NFL ATS Report Card: Taking a Closer Look at the Kansas City Chiefs

11/21/13 in NFL   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Nov 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Members of the Kansas City Chiefs defensive team on the bench late in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsThe Kansas City Chief may be the surprise team of the NFL season. Most experts believed that the team would be vastly improved with the addition of Andy Reid and Alex Smith, but anyone who said that they expected the Chiefs to be the last undefeated team in the league is either lying or certifiably insane. Kansas City’s defense is elite, and probably the main reason behind the team’s success through 11 weeks of action. However, the offense has been greatly improved and at this point, the Chiefs look like one of the best team in the NFL. Let’s take a closer look at the Kansas City Chiefs in this edition of ATS report card.
 
On the road: A
 
Kansas City was perfect on the road until last week’s 10 point loss to the Denver Broncos. The team has an elite defense and will probably continue to cover spread on the road as long as they are still getting points. Even though the Chiefs have the best record in the NFL, they are still not getting respect from the rest of the league.
 
At home: D
 
The Chiefs have a 2-3 home ATS record and even thought they have won all of those matches, the team has had some close home wins. Kansas City beat Dallas by a point, they beat Houston by a point, and beat Cleveland by a point when the spread was 7.5.
 
Overall: B
 
Overall Kansas City is 6-4 ATS and has covered 60 percent of their games, which is a solid winning percentage. The best ATS record in the NFL held by three teams with a 7-3 record.
 
Under: A
 
The Chiefs have the best under in the entire NFL with an 8-2 record. The team stays under their total by an average of 5.7 points and has used their elite defense to keep their games low scoring. The team even held the Denver Broncos to 27 points, which for Peyton Manning and company was the lowest total they have had all season.
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