Remember me Reset Password


Steelers Chiefs Betting: Steelers Try To Avoid Slipping Against Undermanned Chiefs

Posted by Tony Bryant on 11/23/2011 4:55:46 PM
steelers chiefs betting

The Kansas City Chiefs stumbled out of the gate in the 2011 NFL season. Then they rebounded to make a bid for the AFC West lead. Now, they’ve tumbled again… and Pittsburgh awaits.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs - Sunday, November 27
Sports betting line: Pittsburgh -10.5

Why Pittsburgh Will Win

The college football betting  experts who will spend this Saturday following the Missouri-Kansas game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City will be able to stick around the very next day and watch a professional football game in the very same ballpark. One of the most striking features of this Sunday soiree between the Steelers and the Chiefs is that the difference between the two quarterbacks will be as substantial as one can possibly imagine.

One of the biggest reasons why Pittsburgh has been installed as a double-digit favorite on the road is that Kansas City will be going into battle without starting quarterback Matt Cassel, felled for the year with an injury. The first game of the Tyler Palko experiment at quarterback unfolded last Monday against the New England Patriots, and after three interceptions and nothing more than a lousy field goal during the competitive portions of that blowout loss, it became clear that Palko is not ready for the NFL. Palko came out of the University of Pittsburgh, interestingly enough, so he’ll be motivated to play the Steelers this Sunday. However, motivation can only take a player – and a team – so far. Palko is undersized for the quarterback position. He doesn’t have a first-rate gun for an arm, and he’s woefully inexperienced despite the fact that he graduated from Pitt six years ago. Perhaps a defense with a poor secondary and a penchant for allowing lots of third-down conversions – the Tennessee Titans come to mind – would give Palko a chance to be successful, but Pittsburgh’s defense is one of the worst defenses a newbie quarterback can ever hope to face in his second career NFL start and his first career start at home. Pittsburgh should mash Palko in this contest. The fact that the Steelers have Ben Roethlisberger under center should also help them, to put it mildly. Roethlisberger is the opposite of Palko: He’s tall and can survey the field. He is an accomplished player who has proven himself time and again in the NFL. He has the rocket arm, and moreover, he can scramble, unlike the comparatively slow Palko.

Why Kansas City Will Win

When you do your homework and assess your sports bet on this game, there is only one angle to take if you’re about to tab Kansas City: The Chiefs will be desperate. Kansas City shrugged off an 0-3 start to win four straight games and thrust itself into the AFC West race. Then the Chiefs fell off the planet with equal abruptness, losing ugly games at home against Denver and Miami. Perhaps, now that they’ve been counted out, the Chiefs will once again rally and reverse their fortunes. Strange things can and do happen in the NFL.

Who Will Win

It’s not going to be a Tyler Palko miracle this week. The Chiefs are running up against reality… and a veteran Pittsburgh team that’s not about to squander this very favorable set of circumstances. Take the Steelers by all means in this game.

NFL Football Betting Pick: Pittsburgh



↑ 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