Saturday, January 16, 2016
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The Kansas City Chiefs take on the New England Patriots on Saturday at Gillette Stadium in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs. The opening line for this game has New England as 5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.5.
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Alex Smith finished with 190 yards through the air for Kansas City in their 30-0 victory over Houston. He completed 17 passes out of 22 attempts for a 77% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led in rushing by Spencer Ware, who finished with 67 yards on 16 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 128 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kansas City got a total of 18 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 8 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 62 total plays for 314 yards for the game. The Chiefs ran for 141 yards on 37 attempts.
Tom Brady finished his last game with 134 yards through the air for New England. He completed 12 passes out of 21 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Patriots were led in rushing by Steven Jackson, who finished with 35 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. James White was the team leader in receiving with a total of 63 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 32 yards per reception. New England got a total of 12 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 3 passing, and 5 by penalty. They ran 54 total plays for 196 yards for the game. The Patriots ran for 70 yards on 27 attempts.
Kansas City is scoring 25 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 19 passes on 30 attempts for a 63% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 203 yards per game through the air as well. The Chiefs are running for an average of 128 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. They also run 60 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 331 yards per game. The Chiefs are averaging 60 first downs per game and they accumulate 54.7 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties.
Kansas City allows 231 passing yards per game and 18 points per contest on defense. They give up 22 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58%. The Chiefs allow 98 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for a 4.1 average per play. Kansas City allows 329 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 57.1 yards per game.
New England averages 29 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 25 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 64% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 287 yards through the air per game thus far. The Patriots run for an average of 88 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 374 yards per game. The Patriots get an average of 66 first downs per game and they average 53.8 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties.
New England allows an average of 241 passing yards and 20 points per contest. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Patriots allow 99 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4 average per rush. New England allows 339 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 63.3 yards in each contest.
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 8-8-1 against the over/under so far this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 9-8-0 this season
New England Betting Trends
New England is 9-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
New England has an ATS record of 7-7-2 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/02/15 OL Ben Grubbs Neck IR
11/18/15 TE James O'Shaughnessy Foot IR
10/11/15 RB Jamaal Charles Knee IR
09/30/15 DB Phillip Gaines Knee IR
09/09/15 OL Paul Fanaika Undisclosed IR
09/07/15 TE Richard Gordon Ankle IR
01/09/16 WR Jeremy Maclin Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. New England
01/09/16 OL Mitch Morse Concussion "?" Saturday vs. New England
01/01/16 RB De'Anthony Thomas Concussion IR
12/16/15 DT Dominique Easley Thigh IR
12/15/15 RB LeGarrette Blount Hip out for season
11/27/15 WR Aaron Dobson Ankle IR
11/09/15 RB Dion Lewis Knee IR
11/06/15 C Ryan Wendell Knee IR
10/29/15 TE Rufus Johnson Illness IR
10/18/15 CB Tarell Brown Foot IR
10/14/15 T Nate Solder Bicep IR
08/29/15 FB James Develin Tibia IR
01/11/16 WR Julian Edelman Foot is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Kansas City
01/09/16 DE Chandler Jones Abdominal "?" Saturday vs. Kansas City
01/09/16 LB Dont'a Hightower Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kansas City
01/09/16 LB Jonathan Freeny Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Kansas City
01/09/16 DT Sealver Siliga Personal "?" Saturday vs. Kansas City
01/09/16 T Sebastian Vollmer Leg "?" Saturday vs. Kansas City
01/09/16 DB Justin Coleman Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Kansas City
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas City
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