Online NFL Betting Odds Sticking With the Chiefs
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The online NFL betting season continues this week with plenty of marquee matchups to keep fans intrigued. One of the most interesting matchups of the weekends pits the Philadelphia Eagles against the reigning AFC West champions. Both teams are coming off wins and it’ll be interesting to see what the NFL betting lines have to say about this pairing.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday, September 17th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Philadelphia Eagles +4½ (-105) 47 ½ (-110) +192
Kansas City Chiefs -4 ½ (-115) 47 ½ (-110) -230
The Eagles are now entering the 2nd season of the Doug Pederson era. And judging by how the franchise fared in the 1st, Philadelphia has a good feeling about how this season turned out. Right off the bat the Birds got things started in the right direction, picking up a crucial Week 1 victory over a division rival.
This past Sunday, Philadelphia traveled to Washington and practically flew past the Redskins. The Eagles finished the day with 356 yards on offense while simultaneously holding the Redskins to 264 yards. Furthermore, the Eagles managed to force 4 turnovers on the day, two of which ended up going the other way for a score.
Nevertheless, Philadelphia has plenty of improvements to make if they are to compete with the Giants and the Cowboys in the division. The Eagles had 2 turnovers on the day as well, and as fate would have it the Redskins managed to take both of them back for a touchdown. It was quite a game and the fact the Eagles came out on top shows that they aren’t to be underestimated this season by players who bet NFL online.
Kansas City Chiefs
Out of the 30 teams that competed in Week 1 (2 teams sat out due to Hurricane Irma) the Kansas City Chiefs had by far the best outing. Every single online NFL betting site on the planet had the Chiefs pegged as heavy underdogs against the reigning Super Bowl champions. But in the end, the Chiefs ended up stunning the world as they delivered a 15-point beating to both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
The biggest takeaway from the 42-27 Kansas City win over the Pats was the 21 unanswered points the Chiefs scored in the final quarter of the game. Overall, Kansas City looked great on both sides of the ball. Alex Smith handled himself like a grizzled veteran, throwing for 4 touchdowns, 368 yards and a 148.6 passer rating.
Defensively the Chiefs had a great outing as well holding New England to 371 yards on offense and sacking the quarterback 3 times on the day. The Chiefs were one of last year’s best defensive units and it’s clear that they haven’t missed a step. Versus the Eagles, Kansas City will go from facing a 5-tim Super Bowl winning quarterback to a 2-year veteran.