How To Bet On Chiefs Bills – Buffalo Digs a Deeper Basement at Home
Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills – Sunday September 16, 2012 1:00PM EST
The Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs both had opening weeks they would like to forget. The Bills went on the road to New York and got hammered by the Jets' circus by a score of 48-28. The Kansas City Chiefs stayed home for its season opener but still got handed a 40-24 spanking by the Atlanta Falcons. The NFL betting experts have noted that the Bills and the Chiefs had very similar games. Neither team could get pressure on defense and neither team had a very good offensive showing. The difference is that the Chiefs showed some potential, while the Bills did not.
Why the Bills Will Win
The Buffalo Bills watched as its new $60 million quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, threw four interceptions in the team's opener that resulted in 24 points for the Jets. The sports betting crowd can do the math and see that Fitzpatrick played more than just a small role in handing this game to the Jets. The Bills' new defense was rendered ineffective by a patchwork New York Jets' offense that still does not look like it knows what it wants to do with Tim Tebow.
But there is a silver lining in that cloud of doom hanging over Ralph Wilson Stadium. Running back C.J. Spiller took over when starter Fred Jackson was injured and ran for 169 yards and a touchdown. If Fitzpatrick can eliminate the mistakes and the Bills' defense can get to the quarterback, then the Bills can be a playoff team.
Why the Chiefs Will Win
The Chiefs on offense played a stellar game against the Atlanta Falcons. The problem is that Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was equal to the task and scored four touchdowns of his own in the opening week. The football betting experts saw a Kansas City defense that could stop the run in week one, but it could not stop the pass. If the Chiefs play that same kind of defense against a Bills' offense that cannot pass the ball, then Kansas City will win this game.
The Chiefs showed a lot of strength on offense in areas that the Bills are still having problems with. Quarterback Matt Cassel had success with throwing the deep ball in the opening game, and the Kansas City running attack was potent. Once again, this is the kind of offense that would beat the Buffalo Bills.
The Bottom Line
The Bills spent a lot of money on its new defense, and the new defense looked horrible against the Jets. Kansas City has a more balanced offense than New York, and the Kansas City defense can shut down the run. This will be a long home opener for the Buffalo Bills.Pick: Kansas City Chiefs