Sunday, October 18, 2015
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.5.
Alex Smith finished his last game with 181 yards through the air for Kansas City. He completed 16 passes out of 30 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led in rushing by Jamaal Charles, who finished with 58 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Jeremy Maclin led the team in receiving. He had a total of 85 yards on 8 receptions for an average of 11 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Kansas City got a total of 16 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 9 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 58 total plays for 287 yards for the game. The Chiefs ran for 117 yards on 25 attempts.
Teddy Bridgewater finished his last game with 269 yards through the air for Minnesota. He completed 27 passes out of 41 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Vikings were led in rushing by Adrian Peterson, who finished with 81 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Stefon Diggs led the team in receiving. He had a total of 87 yards on 6 receptions for an average of 15 yards per catch in the game. Minnesota got a total of 19 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 13 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 69 total plays for 325 yards for the game. The Vikings ran for 113 yards on 21 attempts.
Kansas City is scoring 23 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 22 passes on 35 attempts for a 63% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 204 yards per game through the air as well. The Chiefs are averaging 110 rushing yards per game on 25 attempts per contest for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 344 yards per game. The Chiefs are averaging 20 first downs per game and they accumulate 43.6 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties.
Kansas City allows 285 passing yards per game and 29 points per contest on defense. They give up 24 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Chiefs give up 99 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4 average per carry. Kansas City gives up 383 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.6 penalties per game that total 69.2 yards as a unit.
Minnesota averages 20 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 29 attempts for a 66% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 246 yards through the air per game thus far. The Vikings rush for an average of 137 yards per contest on 28 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry for the season. They also run 60 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 302 yards per game. The Vikings get an average of 19 first downs per game and they average 56 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties.
Minnesota allows an average of 232 passing yards and 18 points per contest. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Vikings give up 126 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Minnesota gives up 358 total yards per game including an average of 5.5 per play. They create an average of 2 turnovers per game and 7.2 penalties for 52.5 yards each game.
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 4-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 0-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/14/15 DL Dontari Poe Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/11/15 WR Albert Wilson Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/11/15 RB Jamaal Charles Knee out for season
10/11/15 LB Josh Mauga Groin "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/30/15 DB Phillip Gaines Knee IR
09/09/15 OL Paul Fanaika Undisclosed IR
09/07/15 TE Richard Gordon Ankle IR
10/11/15 S Andrew Sendejo Knee "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
10/11/15 WR Charles Johnson Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
10/11/15 CB Jabari Price Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
10/11/15 WR Jarius Wright Hand "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
10/11/15 DE Justin Trattou Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/10/15 C John Sullivan Back IR - designated to return
09/04/15 CB Josh Robinson Pectoral PUP
08/16/15 T Phil Loadholt Achilles IR
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas City
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