The sportsbook NFL odds favor the Kansas City Chiefs against the New York Jets, even though they have lost and failed to cover in the last three games straight. In spite of that skid, head coach Andy Reid doesn’t seem to have entertained the idea of benching starting QB Alex Smith in favour of rookie Patrick Mahomes. “That’s not where I am right now,” Reid said. which maybe for the best, seeing as how rookie signal-callers have struggled this season (see Mitchell Trubisky, DeShaun Watson, DeShone Kizer).
“We're always going to stay together… We’ve got to be better.” ~ @dustincolquitt2
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 27, 2017
- Date: Sunday, 3rd December
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: MetLife Stadium
- Sportsbook Online American football betting odds:
Chiefs -3½ (-105) 44 (-105)
Jets +3½ (-115) 44 (-115)
And now I know who you are, it wasn’t that hard, just to figure you out
According to Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback’s Andy Benoit, “The Chiefs Have Been Figured Out,” but he agrees with Reid that Alex Smith should not be benched. Mark Maske of the Washington Post on the other hand, thinks “The Chiefs need to consider moving from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes at quarterback”. The Chiefs still lead a mediocre AFC West, but as Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune puts it, “K.C. can’t win as a double-digit favorite on betting lines,” for example against the Giants, to whom they lost as 10-point road faves. Meanwhile, Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson says the Chiefs need a win to stop the snowball from rolling all the way down the hill. Kansas City had 55 rushing yards in total against the Bills on Sunday and the team’s lead rusher was most definitely Kareem Hunt, who has 281 rushing yards in his last six games after amassing 609 yards in his first five. If there were NFL prop bets on if and when Reid is going to start Mahomes, sportsbook NFL odds wouldn’t look very good for Smith.
A vote for Robby Anderson is a vote for the Jets
“Hey, will y’all vote for me for the Pro Bowl, man, please?” Jets wide receiver said into a camera after his 54-yard touchdown reception in Sunday’s 27-35 loss to the Panthers, which head coach Todd Bowles said wasn’t “smart football. We don’t want selfish players on this team doing selfish things.” Then again, it could be argued that Bowles himself is being selfish by not starting Christian Hackenberg instead of Josh McCown, which now that we probably won’t be placing any NFL playoff bets would be a good time to do. The Jets have lost five games by eight or fewer points, but they still have failed to cover in the last two games. “It’s tough, man,” rookie Jamal Adams said. “No one likes to lose. You come out here to win. You come out here to compete. I don’t like losing. No one likes losing. We’re frustrated, man. It’s tough to come out here and play hard and blow another lead. … It’s heartbreaking.” According to the sportsbook NFL odds, the Jets are due more heartbreak.