Seattle Seahawks (7-7) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (11-3)
December 24, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -9.5 / Seattle Seahawks +9.5; Over/Under: +48.5
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The Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs meet in week 16 NFL action from Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Seattle Seahawks will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 21-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in their last game. Geno Smith has thrown for 3,671 yards, 26 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 71.4% passing while Kenneth Walker III has a team-high 696 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns this season. Tyler Lockett leads the Seahawks’ receiving group with 78 catches for 964 yards and 8 touchdowns while DK Metcalf has 79 receptions for 024 yards and 6 scores. Noah Fant has 414 receiving yards while another pair of Seahawks have 300+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Jordyn Brooks leads the Seahawks with 149 total tackles while Uchenna Nwosu has a team-high 9 sacks and Tariq Wooten leads the Seahawks with 6 interceptions on the year.
The Kansas City Chiefs will hope to keep it rolling after a 30-24 OT win over the Houston Texans last time out. Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 4,496 yards, 35 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 67.4% passing while Isiah Pacheco has a team-high 677 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Travis Kelce leads KC’s receiving group with 91 grabs for 1,144 receiving yards and 12 TDs while JuJu Smith-Schuster has 850 receiving yards as well. Marquez Valdes-Scantling also has 632 receiving yards and Jerick McKinnon has 429 receiving yards while four more Chiefs each have 200+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Nick Bolton has a team-high 137 total tackles with a pair of sacks while Chris Jones has a team-high 11 sacks this season.
Seattle is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in December and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Kansas City is 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a win while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
I get the case to be made for Kansas City at home here as the Chiefs have been on the better run in recent weeks and have something to play for at this point. That being said, the Chiefs narrowly scraped by Houston last week, and we’ve seen the Chiefs struggle as decent-sized favorites all year long. This is going to be a tough test for Seattle, but the Seahawks have their own motives to come out firing here. I’ll side with the Seahawks and the points to keep this one within reason.