View Full Version : Chiefs and Broncos are Underdogs
08-29-2000, 12:52 PM
I'm not sure if this is current now, but two days ago I saw that Denver was a 6 point underdog AT St. Louis and the Chiefs were a 3 pt underdog AT home against Indy....
I know - it's Vegas, who cares and what do they know - nobody respects KC... bla bla bla. http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
However, do you think these odds are fairly accurate as to the outcome of both games?
Honestly, without the spread ... I'd pick Denver to win against the Rams before I picked KC over Indy. I think the Denver/Rams game can be a high scoring affair and if Denver wins, then it will have to be high scoring. I could see the Rams scoring 3 passing TDs and 1 or 2 rushing. Then again, I can easily see Denver scoring 2 or 3 rushing and a couple in the air.
Final prediction: Denver 37 ~ Rams 34
Indy over KC: 27 ~ 20
08-29-2000, 12:54 PM
Neither of those scores are totally unreasonable and they could go either way, IMHO. I think taking the over on the STL/Denver game is the thing to do.... What's the o/u number on that game?
08-29-2000, 12:55 PM
Well, I recall it was the highest O/U of the weekend... something like 48 or 47 1/2.
08-29-2000, 12:57 PM
Brad, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but: Denver is going to get throttled in St Louis! Your D will be totally ineffective against their high-octane O. They have a pretty darn good D - they'll key on TD & force Greasey to win the game (which he'll fail to do). St Louis 31, Denver 17
I am happy to hear KC is the dog for this home-opener. It seems whenever a visiting team is favored @Arrowhead, KC plays lights-out. As if we needed any more motivation... man! KC 28, Indy 13
08-29-2000, 12:58 PM
Rams 27 - Donks 20,
You're offense is good with TD back, but your D won't stop the Rams.
Indy 31 - Chiefs 16
Chiefs will score a TD on their first drive But will be kicking FG's the rest of the day. Peyton will test our db's early and often, and torch them for 3 TD's. This is all much to my dismay. http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/frown.gif
08-29-2000, 12:59 PM
Doesn't surprise me in either case...Colts are tough no matter where they play...but not tough enough to win at Arrowhead...
Chiefs 24...Colts 17
The Broncs have to be underdogs playing on the road against the SB champs...and I use the term lightly...
Rams 31....Broncs 20
"Sex on television can't hurt you... unless you fall off."
08-29-2000, 01:01 PM
I don't see either team even covering the spread. St. Louis will pass and run all over the Donks I think (37-21). KC will similarly struggle to hold Indy under 30 points (27-20 is about the best I can hope for)...........but who knows! http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif
08-29-2000, 01:03 PM
I do not know how this year will turn out. But KC has ALWAYS won at home when they are underdogs. I'm pretty sure their record is near perfect in the 90's as the home dog.
You picking Denver over St. Louis before you'd pick KC over Indy is ignorant, [to put it bluntly].
KC might lose, but Denver is definitely going to get DESTROYED by the Rams! It won't even be close!
[This message has been edited by Cannibal (edited 08-29-2000).]
08-29-2000, 01:06 PM
actually i think both the chiefs and broncos will win this weekend. i just really think the chiefs will surprise us this year. i don't know why i think this i just do. i have that feeling about this year. and i think the rams are too full of themselves and are looking over the broncos. i really expect the broncos to beat them. not too badly but still.
~Thats why they call me slim shady~
08-29-2000, 01:07 PM
I can't say that I'm thrilled about watching the Rams' WRs go against Denvers' corners. However, I think it will be a good game!
If I had to bet my car on the game, I'd probably go with the Rams... simply b/c they're at home and I'm not sure how TD will do on the turf.
We'll see. If Denver plays them toe2toe, scoring in the high 20s and loses the game... then, I'll be all right with it - just b/c the Rams are about the toughest team on the schedule.
If they go out there and get drilled, then I'll know that I'm in for a long season. However, I think they'll play pretty well.
Shanahan has had 2 weeks to prepare for this game (yeah I know, so has Martz) and I like the games that Shanahan and Kubiak have had weeks to prepare a game plan!
They will find a weakness and exploit it. I also think that we'll see TD start the game, but b/c of the artificial turf - Gary will get a majority of the carries.
Be prepared to watch the Bulldog Backfield!
