KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

The World Champion Chiefs, fresh off avenging their only loss of the season travel to Florida to take on Tom Brady and the Bucs who’ll be desperate not to suffer back to back losses for the first time this season.

The Chiefs managed to beat the Las Vegas Raiders but needed Patrick Mahomes to throw the game winning TD pass with only 30 seconds left on the clock to avoid being swept by their divisional rivals. Mahomes threw only his second INT of the season (both of which have come against the Raiders) but the offense did what it always does and put points on the board and Mahomes again for the third game in a row threw for over 300 yards and multiple TD’s although that task will be made harder tonight against a Buccaneers defense who’ve played the pass well for most of the season but were given a hard time by the Rams WR duo of Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. The one place I don’t expect the Chiefs to have much success is in running the ball as the Bucs are easily the best run stuffing team in football whilst the Chiefs are league average in running the ball.

The Bucs were poorer than the score line indicated on MNF against the Rams as although they only lost by 3 points they were second best the whole game, the fact that Tampa were able to completely shut down the Rams run attack which is paramount to their offensive success yet were still unable to stop them should be testament to how in control the Rams actually were.

The Chiefs defense is a playmaking unit and Tom Brady will have to be careful when throwing down the field. I can’t take the Bucs in good faith here against a Chiefs team which look close to unstoppable on Offense. As for our best bet we like Mahomes to extend his streak of throwing for over 300 and in a game where the Chiefs will be hard pressed to run the football successfully and against an offense that can put points on the board I expect Mahomes to be throwing the ball a lot.

PREDICTION: CHIEFS 31 – 27 BUCS

BEST BET: Patrick Mahomes over 322.5 passing yards. 5/6 with SkyBet. 0.5 point bet.

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