The NFL Game of the Week is in Kansas City when the Dallas Cowboys (7-2, 3-1 away) clash with the Kansas City Chiefs (6-4, 3-2 home) in an interleague showdown of two of the top teams in the NFL. The matchup between these two teams is the first since 2017.
Sunday’s kickoff is at 4:25 p.m. EST at Arrowhead Field in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs are a 2.5-point favorite, and the over-under total is currently at 56.5 points.
What to Know – Dallas Cowboys
Dallas is rolling after losing their season opener, winning seven of their last eight contests, and owning a four-game lead in the NFC East. They bounced back after a loss to Denver, thumping Atlanta, 43-3.
The Cowboys have the highest-scoring offense in the league, producing 31.6 points and 433.9 yards of offense per game. Defensively, Dallas has made huge strides this season, surrendering 21.7 points and 371.3 yards of offense to opposing teams.
Dak Prescott continued to light up the scoreboard, completing 24-of-31 passes for 296 yards and pair of touchdowns in last week’s victory. Both of those passes went to wideout CeeDee Lamb who caught six passes for 94 yards. Ezekiel Elliott didn’t see a lot of action in the second half, but the star running back found the endzone twice in the first half.
The Cowboys are 8-1 against the spread this season with a 4-0 record ATS on the road. Dallas is 5-2 straight up in their last seven games against the Chiefs.
What to Know – Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs appeared back on track offensively last week with a 41-14 romp of the Las Vegas Raiders. Kansas City now has won three in a row after a 27-3 loss to the Tennessee Titans a month ago.
Kansas City ranks tenth in the NFL in scoring, averaging 26.2 points per game behind 405.6 yards of offense. The Chiefs defense allows 24.1 points and holds opposing offenses to 383.8 yards per game.
Patrick Mahomes threw for 406 yards and five touchdowns, and the Chiefs’ offense was unstoppable against the Raiders’ defense. Tight end Travis Kelce hauled in eight receptions for 119 yards, and Tyreke Hill caught a pair of touchdown receptions.
Kansas City is 3-7 ATS this year, with an 0-5 record ATS at Arrowhead. The Chiefs have a 1-5 mark ATS in their last six games played in November.
The Pick is In
There should be no shortage of offensive production when two of the top offenses in the league go at it on Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s tilt might come down to which defense causes a turnover over two, and with Trevon Diggs in the Cowboys’ secondary, we like Dallas to produce a key turnover late.
This one will be a fun one and a potential Super Bowl matchup down the line. Dallas continues to own the spread and takes leaves Kansas City with a road victory.
Betting Preview: Dallas Cowboys +2.5