Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs: 11/21/21 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) vs Dallas Cowboys (7-2)
Game Info: Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 4:25 pm (GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium)
Betting Odds: Kansas City Chiefs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Cowboys will travel to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Dallas Cowboys improved to 7-2 on the season after defeating the Atlanta Falcons, 43-3, this past Sunday. Dallas dominated Atlanta on both ends of the field throughout the game and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 36-3 lead. Dallas outgained Atlanta by a 431-214 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cowboys was CeeDee Lamb who had 6 receptions for 94 yards & 2 TD.
On the season, Dallas is averaging 31.6 ppg on 444.4 total yards per game (304.9 passing yds/g; 139.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Dallas has been led by Dak Prescott who has completed 70.3% of his passes for 2341 yards (304.0 passing yds/g), 20 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for the Cowboys have been CeeDee Lamb (47 rec, 726 yards, 6 TD), Amari Cooper (44 rec, 583 yards, 5 TD), Dalton Schultz (38 rec, 438 yards, 3 TD), & Cedrick Wilson (19 rec, 280 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Cowboys backfield has been the duo of Ezekiel Elliott (142 att, 663 yards, 7 TD) & Tony Pollard (83 att, 445 yards, 1 TD).
Defensively, Dallas is allowing their opponents to average 21.7 ppg on 371.3 total yards per game (270.1 passing yds/g; 101.2 rushing yds/g).
The Kansas City Chiefs won their 3rd straight game and improved to 6-4 on the season after defeating the Oakland Raiders, 41-14, this past Sunday. Kansas City had arguably their best offensive performance of the season and was able to pull away after a 38-yard reception by Darrel Williams gave the Chiefs a 34-14 lead with 13:11 left in the 4th quarter. Kansas City outgained Oakland by a 516-299 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Chiefs was QB Patrick Mahomes who completed 35 of 50 passes for 406 yards & 5 TD.
On the season, Kansas City is averaging 26.2 ppg on 414.3 total yards per game (303.8 passing yds/g; 110.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Kansas City is led by QB Patrick Mahomes who has completed 65.8% of his passes for 2940 yards (316.7 passing yds/g), 25 TD, & 10 INT. The top receiving threats for Mahomes and the Chiefs have been Tyreek Hill (75 rec, 855 yards, 8 TD), Travis Kelce (62 rec, 747 yards, 5 TD), Mecole Hardman (40 rec, 399 yards, TD), & Byron Pringle (22 rec, 301 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Kansas City backfield has been Darrel Williams who has 343 rushing yards & 4 TD on 95 carries while also hauling in 31 receptions for 271 yards & 1 TD.
Defensively, Kansas City is allowing their opponents to average 24.1 ppg on 383.8 total yards per game (269.2 passing yds/g; 114.6 rushing yds/g).
The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Chiefs are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Kansas City looked like the team we have seen the past few years in a dominating victory over Oakland last week, however, I’m still not ready to trust the Chiefs as Mahomes has struggled with turnovers this season and I don’t think the defense has improved enough to slow down an explosive Dallas offense. Dallas in my opinion, with Michael Gallup back, has the better offense in this one and as I think their defense will be able to force some turnovers, I think the play here is to take the Cowboys and the points. Good Luck!