The Kansas City Chiefs are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. These teams will have the eyes of many NFL fans. Andy Reid’s return to Philadelphia is a big story here. Since 2001, Philadelphia has managed to remain unbeaten against the Chiefs as the team rolls into this game. Let us now explore this game closer in this NFL pick and full preview.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles NFL Betting Preview
NFL Betting Odds from SportsBettingOnline
NFL Betting Favorite: Eagles -3
I’m 7-3 in NFL action so far this year. I’ve got a big premium guaranteed ATS play ready for this one available, but now it’s time for the free pick on the total and the preview for this matchup.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated so far this season and are looking to keep the ball rolling. The Chiefs have been tested already this season, conquering a strong Dallas team, but they glided through their first win against a weak Jacksonville team to open the season.
Offensively, the running attack is led by Jamaal Charles who has run for 132 yards on the year so far, and is currently ranked 8th in the league in rushing. Through the air, the Chiefs aren’t all that dynamic. Alex Smith hasn’t thrown for big yardage, but he has done what the team has asked him to do. Smith has taken care of the ball and made great decisions throughout their first two games.
Defensively, the Chiefs are ranked 7th against the pass, giving up only 194 yards a game. Their true strength is that they manage to keep their opponent to only 54 yards rushing per contest, which is good enough for 2nd in the league.
The Eagles have managed to go 1-1 to start their season. Both games that Philadelphia has played in have been nail biters. They came out on top in a battle against the Redskins in the season opener, and suffered a heartbreaker against San Diego last week. One has to wonder, will these close games wear out this competitive team early or will the most recent disappointment fuel a fire for this team’s redemption?
Offensively, the Eagles are 10th in the league in passing averaging 301 yards per game. Michael Vick leads this team throwing for 631 yards and 4 touchdowns. The rushing attack is ranked 2nd running for 176 yards a game. The Eagles are led by LeSean McCoy who has carried the ball for 237 yards so far this season.
The Eagles aren’t very good defensively. They are ranked 19th in the league by giving up 100 yards a game on the ground. The Achilles Heel of this team by far is their passing defense. They are ranked dead last in the league giving up a pathetic 361 yards a game through the air.
Free Pick: Over 50.5
The Eagles defense is going to give up a lot of points against everyone this year. On the other hand, Philadelphia’s offense should be able to pile up points against just about everyone as well. I think this one goes over the posted total. Take the over for your free play here.