08-29-2000, 01:11 PM
Cannibal, I'm not sure if I would say that's an ignorant statement. Am I a bit homerish on the call ... sure.
However, I saw many more positives from Denver's preseason with their starters than I did with KC.
We'll see who is more prepared. I like the guys preparing Denver's game plan a whole lot more than what KC has with their braintrust.
08-29-2000, 04:20 PM
Put Down the Crack Pipe and back away from the Blue & Orange JellyBean Jar!
I don't like the RAMS at all, and I wish you luck in beating them, But I honestly don't think you stand a chance in beating them at home first game of the season.
The Chiefs at Home should give the Colts a run for their money (unless the Sky really IS falling).
BTW: Why does everybody think Shanahan's a genius? I think that TD's Rushing & Elways Passing had a hell of a lot more to do with the Broncos Success than Shanny.<BR>
08-29-2000, 04:23 PM
Hey, MileHigh...it's preseason...that's why Denver looked good... :P
Seriously, Cinci hardly ever looks bad in preseason and look where it gets them...
Mark M [BornChiefs]
08-29-2000, 04:32 PM
I just don't see denver hanging in with SL...I think they won't miss a beat...for a while.
I'm hoping that KC plays its usual home opener, but I must admit, I'm a little nervous that the DT memorial will make them play flat...instead of inspired...
hope i'm really wrong though
being a resident of Austin, TX, but having a dislike for the Cowboys, I've taken a strong interest in both the Broncos and the Chiefs. I'd like to see the Chiefs come on strong, but from what I've seen of the Broncos this preseason, I don't believe the Chiefs can handle them. If Shotenheimer was still the coach I believe they would have a chance, but not now. Not this season anyway. Greise looks like he's been studying film of his Dad. As far as the Rams go, they are going to be hell for all their competition this year.
08-29-2000, 06:31 PM
I was a little supprised that the line for the Rams Denver game was a close as 6.5.
The only way to stop the rams is to knock Warner on his butt, and run the ball.
I'm not convinced that Bronc's can do either.
However being a Chiefs fan in St. Louis I'm sorry to say that I'm rooting for ...........
the.......................(I'm so ashamed)...
However if betting I would take the Ram's and give up the 6.5
08-29-2000, 07:10 PM
I'm willing to bet that you are a Bronco fan. Nice Name! And does mom know that you are on the internet?
08-29-2000, 07:43 PM
Isn't that tough being a Chiefs and Broncos fan? A few regular season games will go a long way to tell us how both teams will do. Hopefully, someday, you will see the light. http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
08-29-2000, 08:35 PM
The way I read bugsey's post is that he's a fan of the NFL in general and probably has a favorite team. He likes the Chiefs & Broncos but not as his main team. He hates the Cowboys. I can understand, I generally take a team as a sentimental favorite or one that I've admired their offseason moves or personnel. Prior to last year, I liked Indy to improve & win the East, this year, I like Carolina and expect them to compete for the NFC West....
08-29-2000, 08:49 PM
OK fair enough. I read it different and thought he was flipping coins between the two. It would be like oil and water if you are big fans of both. As a Chiefs fan you have to hope they stay away from the dark side. I do agree with you on Carolina contending for the NFC West.
Who is your favorite team?
08-30-2000, 06:44 AM
I'd be willing to wager that neither Denver or KC won't cover the spread. St Louis may win by a few TD's and Peyton Manning could have a career game if Warfield isn't up to the challenge.
I see the Chiefs Fans at Arrowhead making Manning wish he stayed home. It won't be a blow out either way, but I think the Chiefs will pull it off at home. As far as the Broncos........not in St. Louis. Maybe next time, at home. The Rams are at home coming off the SB win. They won't let their fans down.
08-30-2000, 10:16 AM
I like the Chiefs chances. Its a home opener and they are home dogs. Smells like a W to me.<BR>
08-30-2000, 10:18 AM
08-30-2000, 10:22 AM
That's a homer pick if I ever saw one! http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
RUSH TO REPLACE MILLER...
08-30-2000, 10:36 AM
Your moniker fits. You are a Mile High. I don't see Denver scoring 37 points in their first two games combined!
08-30-2000, 11:51 AM
I don't have a problem with either spread, in fact they look a little low to me.
The two that I found interesting were the Dolphins over the Hawks and Bills over Titans.
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