Originally scheduled for Thursday night, the Kansas City Chiefs (4-1, 2-0 away) and Buffalo Bills (4-1, 2-0 home) were moved to Monday afternoon due to rescheduling after positive COVID testing. Both teams are looking to bounce back after suffering their first losses of the season in Week 5.
The kickoff is set for 5 p.m. EST at Bills Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y. The Chiefs are a 5.5-point favorite in the AFC battle.
What to Know – Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City suffered a rare loss at Arrowhead Stadium last week when the Las Vegas Raiders came in a took down the Chiefs, 40-32. KC is one-game ahead of the Las Vegas in the NFC West standings. The Chiefs signed Le’ Veon Bell on Thursday night, but the running back is not expected to play until next week.
Patrick Mahomes continues his assault on opposing defenses this season, completing 123-for-193 passes for 1,474 yards, 13 touchdowns, and one interception. The quarterback has rushed for an additional 129 yards and two scores as the Chief’s second-leading rusher.
Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has touted the ball 81 times for 344 yards and one touchdown, as well as 17 receptions for 169 yards. Tight end Travis Kelce (32 receptions, 405 yards, three touchdowns) and wide receiver Tyreek Hill (22 receptions, 364 yards, four touchdowns) have combined for 54 of the 123 completions Mahomes as thrown this season.
On defense, the Chiefs are giving up 382.8 yards of total offense and holding teams to 22.0 points per game. Kansas City is tied for third with six interceptions through Week 5.
The Chiefs are 12-2 against the spread in their last 14 road games. Additionally, the under has hit in four of Kansas City’s previous six contents.
What to Know – Buffalo Bills
Buffalo also suffered their first loss of the season last week when the Tennessee Titans throttled the visiting Bills, 42-16. The Bills own a two-game cushion in the AFC East standings over The Miami Dolphins.
Josh Allen has completed 131-for-189 passes for 1,589 yards, 14 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Allen’s 14 touchdown passes are second amongst all quarterbacks in the NFL. Like most quarterbacks in today’s game, Allen has added three touchdowns and 101 yards on the ground.
The Bills have struggled to establish a running game through the early part of the season. Devin Singletary handles the duties, carrying the ball 61 times for 238 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs has benefitted from the focus on the passing game, hauling in 36 catches for 509 yards and two scores.
Buffalo’s defense has been suspect this year, surrendering 28.4 points and 371.8 yards of offense per game. The Bills have managed just six takeaways defensively.
The over has hit in every game of the Bills this season, but the under has hit in 11 of the last 15 games against Kansas City.
The Pick is In
This game is shaping up to be a classic shootout that the Chiefs are accustomed to. Neither defense is great, and the offenses have been two of the better units in the league. The Chiefs offense is just better enough to where we are comfortable taking the road favorite.
The pick is Kansas City and the points.