Chris' MONDAY NIGHT MAYHEM #1
New England Patriots (2-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)
Monday, October 05, 2020 at 7:05 pm
I originally was leaning towards New England and the points in this game, but the wrench of Cam Newton testing positive for COVID made picking a side nearly impossible as the Chiefs will be juiced like crazy. Instead, I’m going to side with the under. KC’s allowed 20 points in each of their first three games, and even before Newton was ruled out, running the ball was always going to be part of New England’s M.O. as the Patriots lead the league in rushing yards per game. I think the Chiefs will try to neutralize the run and make backup QB Brian Hoyer try to throw the ball, and that could result in a lot of time chewed up and some 3-and-outs for New England, but I also think the Patriots will stand tall and force the Chiefs to beat them however they have to. I think this will be a war and I could see it finishing in the area of 28-17 or something within those lines, so I’ll take the under as my premium pick for this game.