Welcome to game day! The KC Chiefs and Washington Redskins face off at noon on CBS today. The 9-3 Chiefs are playing to clinch a playoff spot while the 3-9 Redskins have already been eliminated. The Chiefs are 3-point favorites in the game, which sounds about right despite the Chiefs three-game losing streak.
The Chiefs can clinch a playoff spot by beating the Redskins and either the Minnesota Vikings beating the Baltimore Ravens or the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Miami Dolphins. Either scenario there seems reasonable but the Chiefs first have to take care of business.
I am personally picking the Chiefs to win today (see the rest of our picks near the bottom). They have lost three in a row but it's not like they were blown out in those games. They lost by 10 and then by 7 to one of if not the best team in the NFL in the Denver Broncos. No shame in that.
Here are all the nuts and bolts for today's game:
Game time: Sunday, December 8, 12 p.m.. (Arrowhead Time)
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Weather: Cold and snowy
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Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
Radio: 101.1 The Fox (Click listen live), Sirius 137 (Internet 815)
Odds: Chiefs are favored by 3
Series history: 7-1 (Chiefs)
Last game: Chiefs won, 14-6 (10/18/2009)
Chiefs injury report
Out: T Branden Albert (knee), TE Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee), LB Justin Houston (elbow)
Probable: G Jeff Allen (groin, knee), WR Donnie Avery (shoulder), DE Mike Devito (knee), C Rodney Hudson (elbow), WR Dexter McCluster (wrist), CB Ron Parker (shoulder), RB Anthony Sherman (knee, ankle)
Redskins injury report
Probable: LB London Fletcher (ankle), CB DeAngelo Hall (hip, back), TE Niles Paul (illness), T Trent Williams (foot)
AP staff picks:
Matt Verderame: Chiefs 30, Redskins 17
Joel Thorman: Chiefs 23, Redskins 13
MNChiefsFan: Chiefs 38, Redskins 14
Matt Conner: Chiefs 21, Redskins 17
Clay Wendler: Chiefs 28, Redskins 24