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Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs are 3-point ‘dogs vs. Paxton Lynch and Broncos

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The Denver Broncos are expected to start second-year QB Paxton Lynch this weekend and the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to start rookie QB Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs made the announcement this afternoon that Mahomes is their starter in Denver while other key starters sit.

The Chiefs were going to be favored if their starters were playing in this game but now that they’re not the Chiefs are 3-point underdogs.

This is going to be a great test for Mahomes. The Denver defense is still good. The conditions in Denver will be cold and potentially even a little wet. I’m excited to see how Mahomes can do in those conditions.

On the one hand, I don’t know why they set odds for this game. The Chiefs backups are playing and the Broncos have nothing to play for. How do you set a line for a game like that? On the other hand ... I really, really don’t want to lose to the Broncos.