The Kansas City Chiefs (2-1) will face the New York Jets (1-2) on Sunday Night Football. Kansas City dominated the Chicago Bears in Week 3, winning 41-10. In the victory, the Chiefs’ secondary held the Bears to 87 passing yards. Meanwhile, New York lost their second consecutive game, falling to the New England Patriots 15-10. The Jets struggled to get the running game going, totaling just 38 rushing yards on 22 attempts.
Chiefs vs. Jets Betting Odds
|Kansas City Chiefs||-400||-8.0|
|New York Jets||+320||+8.0|
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
Fixture: Kansas City Chiefs @ New York Jets
Date & Time: Sunday, October 1, 8:20 p.m. EDT
Venue: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
The Kansas City Chiefs house one of the best passing offenses in the country. Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been excellent, throwing for 803 yards and seven scores against two picks across his team’s first three games. Kansas City is in the top ten of the NFL pass attempts, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. Additionally, The Chiefs’ rushing attack is 11th in yards and 14th in rushing yards per attempt. Lead back Isiah Pacheco averages 4.4 yards per attempt.
Defensively, Kansas City has been great against the pass. They are sixth in passing yards allowed and have coughed up just two passing touchdowns this season. The front seven is middle-of-the-pack, placing 11th in rushing yards allowed.
The New York Jets have struggled mightily on offense this season. They are dead last in the league in passing yards while throwing just two touchdowns against four picks. Former first-round pick Zach Wilson starts at quarterback for the Jets after starter and former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers went down for the season in Week 1. The Jets also struggle to run the ball, averaging just 4.2 yards per attempt.
The New York defense allows 20 points per game, the 12th-best mark in the NFL. They allow the 19th most yards but do a solid job keeping opposing offenses out of the endzone.
Chiefs vs. Jets Betting Prediction
I like the Chiefs in this matchup. It’s never easy laying more than a touchdown with a road favorite, but the Jets offense has been abysmal this season. Meanwhile, Kansas City remains one of the most explosive offenses in football, while the defense stays stout. So, let’s roll with KC to cover in the primetime matchup.