LAS VEGAS – In a league that prefers quarterback play, Patrick Mahoms has topped the elite class for a few years. That’s why the Chief Super Bowl remains a favorite despite two early losses this season.
While many signs point to the decline of Kansas City, the magic of Mahoms was enough to convince many bookies. The third loss is the game changer released by Bills on Sunday night.
Buckeners are the new Super Bowl favorites at BetMGM at 11/2 odds (+550), followed by Buffalo (6/1) and Kansas City 15/2 (+750). Bills are AFC favorites at +240, ahead of the chiefs at 3/1.
Michael Lombardy, a VSIN analyst and former general manager of the NFL, said, “I think the guard has changed and now these bills look like the best team.” “I didn’t think the Chiefs would lose five games a year.”
Considering the Chiefs finished 14-2 last season, their 2-3 record at the moment is amazing. Mahomes was not a magician who could pull a rabbit out of his helmet and wield a cane when the evil protection disappeared.
Kansas City have lost twice at home, dropping the Bills 38-20 in the 5th week and the Chargers in the 30-24 week. Mahomes put up two hurdles in each of those losses, and his six interceptions this season matched all of his. 2020 season.
Lombardy said, “Mahoms doesn’t play great. “When you can’t stop anyone and then you turn the ball on the offense, your winning margin is really very small. I think there is clearly a difference between good and bad in the NFL, the bills are clearly on the good side. I’m not saying the heads are bad. ”
The Chiefs have been a bad bet for a long time, however, posting a 2-13-1 record against the Spurs since the midpoint of last season. So, what is the problem? The problems are many.
Mahoms’ play has shifted a bit behind the weak offensive line that was exposed and rebuilt after the Super Bowl defeat at Tampa Bay in February. The biggest loss has been on defense. Kansas City are last in the defense scoring (32.6 points per game) and 31st in the yard (437.4).
Josh Lennon played chief for the Jokers, completing 15 passes and three touchdowns for 315 yards. Len Lawn, who was not tipped or blocked, ran for 59 yards and a touchdown. The Buffalo Defense handled Mahoms by forcing short throws, blocking big plays, and destroying his improved ability to create something without doing anything.
The line at Chief looked cheap at some -2.5 to -3, but it wasn’t a winning result for bookies as the Bills took a lot of action on betting.
“We’ve adjusted the numbers based on the chief’s performance,” said Winnie Magliulo, a veteran Las Vegas director and director of Gaughan Gaming Sportsbook. “I think some bookies are starting to understand that the teams have found the head and how to protect Mahoms. The recipe for killing the chief is out.
“You can’t win a game with just a ton of points. You have to be able to play defense, and the chiefs couldn’t do it. Now, the chiefs are still going to have a team to argue with, and playoff is a topic of conversation. I’m not writing Chief. ”
Bookmakers are buying tickets to board the Buffalo Bandwagon until further notice. The Bills have 4-0 ATS, which are won by a margin of 35, 22, 40 and 18 points, as they have an unopened loss to the Steelers of the season.
“Can you fix that, sir?” Lombardy said. “Of course, they can, but they’re going to have to beat the teams in a defensive way.”
The Chiefs have 5.5-point favorites in Washington this week, and the Washington defense has 33 in the last four games. Points are allowed.
The Chargers (4-1), Brown (3-2) and Ravens (3-1) are the contenders in the AFC. Baltimore, who played host to the Colts on Monday, are a 3.5-point favorite against the Chargers in the 6th week.
The Chargers and Chief suffered only the Browns’ loss in the road shootout. Cleveland is a 2.5-point home favorite against Ve Rizona.
The Cardinals (5-0) are the only unbeaten team in the NFL, but this will be their toughest test. The Browns boast of the league’s No. 1 rushing offense (187.6 yards per game) and the defense is equipped to keep the quarterback killer Murray.
“Is there a new team to defeat the buffalo?” Magliulo said. “It’s definitely a transition, and there’s definitely more balance in the AFC.
“In the last few years you have been asking who can beat the chiefs in the AFC? Now the AFC is open, and the NFC is open, and that’s good for our business. ”