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Midseason NFL betting review: What we’ve learned | ESPN

With a victory over the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday, Kansas City (8-1 record, O/U 8.5 wins) would become the first NFL team this season to hit the over for regular-season wins. Patrick Mahomes and Co. are 16.5-point home favorites

Who will catch Patrick Mahomes’ record-breaking touchdown pass? Chris Jones says it should be him | Kansas City Star

Odds are pretty good that Patrick Mahomes is going to throw two touchdowns to break break Len Dawson’s 1964 single-season franchise record on Sunday.

That means someone is going to be on the receiving end of the historic throw.

So who will it be?

Thursday afternoon, defensive end Chris Jones made a pitch to be that guy.

Bleacher Report’s Expert Consensus Week 10 NFL Picks | Bleacher Report

Arizona Cardinals (2-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (8-1)

This time, the Chiefs are laying 16.5 points for a Sunday home game against the Arizona Cardinals, and the majority of our experts aren’t buying it.

”This is just too much for me,” Gagnon said. “Even if you think Kansas City could blow out the Cards, you’re inviting a backdoor cover. But I’m not even convinced this’ll be a laugher. Three of Kansas City’s four home games have been decided by 16 or fewer points, and Arizona showed signs of life in a victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Week They’re also coming off their bye week, whereas the Chiefs have yet to receive a break.”

NFL Awards According to League Insiders | Sports Illustrated

MVP

Winner: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (6.5 votes)

Also receiving votes: Rams RB Todd Gurley (6), Saints QB Drew Brees (5.5)

AFC exec who voted for Mahomes: “It’s his ability to create and extend plays with eyes downfield—good mobility, and no fear taking chances at appropriate times. Can make all the throws with high velocity, and he makes it difficult on your coverage to stick and sustain while he runs around.”

Tyreek Hill Poised for Big Fantasy Week Against Cardinals Biltz-Heavy Defense | Fan Duel

The numbers say that if Arizona comes after Patrick Mahomes, which they typically do, he will be looking for Hill more often. In fact, when facing a blitz, Hill is targeted 29 percent of the time, which is 7 percent higher than he’s typically targeted.

Chiefs using screen plays in creative new ways on offense | Bristol Herald Courier

The intricate timing plays are fun for just about everybody.

Mahomes likes them because the throws are fairly easy and often lead to big gains. Hunt and fellow running back Spencer Ware like them because they can use their talent in space. And even the offensive linemen like them because they often get to plow through smaller defensive backs, rather than tangle with big defensive tackles as they would do on a traditional running play.

Around the league

Why cornerback is the NFL’s hardest position for players to maintain a high level of play | The New Orleans Advocate

Now try to name the best cornerbacks in the league. Most of the ones that first come to mind probably aren’t among the league’s top performers.

That’s because the best players at the position change annually. A handful of players are living off their reputations, but chances are they probably haven’t maintained their peak performance. That sort of thing doesn’t happen for most players. The ones who do it become legends.

Gregg Williams has a message for Browns QB Baker Mayfield: ‘Don’t be afraid of making mistakes’ | Sporting News

Browns interim coach Gregg Williams doesn’t want the Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft to hesitate Sunday against the Falcons. He’s pushing quarterback Baker Mayfield to play with confidence.

No kidding, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers made his NFL dreams come true | Los Angeles Times

All that is memorialized in a yellowed school project that’s framed in the basement of his parents’ modest home in Decatur, Ala. The handwritten poster is entitled “All About Me…” and it’s a Canton-worthy artifact, featuring the cherubic face of young Philip superimposed onto a photo of striding Minnesota Vikings star Cris Carter on a Sports Illustrated magazine cover.

Could Alabama beat the Bills? Vegas sportsbook makes Buffalo massive favorite in hypothetical matchup | CBS Sports

This year the team to get the “Can Bama beat them?” treatment is the Buffalo Bills, and this year, with gambling as widespread as it’s been in years, we’re getting actual odds on the game.

Steelers expect Le’Veon Bell to report next week | NFL

The Pittsburgh Steelers are anticipating Le’Veon Bell returning to the team ahead of next week’s deadline for franchise tagged players.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs’ Thursday injury report vs. Cardinals: It’s sounding like Justin Houston will play this weekend

Each practice day, the Kansas City Chiefs will release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs host the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday.

Dorian O’Daniel is coming into his own at exactly the right time for the Chiefs

Through the first six weeks of the season, Kansas City Chiefs rookie linebacker Dorian O’Danielhad 10 defensive snaps. Given those statistics, it made sense that one of the most common questions from Chiefs fans here at Arrowhead Pride was, “Where’s O’Daniel?”

Chiefs Stock Report: Whose stock is rising — or falling — heading into Week 10

For the Chiefs, expectations have been ratcheting upward all season. Beating a team like the Browns doesn’t necessarily push their stock higher, but losing to them would certainly hurt it. This Chiefs team continues to perform at a high level, especially on offense. Mahomes setting records and throwing for over 300 yards is no longer a surprise, it’s the expectation.

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