Sunday, January 1, 2017
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The Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Qualcomm Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45. The Chiefs are 8-6-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-10-0. The Chargers have an over/under record of 8-6-1 and they are 7-8-0 against the spread.
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Alex Smith finished with 244 yards through the air for Kansas City last week. He completed 25 passes out of 36 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led in rushing by Tyreek Hill, who finished with 95 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 16 yards per carry. Travis Kelce was the team leader in receiving with a total of 160 yards and 11 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 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 484 yards for the game. The Chiefs ran for 238 yards on 37 attempts.
Philip Rivers finished with 321 yards passing for San Diego last week. He went 24 for 47, resulting in a 51% completion percentage. The Chargers were led on the ground by Kenneth Farrow, who finished with 28 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Antonio Gates led the team in receiving with 94 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. San Diego had 19 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 356 yards for the contest. The Chargers ran for 35 yards on 18 carries as a team.
Kansas City scores 23 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 15th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 232 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 21st in the league. The Chiefs run for an average of 110 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 16th in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 342 yards per game, ranking their offense 20th overall this season. The Chiefs average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 24th in the NFL. They accumulate 55.3 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 6th in the league.
Kansas City allows 246 passing yards per game, ranking 17th, and they allow 19 points per contest on defense, which ranks 5th. They give up 22 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. 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 26th in the NFL. Kansas City allows 367 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 24th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 49.8 yards per game, ranking them 15th among NFL teams.
San Diego averages 26 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 10th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. They throw for 262 yards through the air per game, ranking them 6th. The Chargers run for an average of 92 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 26th on the ground. They also run 63 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 354 yards per game, ranking them 16th in the league on offense. The Chargers get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 14th. They average 48.7 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 17th in the NFL.
San Diego allows an average of 248 passing yards per game, which ranks 19th in the league. Their defense overall allows 26 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Chargers allow 98 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 11th in the NFL. San Diego allows 346 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 14th in the league. They force 7.7 penalties for 54.5 yards in each contest, ranking 31st.
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 5-10-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 8-6-1 this season
San Diego Betting Trends
San Diego is 8-6-1 against the over/under this season
San Diego has an ATS record of 7-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/26/16 RB Spencer Ware Ribs injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/25/16 LB Justin Houston Knee "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/25/16 DB Phillip Gaines Knee "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/17/16 LB Derrick Johnson Achilles IR
12/01/16 DL Jaye Howard Hip IR
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
12/27/16 RB Kenneth Farrow Shoulder IR
12/25/16 CB Craig Mager Elbow "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/25/16 T King Dunlap Knee "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/25/16 RB Melvin Gordon Hip "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/25/16 LB Denzel Perryman Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/14/16 CB Brandon Flowers Concussion IR
12/14/16 DT Tenny Palepoi Suspension expected to miss 4 games
11/30/16 LB Jerry Attaochu Foot IR
11/16/16 NT Brandon Mebane Bicep IR
10/12/16 LB Nick Dzubnar Knee IR
10/05/16 CB Jason Verrett ACL IR
09/27/16 LB Manti Te'o Achilles IR
09/20/16 RB Danny Woodhead Knee IR
09/11/16 WR Keenan Allen Knee IR
09/02/16 NT Sean Lissemore Undisclosed IR
09/02/16 WR Javontee Herndon Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Jeff Cumberland Achilles IR
08/31/16 G Chris Watt Knee PUP
08/31/16 G Donavon Clark Knee IR
08/30/16 RB Branden Oliver Achilles IR
08/11/16 WR Stevie Johnson Knee IR
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas City -4.5
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