New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs, American Football Conference. Bad news for the Patriots this week. Cam Newton will not be available for this game against the Chiefs. One of the most important games of the regular season is affected by the coronavirus. Still other results are expected from other Patriots players. For now the Chiefs are favorites to win.
New England Patriots: Nothing to fear.
The Patriots have a big challenge up front. The team will not have Newton for Monday Night Football. Cam tested positive for coronavirus. Various players and franchise personnel will travel on separate planes. The Patriots have a positive 2-1 record in second place in the East Division in the AFC. In the third week the Patriots won 36-20 against the Raiders.
The team is scoring an average of 29 points per game, 35 rushes with 178 rush yards, 231 pass yards and 20.67 passes completed. The only loss of the season so far has been to the Seahawks 30-35. The Patriots are scoring up to 7.25 points per quarter. The defense allows up to 22 points per game.
Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback for this game against the Chiefs. Hoyer has 10 years in the NFL and half of those years with the Patriots. The last time Hoyer played for the Patriots was in 2018. No passing, just a few personal rushes for a negative yardage. The following year, Hoyer threw a few passes for the Colts.
Kansas City Chiefs: Favorites.
The Chiefs have the advantage of hosting a leadershipless Patriots. But Belichick’s strategies are always dangerous in the worst moments. For now the Chiefs have a positive record at 3-0-0. Last week the team won against the Ravens 34-20 being another of the most anticipated games of the regular season. After this game the Chiefs host the Raiders.
The team is scoring an average of 30.33 points per game, 29 rushes with 141 rush yards, 27.33 passes completed and 292.33 pass yards. The Chiefs are deadly in the second half with 18 points on average. Defense allows up to 20 points per game. In all the games of these last three weeks the Chiefs allowed 20 exact points to each rival.
Patrick Mahomes is playing at a level called perfection. 898 yards, 82/121 passes completed for 67.77% effectiveness, 9 touchdowns with no interceptions. 114.3 overall rating, 10 personal rushes for a single touchdown. The only underperforming game was against the Chargers, 90.9 overall rating, 302 yards and 2 touchdowns.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs 10/05/2020 is: Kansas City Chiefs -11.5 (SPREAD).
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