Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) vs Las Vegas Raiders (2-2)
Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm
This is my NL.
10:00 am pst.
There's going to be some naysayers out there talking about how this matchup is a storied rivalry with two teams that dislike one another, therefore it will be a tight game. Well, the first part is true. It is a longtime rivalry and they don't like each other at all. As far as the second part, this game is going to get uglier than the MNF hit Lawrence Taylor put on Joe Theismann in '85 to end his career. Patrick Mahomes and the well-balanced Chiefs offense (29.3 PPG) is deserving of all their praise. But, it will be their defense (ranked second, yielding just 17.5 PPG) that will shine here against a Raiders "O" that had problems with both the Patriots and the Bills the last two weeks (both losses and no covers). This is the game that will allow KC to truly separate themselves from the rest of the AFC West. Derek Carr has a career, 0-6 record at Arrowhead Stadium. And, the LV defense, which ranks in the bottom third in every major category (only four sacks and two takeaways) won't be able to slow down Mahomes at all. Las Vegas is 0-4 ATS L4 at Kansas City, 2-7 ATS L9 vs. the AFC, and 2-5 ATS L7 overall. Kansas City is 8-0-1 ATS L9 at home, 21-8-1 ATS L30 vs. the AFC West, and 18-7-1 ATS L26 overall. Take the Chiefs. Thank you.