The Kansas Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers were both big water cooler subjects after their games last week and for different reasons. The post-Alex Smith Chiefs won a shootout over the Chargers on the arm of a gunslinging sophomore QB. The Steelers came out firing but couldn’t down the Browns in a game that ended in a tie.
Kansas Chiefs vs Pittsburgh Steelers Line & Betting Picks NFL Week 2
The NFL Week 2 betting line favors Pittsburgh by 4-points to beat KC. The game total is 52.5. If you are betting the moneyline, the Chiefs pay $170 on a $100 bet while the Steelers play 1/2.
What: NFL Week 2
Who: Kansas City Chiefs Vs Pittsburgh Steelers
When: Sun. 9/16, 1:00 p.m. EST
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
Stream: CBS Sports
Spread: Pitt -4
Moneyline Chiefs +170/Steelers -200
Why Bet the Chiefs
I am a believer in Patrick Mahomes. He is the best QB Andy Reid has had perhaps ever. He joins Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce in an explosive offense that will alter how defenses play. Mahomes has the missing ingredient for a KC Super Bowl run. A cannon of an arm that is just as accurate.
This offense can put up points in a flash. The defense can’t stop anyone. Add that up and we will get an exciting, high-scoring game that will go down to the wire.
Why Bet Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers were lucky not to lose to the conference rival Browns last week. While most thought Le’veon Bell’s offseason contract dispute that has leaked into the season would be Pitt’s downfall, it wasn’t the run game that caused the Steelers the W.
New rushing sensation James Conner scored two touchdowns while running for 135 yards. That is just nine fewer than he gained as a rookie in all of 2017.
Pittsburgh blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter and Chris Boswell missed a 42-yard field goal in OT. That’s on the defense and special teams. While Bell’s absence did make life easier for the Browns, the Steelers need to look elsewhere if they want to win.
Chiefs vs Steelers Pick Week 2
The Chiefs defense is nowhere in the league as the Browns D. Yes I said it. The Browns have a serviceable if not game altering defense. But I digress, Pittsburgh will move the ball easier against KC’s suspect defense. On the other side, Mahomes will have to deal with a Steeler defense that is hungry to prove they can win games. I give the game ball to TJ Watt.
This will be a high-scoring game. Bet the over and Pitt-4.