Blake Bortles Looking to Step it Up Against the Chiefs
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Online football betting fans, you might still get your tickets for Blake Bortles’s Garbage Time Road Show and Revue, which comes to Kansas City on Sunday, November 6th at Arrowhead Stadium. But you must hurry; they’re selling like hotcakes. Buy now and get a complimentary Water Bortle (TM).
Jaguars +9½ (-110) 46 (-110)
In his previous stop in Tennessee on Thursday, the King of Garbage Time threw 33 of 54 for 337 yards with three TD passes against the Titans. As he has us accustomed to, though, much of this production came in – wait for it – garbage time! The man sure likes to give the people what they want. The Jaguars (2-5) were down 24-0 by the time they got their second first down of the game halfway through the second quarter. The Titans were ahead 27-0 at halftime. Jacksonville has lost two games in a row.
The Chiefs (5-2), on the other hand, have won three straight. Kansas City managed to keep the Indianapolis Colts from rallying on Sunday, even though they lost QB Alex Smith not once, but twice. Smith was checked for a concussion in the first half and returned in the second quarter, but then he got curb-stomped by Colts safety Clayton Geathers in the third quarter and was diagnosed with a concussion. Before getting confused with an ostrich and having his head shoved through the turf, Smith went 9 of 19 for 127 yards with one TD. Backup Nick Foles finished 16 of 22 for 223 yards and two scoring passes. Foles led the Chiefs to a 30-14 win, but he may not have lucked into a starting QB gig, as the Chiefs are now saying Smith was never really concussed.
Bortles has completed 60% of his passes for 1904 yards, 12 TDs and nine interceptions. He has thrown two or more scoring passes in eight of his last 13 games. Online football betting fans should beware, though; those stats look a lot better on paper. Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson combine for a total of 809 receiving yards and five TDs, while Marqise Lee has 30 catches. The Jags running game is averaging 72.6 yards game, led by T.J. Yeldon with 220 yards and one touchdown. Jacksonville is yielding 28 points and 349.3 yards per game. Smith is completing 66.1% of his passes for 1638 yards, eight TDs, and two picks. Travis Kelce and Jeremy Maclin have 753 receiving yards and five touchdowns between the two, and Spencer Ware has 17 catches. The Chiefs running game averages 106.3 yards per contest, with Ware posting 511 yards and two scores. KC is giving up 19.6 points and 357.9 yards per game.
In more online football betting-related stuff, the Jags are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games on the road, and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games overall. The Chiefs are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games at home and 4-0 against the spread in their last four November games. Jacksonville is 1-4 against the spread in their last five encounters and the football betting site favorite is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 match-ups.