|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL NFL Sportsbook records the Seattle Seahawks stil atop the NFC West with a 5-5-0 record. The Seahawks are monitoring Mike Williams after the wide receiver suffered an undisclosed injury to his left foot late in Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints.
As for the Chiefs, they beat the Cardinals last weekend, and held on tight to their undefeated home record. They also are at the top of their division, the AFC West at 6-4-0. The Kansas City Chiefs pass offense has been improving over the last few weeks but still leaves much to be desired. Matt Cassel is still averaging less than 200 yards per game in the air but passing is not the focus of this potent offense. The running game of the Kansas City Chiefs is the best in the NFL.
Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones are running rough shod over their NFL counterparts this season. The Kansas CIty Chiefs running game is averaging an astounding 165 yards per game and there have been several occasions where these two have worn down opposing defenses by themselves. Jones is the punishing straight up and down back and Jamaal Charles is dice and slice change of pace back.
The Seattle Seahawks defense has defended the run well this season but they are vulnerable against the pass. The Seahawks defenders are weak on the edges and show a propensity for getting smoked on big plays over the course of a game. The only good aspect of this game for the Seattle Seahawks is that Matt Cassel has no arm and will not be able to get the ball deep. The Kansas City Chiefs offense has the edge over the Seattle Seahawks defense.
Sportsbook lists the Chiefs as the minus one point home favorites this weekend, with the total over under at 44.
The Seattle Seahawks offense has been struggling this season. They have never had a cohesive unit on the field on offense all season long. New head coach Pete Carroll has made over 200 personnel changes on the Seattle Seahawks this year and he may not be down yet.
The running back position has been unsettled all season and injuries to Matt Hasselbeck have created setbacks for the continuity on the Seattle Seahawks offense. The numbers bear this out with the Seahawks only averaging 286 yards per game. The Kansas City Chiefs defense has been quietly going about their business this season. They are young in the secondary but they are better than average in yards allowed by their opponents through the air.
The Kansas City Chiefs secondary is yielding over 240 yards to opposing quarterbacks per game and they are giving up just over 100 yards per game on the ground. The Kansas City Chiefs defense has the edge over the Seattle Seahawks offense.