Internet betting expectations have changed dramatically for the Kansas City Chiefs after a 3-0 start that has them alone atop the AFC West Division.
First Challenging Distraction
Just as the Kansas City offense finally clicked into high gear in last Sunday’s 31-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers the Chiefs will have to face the challenge of a major distraction as offensive coordinator Charlie Weiss had emergency gall bladder surgery on Monday morning. Weiss knew he would have to go under the knife before Sunday’s game but wanted to delay the surgery in order to fulfill his play calling duties. Weiss performed in phenomenal fashion as the Chiefs outgained San Francisco 457-251 and dominated the 49ers with a 21-11 first down edge. Weiss called a brilliantly executed flea flicker that resulted in a touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Cassel, who had is best day as a Chief with a QB rating of 111.7.
Multiple Health Issues
Weiss has had a rough year with various physical ailments that included knee surgery in the off season that forced him to get by for the most part in a motorized cart during practices. He has had to wear a large knee brace in order to deal with the issue.
Number One on the Run
Under Weiss Kansas City have impressed handicappers at the Sbg global sportsbook with the number one ground game in the NFL. Jamaal Charles leads the Chiefs with 238 yards and an eye-popping 7.0 yards per carry average with 1 touchdown. The running game has been a critical element of the Kansas City attack as it has helped to take the heat off Cassel, who had 2 bad games before breaking out against the 49ers.
A Good Time for a Bye
The Chiefs are fortunate to be in a bye week with their next online betting matchup on October 10 at Indianapolis. The status of Weiss for that game is not known.
Chiefs head coach Todd Haley is impressed with the attitude of his up and coming young undefeated team. The Chiefs will take advantage of their internet betting bye week with extra film study and further work on the offense as they look to work out the kinks. Haley was the offensive coordinator at Arizona in their Super Bowl season of 2008 and should fill the void during Weiss absence.