Sunday, October 2, 2016
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The Kansas City Chiefs travel to Heinz Field to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48.5. The Chiefs are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Steelers have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread.
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Alex Smith finished with 237 yards through the air for Kansas City last week. He completed 25 passes out of 33 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led in rushing by Spencer Ware, who finished with 75 yards on 20 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 89 yards and 6 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 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 293 yards for the game. The Chiefs ran for 72 yards on 27 attempts.
Ben Roethlisberger finished with 257 yards passing for Pittsburgh last week. He went 24 for 44, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Steelers were led on the ground by DeAngelo Williams, who finished with 21 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Antonio Brown led the team in receiving with 140 yards and 12 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Pittsburgh had 15 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 58 total plays for 251 yards for the contest. The Steelers ran for 29 yards on 10 carries as a team.
Kansas City scores 23 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 17th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 26 passes on 39 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 241 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 22nd in the league. The Chiefs run for an average of 91 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 21st in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 332 yards per game, ranking their offense 23rd overall this season. The Chiefs average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 20th in the NFL. They accumulate 60.7 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 13th in the league.
Kansas City allows 225 passing yards per game, ranking 11th, and they allow 16 points per contest on defense, which ranks 6th. They give up 21 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55%. The Chiefs allow 123 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 23rd in the NFL. Kansas City allows 348 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 4.3 penalties for 29.7 yards per game, ranking them 1st among NFL teams.
Pittsburgh averages 22 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 19th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. They throw for 254 yards through the air per game, ranking them 14th. The Steelers run for an average of 100 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 18th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 354 yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the league on offense. The Steelers get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 21st. They average 70.7 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 31st in the NFL.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 332 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 31st in the league. Their defense overall allows 22 points per contest, which has them ranked 14th. They give up 28 completions on 43 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Steelers allow 75 rushing yards per contest on 20 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 4th in the NFL. Pittsburgh allows 407 total yards per game for an average of 6.5 yards per play, which ranks 27th in the league. They force 8 penalties for 61.7 yards in each contest, ranking 26th.
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/26/16 DB Phillip Gaines Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/25/16 OL Jah Reid Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/25/16 RB Jamaal Charles Knee "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/25/16 OL Parker Ehinger Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/25/16 LB Sam Barrington Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
08/31/16 LB Josh Mauga Hip IR
08/30/16 LB Justin Houston Knee PUP
08/15/16 QB Tyler Bray Back out indefinitely
09/27/16 LB Jarvis Jones Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/26/16 S Robert Golden Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/26/16 LB Ryan Shazier Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/26/16 LB Lawrence Timmons Shin injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/26/16 G Ramon Foster Chest injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/25/16 C Cody Wallace Knee "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/25/16 WR Eli Rogers Toe injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/25/16 FB Roosevelt Nix Back "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/25/16 RB Le'Veon Bell Suspension is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/05/16 LB Bud Dupree Groin IR
08/31/16 TE Ladarius Green Headache PUP
08/17/16 QB Bruce Gradkowski Hamstring IR
08/11/16 WR Martavis Bryant Suspension out for season
08/02/16 CB Senquez Golson Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas City
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