NFL betting handicappers cannot figure out the Cowboys while the Chiefs have clearly established themselves as one of the least appealing teams in
The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a 10-17 NFL betting loss to the Denver Broncos as they failed to cover the spread as 1-point road favorites. The football betting loss brought the Cowboys record to 2-2 straight up and against the spread with an even 2/2 split on over/under totals. The loss was a NFL betting heartbreaker as the Cowboys drive to tie the game in the final moments came up empty inside the Denver 5-yard line as quarterback Tony Romo couldn’t seal the deal. Romo has looked very average so far this football betting season and has not been able to rally the Cowboys from deficits. Romo’s quarterback rating this year is only 79.4 and is a far cry from his career mark of 93.3
The Kansas City Chiefs have been absolutely horrible so far with a NFL betting record of 0-4 both straight up and against the spread with a 2-1-1 mark on over/under totals so far this year. The Chiefs have looked so bad that some frustrated NFL betting observers think that they must not even by trying. The offense has been defensive as head coach Todd Haley’s attack is a far cry from the high flying Arizona attack that he coordinated last year. The Chiefs rank 26th overall in NFL betting for scoring and an even worse 29th in points allowed. Matt Cassel was brought over from the New England Patriots in order to solidify the passing attack but he has been ineffective at quarterback so far with a pathetic 5.1 yards per attempt average and a QB rating of 82.5. Larry Johnson “leads” the ground attack with 189 yards and a 2.6 yards per carry average.
While most observers think this is a perfect spot for the Cowboys to get back on track they have not been consistent or explosive enough to be considered a foregone conclusion, even against KC.