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September’s presence, mere days away, and the air turning crisp can only mean one thing … NFL football is back, baby!
Now that sportsbooks have dropped Over/Under win totals for every team in the league, it’s time to dive into the fun and look at the numbers from a betting perspective.
Can the Kansas City Chiefs eclipse their win total of 11.5?
Here is how our FOX Sports talent sees the Chiefs’ season playing out.
Pick via FOX Sports Insider Martin Rogers: Chiefs Over 11.5 wins
Kansas City has never won fewer than 12 games during the Patrick Mahomes era and there is no obvious reason to think that the reigning Super Bowl champion, coming off a 14-win campaign and a second title, is going to end that streak now. Offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. left for Cincinnati, but Jawaan Taylor was brought in — at high expense — to keep the front stocked. At this point it is hard to know what would send this offensive out of step.
Travis Kelce defies the tight end position’s age-decline laws, and if Mahomes could put together an MVP campaign and win a ring having lost Tyreek Hill, without a standout receiver and on a bum ankle, that’s an ominous sign for everyone looking to dethrone them.
On the other side of the ball there is one, big looming issue. Defensive tackle Chris Jones is holding out for a big payday and there remains some doubt whether he will even start Week 1.
Pick via FOX Sports Betting Analyst Geoff Schwartz: Chiefs Over 11.5 wins
The Chiefs have won at least 12 games in five straight seasons, and why would this season be any different? The Chiefs have the MVP back at quarterback. The offensive line looks to be the best they’ve had in this run of winning seasons. While there’s no superstar at receiver, the Chiefs might have the deepest wide receiver room since Andy Reid got to town.
I have questions about the Chiefs’ pass rush, but their linebackers and secondary are legit. Yes, the Chiefs have a tough schedule, but they always do. I’d take the Chiefs Over their win total.
FOX Sports Research Nuggets
- 10-3 (Over-Under) since 2010
- Trying to be first team to win consecutive Super Bowls since the New England Patriots after the 2002-03 seasons
2022 In Review
- Overall: 14-3, first in AFC West
- Home record: 7-1
- Road record: 7-2
- Divisional record: 6-0
- Point differential: +127 (fourth in NFL)
- Points per game: 26.1 (seventh in NFL)
- Yards per game: 360.5 (eighth in NFL)
- Opponent points per game:21.7 (16th in NFL)
- Opponent yards per game: 328.2 (11th in NFL)
Can Chargers or Broncos challenge Chiefs for AFC West crown?
Let’s dive into the fun!
What to Know
- Head Coach: Andy Reid, 11th season (117-45 with Chiefs)
- 2023 Strength of Schedule: .512 (17th-easiest in NFL)
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Win Totals From Last 5 Years
- 2022: 14
- 2021: 12
- 2020: 14
- 2019: 12
- 2018: 12
Martin Rogers is a columnist for FOX Sports and the author of the FOX Sports Insider newsletter. Follow him on Twitter @MRogersFOX and subscribe to the daily newsletter.
Geoff Schwartz played eight seasons in the NFL for five different teams. He started at right tackle for the University of Oregon for three seasons and was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection his senior year. He is an NFL analyst for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter at @GeoffSchwartz.
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