Football odds players were stunned at the Eagles blowout home loss last week to New Orleans while it looks like it will be a long football betting campaign in KC. The Eagles opened as 9.5-point home favorites for this one against the football odds with a football betting total of 42.5.
The line was limited, however, due to the injury status of both teams quarterbacks. The Kansas City Chiefs are 0-2 both straight up and against the football odds. Last week in their home opener the Chiefs suffered a 10-13 loss to the Oakland Raiders as 1-point chalks against the football odds.
The Chiefs had a 25-11 first down advantage over Oakland and outgained the Raiders 173-67 on the ground and 236-99 in the air. The bizarre loss was due in part to poor clock management, 9 penalties, and 2 interceptions thrown by quarterback Matt Cassel.
The Chiefs offense has been unable to close the deal against the football odds as it ranks 22nd in points scored while the defense ranks 24th in points allowed. The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a stunning 22-48 home loss to the New Orleans Saints last week as 2.5-point home dogs against the football odds.
While quarterback Donavan McNabb’s injury was going to pose a serious challenge for Philadelphia against the football odds it was figured that their defense would be able to keep them in games but that was not the case last week as they allowed over 400 total yards to New Orleans.
Backup quarterback Kevin Kolb had a rough start against the football odds as he threw 3 interceptions although he did pass for 391 yards. Still the game was a reality check for the Eagles who found out that they may not be as good as advertised.
The Chiefs have gotten the cash in 11 out of their last 16 road games while the Eagles have gotten paid in 7 out of their last 10 games overall. While the Eagles would figure to come out smoking mad for this one the danger is that they may be an overlay against a team that nobody respects.