On Monday Night Football, the Redskins will travel to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri to take on the Chiefs. This Monday Night Football matchup will kick off at 8:30 PM/ET.
The Redskins and the Chiefs roll into week four hitting on all cylinders. The Chiefs (3-0) are one of only two remaining unbeaten teams in the NFL. The Redskins are coming off a shocking win over the Oakland Raiders. Washington completely shut down the Raiders offense. The Redskins and the Chiefs will come into week four with two of the leagues highest powered offenses.
The Good & The Great: The Chiefs Explosive Offense
The Chiefs enter the fourth week of the NFL season as the only remaining undefeated team in the AFC. Having already defeated the defending champions in week one, Kansas City has rolled through the first month of the season. With a chance to close out the first quarter of the season at perfect, expect the Chiefs to put up a lot of points in this one.
The Good: According to NFL Stats, the Chiefs rank third in total offense with 397 yards per game. Quarterback, Alex Smith, has shed his “game manager persona” and now orchestrates one of the league’s premier offenses. Through three weeks, Smith has thrown seven touchdowns to zero interceptions. According to NFL Stats, Smith ranks 13th in the league with 258 yards per game this season. He’s one of the leagues most efficient passers this season. Against a formidable Redskins secondary, that already has four interceptions, expect the Redskins to challenge Smith all night.
The Great: The Chiefs lead the league in rushing with 162 yards per game. What’s more impressive is the Chiefs’ 6.8 yards per carry average. Kareem Hunt, the rookie phenom, has carried the Chiefs offense to new heights. Hunt leads the league in rushing with an astonishing 401 yards. According to NFL Stats, Hunt averages 133.7 yards rushing per game. To put that into context, the next rusher on that list is Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings, with an average of 96 rushing yards per game. Hunt is on pace for two thousand yards rushing, and while that production is likely to fall off at some point, it’s nevertheless impressive.
The Good & The Great: The Redskins’ Defense
According to NFL Stats, the Redskins’ defense ranks fifth, allowing 374 yards per game. Against the Raiders, Washington held Oakland to 128 total yards. Against the Chiefs, the Redskins will need to stop the league’s most dynamic rusher in Kareem Hunt. Expect the Redskins stout defense to face its most formidable challenge of the season.
The Good: Last week against the Raiders, Kirk Cousins completed 25 of 30 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns. Cousins leads a Redskins offense that ranks seventh with 374 yards per game, according to NFL Stats. On the season, Cousins has thrown five touchdowns to one interception.
The Great: Chris Thompson is fueling the Redskins offense. The running back is Cousins’ most valuable weapon in the passing game. Last week against the Raiders, Thompson rushed for 38 yards on eight carries, but his contributions to the passing game far surpassed his rushing totals. Cousins targeted Thompson a team high of eight times, hauling in six receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown. Thompson is a do-it-all type pass-back that has injected the Redskins offense with speed and elusiveness. Expect Thompson to have a big night against the Chiefs.
Chiefs vs Redskins Betting Lines
The Chiefs are heavy favorites in this game. The Redskins, however, matchup well against the Chiefs offense. According to NFL Stats, the Chiefs are allowing the fifth most yards per game this season. Expect the Chiefs to win a lower scoring game than expected with the Redskins covering the spread.
Play: Redskins +7 @ BetOnline.ag