NFL odds on the Kansas City Chiefs were pretty high last year as the Chiefs stumbled to a 2-14 record straight in addition to going 8-8 against the NFL odds.
The Chiefs should be improved this season as they made a number of off-season changes including the addition of quarterback Matt Cassel.
NFL odds at the online sportsbook actually could be vastly different on the Chiefs in 2009. With Cassel leading the offense, a new head coach in Todd Haley and veteran leadership from players like Mike Vrabel and Zach Thomas, the Chiefs could be fun to watch. Kansas City did lose tight end Tony Gonzalez and linebacker Donnie Edwards as online sports betting information shows, but they picked up defensive end Tyson Jackson in the first round of the NFL Draft.
The Chiefs simply couldn’t score consistently in 2008 as they finished 26th in points scored as NFL odds number show. Sometimes Larry Johnson would be productive and Dwyane Bowe looked good when they got him the ball. As bad as the offense was, the defense was worse. They were 29th in points allowed and 31st in yards allowed as NFL odds stats show.
Kansas City is counting on Todd Haley to turn the team around and they are counting on Cassel to be the leader. Cassel doesn’t have as much talent as he had in New England but the Chiefs do have weapons starting with Johnson and Bowe. Kansas City picked up Bobby Engram in the off-season as online sports betting information shows and they need him to be the #2 receiver.
The Chiefs have a talented linebacker in Derrick Johnson to go along with the veterans Vrabel and Thomas. The secondary is young though so Kansas City will need to put pressure on the passer or they will be in trouble. With Glenn Dorsey and new draft pick Tyson Jackson it is possible they can do it.
The Chiefs play in the weak AFC West so victories and covers against the NFL odds are possible. The Raiders are not very good, the Broncos made a lot of changes and San Diego is overrated. Asking Kansas City to go from two wins to a division title is probably a stretch, but the Chiefs will be improved in 2009 and they can impact the NFL odds at the online sportsbook on a regular basis.