The Atlanta Falcons will attempt to dodge some arrows as they fly into Kansas City on Sunday to meet the Chiefs in week one of the NFL season. Speaking of arrows, the event will be held in Arrowhead Stadium at 1:00 ET. Fox will handle the television duties as part of their regional telecasts.
Atlanta (10-6 in 2011) made the postseason last year as a wild card, but left their offense at home in a 24-2 loss to the eventual Superbowl champ Giants. The Falcons were 1-3 in this years preseason. In 2012 they will once again rely on Matt Ryan and Michael Turner to generate some offense and return them to playoff contention. RB Jason Snelling is listed as probable and should play along with Turner. Check the Football Lines for Falcons vs. Chiefs Game.
Kansas City (7-9 in 2011) had losing streaks of 3 and 4 along the way, contributing to their overall 7-9 mark. They were just 1-3 this preseason. The Chiefs will look to QB Matt Cassel and newly acquired RB Peyton Hillis to provide the majority of their offense.
There are a number of interesting trends going on in this game. On one hand, the Falcons are on a 7-1 run ATS overall. On the other hand, the Chiefs are 17-3 ATS in September games where they are the home underdog. In fact, the underdog has covered the spread in 13 of the Chiefs’ last 15 games, a stunning 13-2 record ATS. In their last home game against an opponent outside of their division, the Chiefs covered by 17 ½ points.
These two teams have met in 2008 and 2004. In 2008, Atlanta was favored by 6 points at home, winning 38-14. In that ’04 game, the Chiefs were favored by 3 points in KC, embarrassing the Falcons and winning 56-10. Start your Football Gambling on Patriots vs. Falcons Game.
Atlanta is listed as a 3 point even money road favorite. The under/over of 43.5 total points is on a $110/$100 moneyline.
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