Through 1 Quarter
The Kansas City Chiefs are on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have emerged as the frontrunner after one quarter and are ahead of the Las Vegas Raiders 7 to nothing.
The Chiefs have been relying on WR Tyreek Hill, who has snatched one receiving TD, and QB Patrick Mahomes, who has passed for one TD and 86 yards on nine attempts.
Las Vegas might be down, but they’ve been down at the end of the first quarter four times this season and have won 75% of those games — in fact, oddly enough, that’s better than their overall win percentage (62%).
Kansas City @ Las Vegas
Current Records: Kansas City 5-4; Las Vegas 5-3
What to Know
The Kansas City Chiefs are 8-2 against the Las Vegas Raiders since October of 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Sunday. Kansas City and Las Vegas will face off in an AFC West battle at 8:20 p.m. ET at Allegiant Stadium. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Raiders winning the first 40-32 on the road and Kansas City taking the second 35-31.
Kansas City didn’t have too much breathing room in their game with the Green Bay Packers last week, but they still walked away with a 13-7 victory. No one had a standout game offensively for Kansas City, but QB Patrick Mahomes led the way with one touchdown.
Las Vegas came within a touchdown against the New York Giants last week, but they wound up with a 23-16 loss. QB Derek Carr had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball once. Carr ended up with a passer rating of 117.70.
Most of the squad’s points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed ten. K Daniel Carlson delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
This next contest is expected to be close, with the Chiefs going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. But bettors beware: they are only 2-7 against the spread when favored.
Kansas City’s win…