Kansas City’s Matt Cassel hurt, Gailey Fired – NFL Betting Lines

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting lines on the Kansas City Chiefs will be interesting to watch the next couple of weeks as the status of quarterback Matt Cassel is cleared up.

The Chiefs are keeping very quiet on Cassel’s injury as NFL betting lines information indicates, but one thing they are not keeping under wraps is the status of offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. NFL lines information tells us that Gailey was fired after Saturday’s 14-10 loss to Seattle.

NFL betting lines at the sports book could also be interesting to watch on Kansas City’s totals.  Chiefs’ head coach Todd Haley has said that the team may have to win in different ways.  “I don’t think we’re going to be a high-powered group right now,” Haley said, “so we’re going to have to find ways to win games.”  The Chiefs have done next to nothing in the preseason on offense and now Cassel is hurt.  Some reports have Cassel out two-four weeks but Kansas City has said nothing so no one really knows.

NFL betting lines stats tell us that the Chiefs have just two offensive touchdowns in the preseason.  Kansas City really needs Cassel healthy if they want to impact NFL lines at the sports book this season.  Kansas City may decide to simply run the ball more this season and that would impact NFL betting lines.  The Chiefs ran 16 times in the first 18 plays on Saturday including 12 in a row at one point as online betting stats tell us.  “Running the football is something we’re going to have to be able to do,” Haley said. “If there was a positive early, I felt we were moving the ball on the ground a little bit.”  The problem for the Chiefs in NFL betting lines will be that teams will stack the run if they don’t get better quarterback play.  If Cassel is out the Chiefs would have to rely upon Tyler Thigpen or Brodie Croyle and neither of them has ever done anything positive to impact NFL lines.

The Chiefs made other NFL betting lines news as they fired offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. Head coach Todd Haley will now run the offense and that might not be bad news considering he did a great job running Arizona’s offense as NFL betting lines indicate.

The Chiefs are playing the Rams this week in NFL betting lines and are likely to be underdogs on NFL betting lines.  Kansas City opens the NFL betting lines regular season at Baltimore on Sunday, September 13th where they are 9-point underdogs in NFL lines.

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