NFL Week 13 Pick: Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets

Matthew Jordan

Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:32 PM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017 11:32 PM UTC

The Chiefs should know MetLife Stadium well as they were just there two weeks ago against the Giants and it definitely didn’t go well. Survivor Pick: Kansas City.

Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets (+3, 44)

Only a handful of teams since the playoff field expanded to 12 teams in 1990 have missed the playoffs after starting 5-0 – the 2016 Minnesota Vikings did as they won their first five games but then just three more the rest of the way. The free-falling Kansas City Chiefs could join that dubious group if they don’t figure things out. The Chiefs were the last team in the NFL to lose but now have just a one-game lead over both the LA Chargers and Oakland in the AFC West. The Chiefs were stunned at home by the Bills on Sunday, 16-10. They finished with just 236 yards and Alex Smith had a crucial fourth-quarter interception. Kansas City is the third team in the last three seasons to lose five of six games immediately after a 5–0 start (Atlanta, 2015; Minnesota, 2016). It's happened only twice in NFL history prior to 2015: the 49ers in 1952 and the Giants in 2009. The Jets blew a lead at home to Carolina and lost 35-26, their fifth loss in the past six.

  • Chiefs are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games.
  • Chiefs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Free NFL Pick: Chiefs -2.5 (buy down from 3)Best Line Offered: JustBet

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The Chiefs have one touchdown in their past nine quarters. They scored 11 touchdowns in their first nine quarters of the season. So what everyone is asking Andy Reid is whether he is thinking of benching Alex Smith, who looked like an MVP candidate for the first five weeks, for first-round rookie Patrick Mahomes. Reid said Monday that Smith is starting this week but also declined the chance if he would be the Chiefs' starting quarterback for the rest of the season, barring injury. When asked the question, Reid said: “We've all got a responsibility to do our job at all positions, starting with me, and that's not getting done the right way. It's not one guy. That has to be understood. It's not one person. We've all got to pull together as a football team, in this case an offensive football team right now, and get that taken care of.'' The Jets might have beaten the Panthers but couldn’t punch it in for a touchdown with first-and-goal at the Carolina 1 at the start of the fourth. Josh McCown threw three incomplete passes, and the Jets had to settle for a field goal. The Jets and 49ers have run the most plays from the 1-yard line at 12 apiece. New York has scored only four times.

  • Over is 4-1 in Chiefs last 5 games in Week 13.
  • Over is 4-1 in Jets last 5 games overall.
Free NFL Pick: Over 44Best Line Offered: BetPhoenix

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