Today we start with a brief recap of the Monday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs, who were 1-2, as they played the New England Patriots, 2-1, in a packed Arrowhead stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
This Monday night game saw the Chiefs rout the Patriots who were favored at -3, but in turn the Chiefs routed the Patriots 41-14 which gave Patriots Coach Belichick on of his ugliest and worst losses in his tenure as the Patriots Coach.
The highlight of the game was Pro Bowl RB Charles, returning from a sprained ankle injury, with 18 carries for 92 yards, scored 3 touchdowns (one rushing & 2 on receptions) in the win for the Chiefs. QB Smith completed 20 of 26 passes for 3 touchdowns and was sacked twice. Their other RB Davis also had a good game with 16 carries for 107 yards while receivers Kelce and Bowe combined had 13 receptions for 174 yards and 1 TD by Kelce.
It appears that now the Patriots need to decide what offense to use next as they failed in everything they tried against the Chiefs. Their QB Brady was 14 of 23 for 159 yards with 1 TD, 2 interceptions and was sacked twice, while his backup QB Garoppolo was 6 of 7 for 70 yards and a TD. Their RB’s Ridley and Vereen combined for 13 carries for 54 yards while receivers LaFell and Vereen had 11 receptions for 156 yards and 1 TD by LaFell.
The game statistics pretty much spell the outcome of the game as the Chiefs had 26 first downs with 443 total yards on 66 plays with 236 passing and 207 rushing with no turnovers or interceptions. The Patriots had 13 first downs on 49 for 290 yards with 215 passing and 75 rushing and two interceptions and 3 turnovers.
The fans set a record in this game, as in the first half of the game as the Guinness World Records recorded a noise level of 142.2 decibels, which broke the record held by the Seattle Seahawks fans set in 2013 at 137.6.
The Chiefs now 2-2 (3rd AFC West) travel to California to play the San Francisco 49’ers now 2-2 (3rd NFC West) at the new Levi Stadium in a 4:25 PM ET game on CBS TV with Vegas opening odds favoring the 49’ers at -7.5 with the Ov/Un at 45.
Now a brief preview of the Week 5 Thursday night NFL game with the Minnesota Vikings 2-2 (2nd NFC North) playing the Green Bay Packers 2-2 (2nd NFC North) at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin with the game kicking off at 8:25 PM ET October 2, 2014 on CBS/NFL TV.
The opening odds from Vegas have the Packers favored at -10 with the Ov/Un total starting at 47 in a bragging rights game for divisional standings. The last actions saw the Packers beat the Bears 38-17 in a road game and they covered their -2 point spread, while the Vikings beat the Falcons 41-28 and they covered their underdog line at +5.5.
The Vikings QB Bridgewater starting his 1st game was 31 of 50 for 467 yards and a rushing TD, and due to injury questionable at this time for this game. RB Asiata has had 47 carries for 159 yards and 3 touchdowns while Receiver Jennings thus far has 15 receptions for 204 yards and 1 TD. Green Bay QB Rodgers for the season to date has completed 86 of 130 passes for 999 yards and 9 touchdowns while RB Lacy has had 53 carries for 161 yards and 1 touchdowns and Receiver Nelson with 33 receptions for 459 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The Packers have fine tuned their passing game and last week they completed every drive with at least a FG, so now they need to improve their rushing game as their 73 yards per game is 28th in the NFL. The Packers defense has allowed opponents plenty of running room as they are allowing 176 yards per game, a NFL-worst.
For the Vikings this season they have been up against some strong air attacks in the last three game with Patriots, Saints and Falcons and did not allow either to make 300 yards passing in a game. Their rushing game ranks 4th in the NFC with 135 yards per game.
So you fans that bet on NFL at a sportbook or with the local, the Monday night game results of the Patriots and Chiefs, and this preview of the Vikings and Packers may give you some insight as to what’s in store for NFL Week 5.