Sunday, November 1, 2020, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, 1 p.m. ET
Jets at Chiefs Betting Preview: Jets (+19.5/-110), Chiefs (-19.5/-110)
New York Jets
The winless Jets (0-7) will see a familiar face on Sunday in Le’Veon Bell, who they released on Oct. 14 before seeing the disgruntled running back signed by Kansas City two days later.
Replacing Bell in the backfield are the ageless Frank Gore and rookie La’Mical Perine, who recorded 60 and 40 rushing yards, respectively, in New York’s 18-10 setback to Buffalo on Sunday.
Unfortunately for the Jets, their sputtering offense fizzled as it mustered all of four total yards of offense in the second half against the Bills. New York’s offense resides last in the league in average yards per game (264.3) and scoring (12.1).
Sam Darnold, who threw two interceptions and was sacked six times on Sunday, also recorded season lows in completions (12), attempts (23), passing yards (120) and completion percentage (52.2). The third-year quarterback hopes to see the return of leading wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who missed last week’s game due to a groin injury.
Kansas City Chiefs
While New York’s offense languishes near the bottom of most NFL categories, the Chiefs (6-1) reside at the top with former NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes at the helm. Mahomes extended his streak of regular-season games with a touchdown pass to 17 after connecting with Tyreek Hill in Sunday’s 43-16 romp over Denver.
Bell made an impact in his first game with the Chiefs, erupting for a 16-yard gain to highlight his six-carry, 39-yard performance.
Fellow running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who ranks second in the NFL in both rushing yards (551) and scrimmage yards (745), has reeled in least four receptions in five of seven games this season.
Kansas City’s high-octane offense shared the spotlight with its opportunistic defense, which saw safety Daniel Sorensen notch an interception for the second consecutive week and return it for a touchdown. Kick returner Byron Pringle earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on the strength of his 102-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Jets at Chiefs Betting Pick for Week 8
Perhaps the Jets will strike the first blow should they catch the Chiefs looking ahead to stiffer competition. Outside of that, this game likely won’t be in doubt given Kansas City’s obvious advantages across the board.
The Chiefs set a season high in points last week with Mahomes more-or-less playing the role of a spectator. Don’t expect that Mahomes to remain idle, and Bell’s going to want his piece of the pie in what should be a feast for the Chiefs.
Jets at Chiefs Betting Pick:
Chiefs 41, Jets 10
Jets at Chiefs Best Bet for Week 8
The Chiefs likely will threaten the over by themselves. Perhaps a better question to contemplate is can the Jets score in double digits?
Jets at Chiefs Best Bet: OVER 49 (-110)