Kansas City Chiefs (7-1) at Cleveland Browns (2-5-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 4, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Cleveland Browns +8.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns will match up in NFL activity from FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday.
The Chiefs enter this game at 7-1 overall this year. KC’s lone loss came to the Patriots (in a fantastic game), but otherwise they’ve beaten the Chargers, Steelers, 49ers, Broncos (twice), Jaguars and Bills.
In that last Denver game, Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes logged 303 yards with four TDs, and Kareem Hunt led the rush on 50 yards. Sammy Watkins had a great day, leading the KC receivers on 107 yards and two TDs from eight grabs.
Over on the Browns’ side, they’re 2-5-1 this season. Cleveland tied the Steelers in Week 1 and took out the Jets and Ravens this year. Aside from that, the Browns have fallen to the Saints, Raiders, Chargers, Bucs and Steelers.
In that Pittsburgh game last week, Browns QB Baker Mayfield put up 180 yards, two TDs and a pick, and Nick Chubb led the rush with 65 yards. Jarvis Landry was the lead receiver for Cleveland with 39 yards on eight catches.
The Chiefs are 7-1 ATS in their last eight overall and 6-1 ATS in their last seven following a straight-up win. Kansas City is 6-1 ATS in their last seven versus the AFC and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games.
Meanwhile, the Browns are 11-24-1 ATS in their last 36 versus the AFC and 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 overall. Cleveland is 7-18 ATS in their last 25 home games and 5-15-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Even with the one loss to the Pats—which easily could have been a W—the Chiefs are still the darlings of the AFC and a favorite to make the Super Bowl. Kansas City has scored at least 27 points in each game this year, and routinely finishes with totals in the 40s.
As for the Browns, they’re in a state of flux (again) with the coaching change, but all in all things are looking up and the team will likely get a couple more wins this season. Probably not here, though.
The line’s not too bad so I’m going KC.