Sunday, November 27, 2016
Sports Authority Field
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The Kansas City Chiefs travel to Sports Authority Field to play the Denver Broncos on Sunday, November 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Denver as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 40.5. The Chiefs are 4-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-8-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 7-3-0 against the spread.
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Alex Smith finished with 261 yards through the air for Kansas City last week. He completed 24 passes out of 30 attempts for a 80% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led in rushing by Spencer Ware, who finished with 69 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Travis Kelce was the team leader in receiving with a total of 108 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kansas City got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 51 total plays for 343 yards for the game. The Chiefs ran for 82 yards on 21 attempts.
Trevor Siemian finished with 258 yards passing for Denver last week. He went 25 for 40, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by Devontae Booker, who finished with 76 yards on 24 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Demaryius Thomas led the team in receiving with 87 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Denver had 24 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 20 came from a pass. They ran 83 total plays for 337 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 103 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Kansas City scores 22 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 19th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 36 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 236 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 22nd in the league. The Chiefs run for an average of 98 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 22nd in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 334 yards per game, ranking their offense 24th overall this season. The Chiefs average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 23rd in the NFL. They accumulate 45.2 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, which ranks 24th in the league.
Kansas City allows 253 passing yards per game, ranking 16th, and they allow 19 points per contest on defense, which ranks 6th. They give up 23 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61%. The Chiefs allow 121 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 27th in the NFL. Kansas City allows 374 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 44.3 yards per game, ranking them 3rd among NFL teams.
Denver averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 14th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. They throw for 227 yards through the air per game, ranking them 23rd. The Broncos run for an average of 97 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 21st on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 325 yards per game, ranking them 27th in the league on offense. The Broncos get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 19th. They average 60.7 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, ranking them 12th in the NFL.
Denver allows an average of 194 passing yards per game, which ranks 2nd in the league. Their defense overall allows 19 points per contest, which has them ranked 9th. They give up 19 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 56% per game. The Broncos allow 124 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 29th in the NFL. Denver allows 318 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 5th in the league. They force 6.5 penalties for 57.9 yards in each contest, ranking 13th.
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 2-8-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 4-5-1 this season
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Denver has an ATS record of 7-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 RB Charcandrick West Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
11/20/16 LB Dee Ford Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
11/20/16 DL Jaye Howard Hip "?" Sunday vs. Denver
11/20/16 WR Jeremy Maclin Groin "?" Sunday vs. Denver
11/20/16 DB Marcus Peters Hip "?" Sunday vs. Denver
11/02/16 OL Parker Ehinger ACL IR
11/01/16 RB Jamaal Charles Knee IR
10/19/16 DL Allen Bailey Shoulder IR
10/19/16 LB Justin March Hand IR
08/31/16 LB Josh Mauga Hip IR
08/15/16 QB Tyler Bray Back out indefinitely
11/20/16 CB Aqib Talib Back "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
11/09/16 DE Derek Wolfe Elbow expected to miss 3-4 weeks
10/27/16 RB C.J. Anderson Knee IR
08/31/16 TE Garrett Graham Shoulder IR
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -3.5
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