Washington Commanders vs Kansas City Chiefs Prediction, 8/20/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Preseason Week 2
Game: Washington Commanders vs Kansas City Chiefs
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: NFL League Pass/NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Chiefs (-3.5)
The Washington Commanders (7-10 last year) are headed to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Kansas City Chiefs (12-5 last season). Washington opens this game as 3.5-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 43.5.
The Washington Commanders wrapped up their year having earned a 7-10 record. In their last contest of last season, the Commanders played against the Giants and notched a win by a score of 22-7. Antonio Gibson was the best rusher for the Commanders with 21 attempts for 146 yards (7.0 yards per carry). Terry McLaurin held an average of 23.3 yards per catch by tallying 93 yards on 4 catches. Taylor Heinicke went 9/18 with 120 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 71.5 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Commanders gave up 94 yards on 25 tries, which is 3.8 yards per rush allowed. Washington allowed 15 pass completions on 31 tries for 83 yds, and a completion percentage of 48.4%. For the game, they ran 58 plays which converted into 325 yards. The Washington Commanders ran the football 37 times and totaled 226 yds, earning them an average of 6.1 yds per carry.
The Commanders earned 5,502 total yards last year. Washington recorded 181 1st downs as an offense, and they were hurt by 82 penalties for 743 yds. Washington compiled 21 touchdowns through the air and 13 rushing touchdowns. They turned the football over 24 different times (15 picks and 9 fumbles). Offensively they averaged 121.2 yards on the ground, ranking them 12th in the league. In terms of scoring points, the Washington Commanders had an average of 19.7 points per contest.
When it comes to passing yards, the Commanders conceded 4,333 yards which ranked them 29th in the league. During their 17 games, they allowed 254.9 yards per game via the pass in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 67.0%. They gave up 359.3 yards/outing which had them ranked 22nd in the NFL. They conceded 34 passing touchdowns and 14 running touchdowns. They gave up 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 104.4 rushing yards per contest last year. In total, they conceded 1,775 rushing yards through 17 outings. The Commanders ranked 25th in the NFL when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 25.5 points per game.
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The Chiefs ended the year having a 12-5 record. The last time they took the field last season, the Chiefs took a defeat with a final score of 27-24 when they faced the Bengals. Patrick Mahomes (3 TDs) finished the game with 275 yards on 26/39 passing while his quarterback rate was 91.3. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.05 yards. Travis Kelce was featured in the passing game for the Chiefs, bringing in 10 throws for 95 yds (9.5 yds per catch). Jerick McKinnon carried the ball 12 times for 65 yards, ending the contest with 5.4 yards per attempt for Kansas City. The Chiefs finished the game with 375 yards while running 67 plays (5.6 yds per play). Kansas City rushed for 5.8 yards per carry, finishing the game with 139 yards on 24 carries. Kansas City allowed 27 run attempts for 116 yards (4.3 yards per rush). The Chiefs pass defense allowed a completion rate of 60.5%, relinquishing 243 yards on 23 for 38 passing.
The Kansas City Chiefs maintained an average of 396.8 yards/game which was good for 3rd out of all teams in the NFL. They maintained an average of 115.0 yards per game on the ground and toted the ball for 1,955 yards for the season. The Kansas City offense had 925 penalty yards on 111 violations, which had them sitting 8th in football in terms of making mistakes. They tossed 13 picks while letting opponents recover 12 fumbles and they obtained 267 first downs. Over the course of last season, the Chiefs threw for a total of 4,791 yards via the pass as well as an average of 281.8 passing yards per game, which ranked 4th in the league. In relation to putting points on the board, the Chiefs had a ranking of 4th out of all teams in the league by scoring 28.2 points per outing.
Kansas City yielded a total of 1,999 yards rushing (117.6 yards/game) as well as 15 touchdowns rushing last year. They gave up 27 touchdowns from the passing game and 251.4 yards per outing, which had them sitting 27th in the NFL. They had 29 turnovers (14 fumbles recovered and 15 interceptions) during the previous year. Overall, they relinquished 364 points in total. The Chiefs defense took the field for 1,060 plays, which ranked them 13th in football. The Chiefs gave up 21.4 PPG, ranking them 8th in football.
Who will win tonight's Commanders/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Commanders +3.5
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