Monday, October 19, 2020, Bills Stadium, Orchard Park, New York 5 p.m. ET
Chiefs at Bills Betting Preview: Chiefs (-4), Bills (+4)
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs (4-1) aim to rid the sour taste from their mouths after a 40-32 defeat to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, a decision that marked their first setback since Nov. 10, 2019. Patrick Mahomes reached the 300-yard plateau for the 20th time in his young career after throwing for 340 yards while finding the end zone three times (two passing, one rushing).
Trusted targets Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill continue to pay dividends, with the former reeling in eight receptions for 108 yards and a score on Sunday while the latter has made touchdown receptions in four of the season’s first five games. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire amassed at least 80 yards from scrimmage for the fourth time for Kansas City’s third-ranked offense (407.2 total yards per game).
Kansas City will need to make an adjustment to its passing game, however, with wideout Sammy Watkins likely to sit out this week due to a hamstring injury. Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson will see an uptick in workload in the absence of Watkins, who ranks third on the team in catches (21) and receiving yards (222).
Like the Chiefs, the Bills (4-1) bid to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they play their second straight nationally televised game. Josh Allen threw for 263 yards with two touchdowns in a 42-16 thrashing by the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, boosting his NFL second-best season totals in both categories to 1,589 and 14, respectively.
Offseason acquisition Stefon Diggs has made a seamless transition, reeling in 10 catches for 106 yards versus the Titans to lift his team-leading totals to 36 and 509, respectively. Slot receiver Cole Beasley has recorded at least five receptions in three of the past four games while fellow wideout John Brown returned to practice Thursday after sitting out the last contest with a knee injury.
All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White (back) and linebacker Matt Milano (pectoral) missed the Tennessee game with their injuries, but both were limited participants practice on Thursday. Buffalo will need to be more disciplined after committing three turnovers and 10 penalties versus the Titans.
Chiefs at Bills Betting Pick for Week 6
Poor Josh Norman. After being on the wrong end of multitudes of social media memes (courtesy of a stiff-arm from Tennessee running back Derrick Henry), Norman is a prime suspect to be skewered again by the high-octane offense of the Mahomes-led Chiefs.
Mahomes and company aren’t likely to lose two in a row, and the Bills may not be equipped to stop them on a short week.
Chiefs at Bills Betting Pick:
Chiefs 38, Bills 31
Chiefs at Bills Best Bet for Week 6
The Chiefs are tied for eighth in the NFL in scoring offense (29.8 points per game) while the Bills are tied for 11th (27.8). The scoreboard operator is going to be busy in this one.
Chiefs at Bills Best Bet: OVER 57.5 total points (-110)
–Field Level Media