Chiefs Vie for Another Online NFL Betting WinPosted by: Mike Davis
Unquestionably, the Kansas City Chiefs are the online NFL betting frontrunners to win the AFC. With dominant wins over the Patriots, Eagles, Redskins and Texans, no other team in the NFL has a better resume than Alex Smith and company. Anyone who has sat down and watched Kansas City compete this season knows that this is not a team to mess around with; their offense is too consistent and their defense is more than capable of holding opponents off. This Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the unfortunate pleasure of trying to outdo this powerhouse. Let’s see what kind of turnout NFL sportsbooks are predicting.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday, October 15th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Pittsburgh Steelers +4 (-111) 47 (-110) +178
Kansas City Chiefs -4 (-109) 47 (-110) -212
The Steelers enter this Week 6 matchup sporting a 3-2 record that gives them the lead in the AFC North. Technically, the Ravens and Pittsburgh have the same record. But since the Black and Gold picked up a 26-9 win over Baltimore earlier this season, the North belongs to the Steelers. But despite the winning record and the current lead in the division, Pittsburgh has had their fair share of woes this season.
In addition to their 30-9 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars this past Sunday, the Steelers just can’t seem to shake bad press. Leading up to that Week 5 matchup, the online NFL betting headlines surrounding Pittsburgh were focused on everything not related to football. Tensions in the locker room have begun to rise ever since the team’s controversial anthem protest that saw the entire team, except one player, stay in the locker room for the anthem.
The stories coming out of the locker room made it seem like there was some internal turmoil, mostly because of the different ideas players had regarding the protest. Some wanted to stand up for their community; others wanted to stand for the anthem. Things seemed to reach a boiling point in Week 5 when the Steelers faced Baltimore. Ben Roethlisberger missed a wide open Antonio Brown early in the game that resulted in the Steelers’ star receiver throwing a tantrum on the sideline. This brought even more unwanted attention on to the franchise.
Roethlisberger, in a questionable attempt to quell the turmoil, called out Brown on the radio, saying that he expected more. Big Ben would also try to make up for it by targeting Brown more than any other receiver this past Sunday. Neither attempt panned out as the Steelers were wiped 30-9 by the Ravens and Roethlisberger finished the day with 5 interceptions.
One would expect the drama to have dialed down but instead it has snowballed. Now betting NFL pundits are calling Roethlisberger out, wondering if it’s time for him to hang up the cleats. It’s too early to make a call on Big Ben but there’s no doubt that this Steeler team is stressed and eager to prove themselves this Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs are the only undefeated team in the league left standing. Kansas City have proven themselves several times this season and we can expect them to do it again this Sunday. The only way the Chiefs lose this matchup is if they underestimate the Steelers and take them too lightly. But Andy Reid has coached this team very well and there’s no reason to expect that this Sunday. Kansas City has too consistent of an offense to expect them to stumble. Kareem Hunt is a force of nature that will likely have a big game this Sunday.