KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

GAME OF THE WEEK! The best side in the AFC travel to Louisiana to take on arguably the best side in the NFC in what very well could be the an early glimpse at this years Super Bowl matchup.

The Saints were upset by the Eagles on Jalen Hurts first start last week but will welcome back Drew Brees for this one after he’s missed a chunk of time with a rib injury, Taysom Hill has done well in his absence but the passing game did suffer as a result and yet even with Brees’ return is may still suffer as the Saints #1 Receiver, Michael Thomas will be missing through injury, meaning that a lot will be expected of Alvin Kamara out of the backfield. The Saints defense is still one of the leagues elite units, ranking inside the top 5 against both the run and the pass and they’ll need every inch of that top 5 pass defense and probably a little more if they’re going to keep Mahomes and co quiet.

Kansas City were played tough in what was a crazy game against the Dolphins last week. Mahomes threw three INT’s and took a 30 yard sack but even those mistakes couldn’t keep the Chiefs from winning or Mahomes from still putting up nearly 400 yards and 2 TD’s. The Defense is a playmaking unit but isn’t a shut down one and can be run on which is something to keep an eye on with Alvin Kamara lining up opposite them.

These are undoubtedly two of the best sides in the NFL but with the Saints not at full health I find it difficult to pick them to get the upset win here. And I’m going with them for my best bet, it’s not often you get the Chiefs at a price this good anymore and with the Saints missing their best pass catcher I’m happy taking the Chiefs here.

PREDICTION: CHIEFS 27 โ€“ 24 SAINTS        

BEST BET: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS to win outright โ€“ 7/10 with Betfair. 1 point bet.

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