It's gameday people! Time to see if the Chiefs can use the momentum of last week's victory to gain their first road win of the season and head into the bye with a 2-3 record.
In The Opening Line, we saw the Colts as 2 point favorites and the total was set at 38.5. Let's see if anything has changed there, let's examine the fantasy football injury situation, and let's see what teams I will be taking today!
Some good news here as we look at the line. The line has dropped to -1 and the total has stayed at 38.5. Why is this good news? Because all of the sites I have tracked have the public largely on the side of Indianapolis. So if the line is moving the other way with that type of situation it typically means that while the public are on Indy, the money is on KC. Otherwise, we would see the line moving towards 3 rather than 1.
I liked it at 2 and I still like it here. But with the Chiefs still not having proven they can win on the road, I will take KC for an average wager, definitely smaller than the one last week vs. the Vikings.
Fantasy Football Updates (names courtesy of ESPN)
Ruled out before Sunday: WR Earl Bennett (chest), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), RB Mewelde Moore (ankle), WR Eddie Royal (groin), WR Sammie Stroughter (foot), TE David Thomas (concussion), WR Demaryius Thomas (finger), WR Mike Williams (SEA) (concussion).
Early games (1 p.m. ET)
TE Todd Heap (hamstring, questionable)
WR Devery Henderson (calf, questionable)
RB Brandon Jacobs (knee, doubtful)
RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring, questionable) OUT (Isaac Redman will start)
TE Zach Miller (SEA) (shoulder, doubtful)
RB Ben Tate (groin, questionable)
RB Beanie Wells (hamstring, questionable)
Late games (4:05 p.m. ET)
TE Antonio Gates (foot, doubtful)
TE Aaron Hernandez (knee, questionable)
RB Danny Woodhead (ankle, doubtful)
Steve in RI's selections
Kansas City +1
New England -7.5
Well here we go again. The rosters on both sides look very little like we thought they would at the beginning of the season, but nonetheless this game is very important. A win here and some help in the other games could really make this division look jumbled heading into the bye. Here's to hoping the boys play well and you all have a wonderful day and a fun-filled Columbus Day weekend. Thanks for checking in here at The Closing Line!