Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs finally looked like themselves when they crushed the Raiders in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Patrick Mahomes had a rare turnover-free game and racked up 406 yards on long drives, converting on multiple third downs throughout the evening.
Mahomes threw for five touchdown passes, and Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill combined for 202 receiving yards and two TDs. After a 41-point explosion last week, can the sports betting world count on the Chiefs to follow it up in Week 11 when they host the Dallas Cowboys?
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The Chiefs have set a pretty high bar over the past few seasons, making it easy to exaggerate their struggles. So I’ll admit to being overly concerned for parts of this season, particularly after the Chiefs’ 27-3 loss against the Titans. It’s true that Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs have not played up to their standards, but that doesn’t mean the sky is falling.
The truth is Kansas City sits atop the AFC West, is third in the NFL in passing yards per game, and fourth in total yards. Oh, and they’ve also won four of their last five.
- At Washington W 31-13
- At Titans L 27-3
- Giants W 20-17
- Packers W 13-7
- At Raiders W 41-14
Over the last five games, KC has averaged 21.6 points per game. Even though we’re used to seeing that in one half rather than a game from the Chiefs’ offense, they’ve still managed to win games. After their game against the Raiders, it feels like the Chiefs are poised for an offensive turnaround.
The Stars Are Still Shining in KC
Despite Patrick Mahomes’ turnover issues this season, he’s still managed to put up 2,940 passing yards (2nd in the league) and has 25 TD passes to 10 interceptions. He’s also been clutch, with nine touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, an NFL best. The man they call “Cheetah,” AKA Tyreek Hill, has been his usual blazing self this season, racking up 855 yards through the air (4th in the NFL) and adding eight touchdowns. Superstar TE Travis Kelce already has 62 receptions and 747 yards on the year to go with five touchdowns.
Cowboys vs. Chiefs
It’s a rare meeting between the Cowboys and Chiefs, and it should be a good one. Both teams are coming off of convincing victories in which they put up more than 40 points. The last time these teams met was in 2017 when Alex Smith was still quarterbacking the Chiefs, and the Cowboys prevailed with a 28-17 victory.
This year, things will be different as both teams lead their division and have their eyes set on a Super Bowl. The Cowboys are the league’s top-scoring offense, averaging 31.6 points per game and 444.4 yards.
After a rare dud against Denver two weeks ago, the Cowboys responded with a 43-3 annihilation of the Falcons last Sunday.
Can the Chiefs Keep the Momentum Going?
If last week was a bounce-back game for the Kansas City Chiefs, this week needs to be a statement game. The Cowboys provide the perfect litmus test for the Chiefs to see precisely where they stand. They’ll have the Arrowhead faithful behind them, which should give them the edge that they’ll need if they want to knock off the Cowboys.
I see both teams putting up big numbers in a Sunday afternoon shootout, with the Chiefs winning a close game 33-31, making them an excellent pick for this week’s King of the Weekend Promo. So sign up for an account today and pick the six teams you believe will score the most points this week for your chance at $50,000.
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