goal attempt.
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4 points per contest. Geno Smith has completed 337 of 472 passes for 3, 671 yards with 26 touchdowns against eight interceptions. He has been sacked 37 times while ranking third on the team with 281 rushing yards and a score. Rashaad Penny is second on the team with 57 carries for 346 yards and two scores though he was lost for the season after ankle surgery and a fractured fibula suffered against the Saints on October 9. That means rookie Kenneth Walker III (150 carries, 696 yards, nine TD) takes over lead back duties while DeeJay Dallas (24 carries, 104 yards) and Travis Homer (19 carries, 74 yards) are next in line on the depth chart. In the passing game, Tyler Lockett is second on the team with 78 catches for 964 yards plus eight scores on the year.
In overtime, the Chiefs punted on their first possession but caught a break when they recovered a fumble on the Texans’ drive. One play later, the game was over as Jerick McKinnon ran 26 yards for the game-winning touchdown. Kansas City rolled up a commanding 502-219 edge in total offense, picked up 33 first downs while allowing 18 and won time of possession by a 37:22 to 27:25 margin. The Chiefs did commit a pair of turnovers while forcing just one takeaway in the game.
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If you’re playing straight up, Kansas City gets the nod but with the line, take Seattle and the points. Prediction: Seattle Seahawks +10 Full-Game Total Pick Seattle comes into this game having gone over the number in eight of their 14 games on the year. The Seahawks have gone over the number in five of their six road games on the season and have exceeded the mark in each of their last five away from home. Kansas City has split their 14 games in relation to the total this season.
Matthew Wright is five of five on extra points and two of two on field goals with a long of 44. Kansas City had a short injury report to start the week. Tight end Jody Fortson (elbow), defensive end Mike Danna (illness) plus defensive tackles Chris Jones (illness) and Khalen Saunders (illness) each missed practice Tuesday. Watch for further updates on them as the week progresses. Best Bets for this Game Full-Game Side Bet Insiders Status: Rating: The Seahawks have trended in the wrong direction of late with four losses in five games, turning their 6-3 start into a 7-7 mark with three weeks to go in the regular season. Seattle is dealing with injury issues and that could impact the offense.
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DK Metcalf (79 receptions, 924 yards, six TDs) along with tight ends Noah Fant (42 grabs, 414 yards, three TDs), Will Dissly (33 receptions, 330 yards, three TDs) and Marquise Goodwin (27 catches, 387 yards, four TDs) are all over the 300-yard mark for receiving yards. Jason Myers has hit 37 of 38 extra point attempts and 26 of 27 field goal attempts with a long of 56 this season.
The Seahawks got within 21-13 with 3:35 to play in the contest but couldn’t get a stop on the ensuing drive, allowing San Francisco to run out the clock. Seattle was outgained 381-277 in total offense, lost the time of possession by a 33:01 to 26:59 margin and committed the game’s lone turnover. Those numbers overshadowed the slim 16-15 edge in first downs that the Seahawks had.
Isiah Pacheco (139 carries, 677 yards, three TDs) and Jerick McKinnon (63 carries, 274 yards, TDs) have been involved in the ground game as well. There is no shortage of targets in the passing game, highlighted by Travis Kelce’s 91 receptions for 1, 144 yards and 12 scores this season. JuJu Smith-Schuster (71 catches, 850 yards, three TDs), Mecole Hardman (25 grabs, 297 yards, four TDs), McKinnon (46 catches, 429 yards, five TDs) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (37 catches, 632 yards, two TDs) all have been good targets this season. Harrison Butker has hit 28 of 31 extra point attempts and 16 of 21 field goal attempts with a long of 62 this season. Safety Eric Reid is one of two on extra points without attempting a field goal while Matt Ammendola has connected on three of four extra points and three of his four field goal attempts with a long of 31 on the year.
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