Remember me Reset Password


Chiefs Lions Betting – Lions’ Air Show Flies High Against Chiefs

Posted by Stan Simmons on 9/12/2011 5:37:35 PM
chiefs lions betting

Some online betting players had Kansas City and Detroit as darkhorses in their respective conferences, but only the Lions looked like they deserved that status in Week 1. The Chiefs try to pick themselves up off the ground as they head to the Motor City, but the Lions’ aerial attack will be too much for Kansas City.

What: NFL Betting
When: Sunday, September 18th, 1:00 PM ET
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Pick: Detroit Lions

Why Bet On Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs got off to their worst possible start as they were routed 41-7 at home against Buffalo, committing three turnovers, and they were only 3-of-13 on third down. Matt Cassell couldn’t get anything going as he went 22-of-36 for 119 yards, a touchdown and a pick, and he had no success going down the field. Overall, it was extremely disappointing for the Chiefs to come out and get dominated at home, where they were 7-1 SU in 2010, and they just didn’t look prepared for the intensity of a regular-season game. Coach Todd Haley and his staff has to take some of the blame for that and remember, Kansas City has a new offensive coordinator as Charlie Weis left for the University of Florida, and Bill Muir got off to a rough start.

A major problem was that the Chiefs were down 20-0 before halftime, and that got them away from their strength, which is the running game with Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones. Charles ended up with 56 yards on 10 carries and caught a six-yard pass from Cassel to put the Chiefs on the board, but Kansas City was turned into a passing team because of the early deficit. Also, another thing to watch out for before you make an NFL betting play for this game: safety Eric Berry hurt his knee and the Chiefs fear it could be serious. That would be a huge loss for a secondary that was lit up against the Bills.

Why Bet On Detroit Lions

When Matt Stafford is healthy, the Lions have an offense that can hold its own with anyone, and he was the start of a 27-20 win in Tampa Bay, going 24-of-33 for 305 yards and three touchdowns, although his lone pick was run back for a score by the Bucs’ Aqib Talib. The combination of Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson in the passing game is enough to scare any defensive coordinator, particularly because there are maybe one or two corners in the league that can handle Johnson on their own. Detroit ran for 126 yards, just enough to keep the opposition off balance, but the aerial game is what the Lions are going to lean on. Defensively, the Lions forced a couple of turnovers and stopped the Bucs on three of their four red-zone chances.

It wasn’t all good for the Lions, who did commit eight penalties, and some Detroit fans may have been worried to see Stafford in pain on the sidelines. Stafford, along with receiver Nate Burleson and Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman, dealt with cramping during the game, but that shouldn’t be a problem at Ford Field. Detroit was also 2-of-11 on third down, and they’ll have to work on that throughout the season.

How It Will Play Out

Look for the Lions to be the NFL betting favorites at home, even though their head-to-head record against the Chiefs leaves a lot to be desired: Kansas City is 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS all-time against the Lions, with four games going over the posted total. The last meeting was in 2007 in Detroit, which the Lions won 25-20, and this meeting plays into Detroit’s strengths, which is the vertical game.

Detroit should be able to protect their home field as they’ll be able to pressure Cassel, who looked out of sorts against the Bills, and he really has one option in the passing game, and that is Dwayne Bowe. Unless they can control the clock with the running game, Kansas City won’t be able to survive solely through the air. On the other side of the ball, the Lions will challenge Kansas City’s battered secondary early and often, and with Berry not looking good to participate this week, they could be in big trouble unless they can knock Stafford out of the game. Take Detroit in your sports betting picks.

Chiefs Lions Betting Pick: Detroit Lions



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top