Welcome to game day! The Kansas City Chiefs will host Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The game can be seen at noon (Arrowhead Time) on FOX. The Chiefs are 7-point favorites in the game after winning four in a row.
The Chiefs have proven in three and a half years under Andy Reid that these are the games they win. They usually beat who they should (outside of a Tennessee-like game once a year). This is a game they should win as 7-point favorites in front of their home crowd.
The Chiefs defense is on a roll. If they win, it’s probably the defense they’ll ride to victory. The Chiefs are terrific at creating turnovers on defense (22) and avoiding them on offense (8). That’s a tough combination, even when you consider how boring the Chiefs are. Plus-16 is the best turnover differential in the league.
Spencer Ware should have a good day. He can run on the Bucs defense. If the Chiefs can get a healthy lead in the first half, they can ride Spencer Ware against the 25th ranked run defense. The Chiefs themselves are a better rushing team than the stats indicate (27th).
I’m predicting a Chiefs win. I don’t usually predict the Chiefs to win by more than one score because most games in the NFL are close but this feels like a solid win for the good guys.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Game time: Sunday, November 20, 12 p.m. (Arrowhead Time)
TV channel: FOX (Do I get the game?)
Spanish radio: KCZZ 1480 AM (Tico Sports)
Matchup history: Chiefs lead 3-2 at Arrowhead
Prediction: Chiefs win 30-16
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (sideline)
Enemy blog: Bucs Nation
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Chiefs 2016 schedule
Week 1: Chargers 27 Chiefs 33
Week 2: Chiefs 12 Texans 19
Week 3 Jets 3 Chiefs 24
Week 4 Chiefs 14 Steelers 43
Week 5: Bye
Week 6 Chiefs 26 Raiders 10
Week 7 Saints 21 Chiefs 27
Week 8 Chiefs 30 Colts 14
Week 9 Jaguars 14 Chiefs 19
Week 10 Chiefs 20 Panthers 17
Week 11, 11/20, 12pm: Bucs (fox)
Week 12, 11/27, 325: at Broncos (cbs)
Week 13, 12/4, 12pm: at Falcons (cbs)
Week 14, 12/8, 725pm: Raiders (nbc - Thurs night)
Week 15, 12/18, 12pm: Titans (cbs)
Week 16, 12/25, 730pm: Broncos (nbc - Xmas night)
Week 17, 1/1, 325pm: at Chargers (cbs)