The suddenly desperate Kansas City Chiefs will look to get back in the win column when they host the the suddenly dysfunctional Buffalo Bills in a Week 12 matchup of AFC playoff hopefuls that were looking good just a few weeks back but are now on the brink of completely collapsing.
The Week 12 NFL odds favor Kansas City by 11.5-points over Buffalo. The game total is 45.5-points.
Buffalo Bills Vs Kansas City Chiefs Odds & Expert Pick
Buffalo Bills (5-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)
When: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium
Stream: CBS Sports
NFL Odds: Kansas City Chiefs -11.5
The Buffalo Bills Betting Outlook vs the Chiefs
The Buffalo Bills were flying high under first-year head coach Sean McDermott and were sitting pretty at 5-2 after seven games. Then they gave up a bunch of points in back-to-back losses to the Jets and Saints. That prompted McDermott to foolishly promote rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman to the starting spot above veteran Tyrod Taylor for last weekend’s road date against the Chargers.
Needless to say, by now, every NFL fan and betting enthusiasts know that things went completely awful for Peterman, a fifth-round pick that should have never been given the job in the first place. After throwing five first-half interceptions, Taylor came in and played admirable football in passing for one score and rushing for another. Now McDermott is turning back to Taylor.
“It’s the right thing for our team,” McDermott said.
Taylor has thrown for 1,842 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He was 15-for-25 for 158 yards and a touchdown after entering Sunday’s game against the Chargers in the second half.
The Kansas City Chiefs Betting Outlook vs the Bills
The Kansas City Chiefs won their first five games of the season while putting a bunch of points on the board in the process to spur Super Bowl talks early this season. Now they’ve lost two straight and four of five, including their dismal 12-9 overtime loss against the lowly Giants last weekend.
During the Chiefs early season five-game winning streak, the Chiefs averaged 6.9 yards per first-down rush. They scored five touchdowns on first-down rushing plays and gained a fresh set of downs on 19.5 percent of all such plays. All were league bests.
In the past five games, the Chiefs are averaging 3.0 yards per first-down carry (27th in the NFL). They gain a fresh set of downs on 9 percent (22nd) of such plays and are one of six teams without a rushing TD on a first-down snap.
Expert Pick Buffalo Vs Kansas City
The Bills are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in November and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Chiefs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 12. Go with the 57 percent of public bettors that like Kansas City to bounce back in a big way against the dysfunctional Bills, whose players have to be questioning Sean McDermott’s sanity at this point.