Philadelphia Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs - 9/17/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Arrowhead Stadium)
The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -5.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs meet Sunday in NFL action at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles look for another road victory after beating the Washington Redskins, 30-17. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost seven of their last eight road games. Carson Wentz is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 307 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Wentz has two touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor have combined for 179 receiving yards and one touchdown while Darren Sproles has five receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 58 yards per contest, and LeGarrette Blount leads the way with 46 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 17 points and 264 yards per game. Jalen Mills leads the Philadelphia Eagles with nine tackles, Brandon Graham has two sacks and Malcolm Jenkins has one pass deflection.
The Kansas City Chiefs also look for a 2-0 start after beating the New England Patriots, 42-27. The Kansas City Chiefs have won six of their last eight home games. Alex Smith is completing 80 percent of his passes for 368 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Smith has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt have combined for 231 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Chris Conley has two receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 185 yards per contest, and Hunt leads the way with 148 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 27 points and 371 yards per game. Ron Parker leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 11 tackles, Justin Houston has two sacks and Derrick Johnson has one pass deflection.
The Eagles are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Chiefs are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games, 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia Eagles still have to prove they're ready to take that next step like many think they are this season. Beating the Redskins was a solid victory on the road, but Washington lost a lot of key players during the offseason and are the worst team in the NFC East. Meanwhile, the Chiefs simply torched the Pats on the road when nobody gave them a chance, and they had extra time off to prepare for this contest. While nobody should put too much stock into one week, especially opening weekend, Kansas City was probably the most impressive team one week into things. I'll take KC by a touchdown here.