Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs Week 2 Betting Pick

After a big win over their rivals the Washington Redskins in week 1 of the NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles hit the road again as they visit the Kansas City Chiefs, who are coming off a season opening win over the New England Patriots on Thursday night.

The game will be played on Sunday, September 17, and is scheduled to begin at 1 PM. ET.

Eagles vs Chiefs Betting Odds

Here are the odds for this game from Bet365.com.

  • Philadelphia Eagles +6
  • Kansas City Chiefs -6

Philadelphia Eagles Analysis

The Eagles finished third in the NFC East last season and came into the season with the goal of making the playoffs this year.

Against the Redskins, second year quarterback Carson Wentz looked good, finishing the game 26 of 39 for 307 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.

The Eagles offense was able to move the ball efficiently against a Redskins defense that have a lot of issues as they are still trying to find their identity.

Wentz did make a crucial error with an interception that was taken back for a touchdown, so he needs to do a better job protecting the ball this week, especially against an opportunistic defense like the Chiefs have.

Philadelphia’s offensive line did a good job protecting Wentz, and gave up only two sacks. They will need to be great again this weekend because the Chiefs front line did a good job getting to Tom Brady in their week 1 victory and Andy Reid is likely to send pressure again this week.

Kansas City Chiefs Analysis

The Chiefs pulled off the biggest surprise in week 1, going into Gillette Stadium and coming away with a convincing win over the defending Super Bowl champions.

The win did come at a cost as the Chiefs lost Eric Berry to a season ending injury, and wide receiver Tyreke Hill was banged up after the game.

Another story line to look out for in this one is the fact that Andy Reid is coaching against his former team. Reid faced the Eagles in 2013, a season after he was fired. He got the win at Lincoln Financial Field and would love to get another one in front of the Kansas City fans.

After a big win to open the season, Reid has to make sure his players quickly move past the emotions of such a big win and are ready for a hungry Eagles team that has postseason plans of their own.

After a big game in which he ran for 148 yards, Kareem Hunt will once again be expected to contribute significantly to the Chiefs offense.

Pick and Prediction

The Chiefs are favored to win the game by 5.5 points. The over/under on total points scored is 47.5. The Chiefs showed they are a well-rounded team against the Patriots, I expect their defense to stifle Wentz and help the team get the win. Take the Chiefs at -5.5.

Play: Chiefs -6

September 14, 2017 by : Posted in Other Sports No Comments

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