The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles are going to square off in Week 3 of the NFL betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for football for what should be a great game on Thursday.
Week 3 NFL Picks: Kansas City Chiefs @ Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Thursday, September 19th, 8:25 ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Week 3 Betting Odds: Philadelphia -3 (50.5)
Chiefs vs. Eagles Live TV: NFL Network
Will the real Philadelphia Eagles please stand up? The Eagles only ran 59 plays last week, and that gives them less than 90 plays over the course of the last game and a half. In fact, Philly looks darn right slow at times offensively, and that can’t possibly make Head Coach Chip Kelly all that happy. The team really needs to work on things defensively as well, as allowing 27+ points in back to back games isn’t going to cut it. The team did play a lot better ball the first time around against Washington than it did against San Diego, and perhaps there can be a few tweaks added in on the short week to help things out.
We have a real concern here about the Eagles, though. They played their first game of the year on Monday Night Football, their second game of the year as a regular Sunday game, and their third game of the year is now on Thursday Night Football. That’s three games in a span of just 17 days, and that’s brutally insane even if you’re not running 80 plays a night. We think that the Kelly offense really slowed down over the course of the last game and a half after running 53 plays in the first half against the Redskins in Week 1. QB Alex Smith is taking care of the football, and the Chiefs, who have allowed just one offensive touchdown all season long, are doing the rest on the other side of the ball. This is a game that we think Kansas City is going to win to send a message to the rest of the AFC that it is a playoff contender this season.
Chiefs @ Eagles Pick: Kansas City Chiefs +3
Chiefs @ Eagles Score Prediction: Kansas City 24 – Philadelphia 20