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NFL Odds: Fading Patriots Host Chiefs

by: Staff Writer - posted on: 03-Dec-2019

For the first time all year, the New England Patriots (10-2 SU, 7-5 ATS) are not the favorites to win Super Bowl LIV. But they're still 3-point home favorites at press time for Sunday's matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs (8-4 SU, 7-5 ATS). CBS has the coverage at 4:25 PM ET.

New England supporters are in crisis mode after their second loss of the season, a 28-22 defeat at the hands of the Houston Texans (+3.5 at home) on Sunday Night Football. It was another so-so game for QB Tom Brady, even though he racked up three touchdown passes with only one pick – two of those TDs coming in garbage time after Houston built a 28-3 lead in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs, meanwhile, are coming off a major victory—a 40-9 spanking of the Oakland Raiders (+11 away).

The weather conditions at Foxborough shouldn't be as bad as they were two weeks ago, when the Patriots beat the Dallas Cowboys (+6) 13-9 in a very messy affair. Sunday's game-time forecast calls for temperatures in the high 30s, with light winds and very little chance of precipitation; despite the chill, this game has the highest total for Week 14 at 48.5 points.