Philadelphia Eagles will take on Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL 2021 season Week 4 on Sunday afternoon. The home side goes to this clash after two straight defeats and wants to improve. The visitors don’t enjoy their start of the campaign as well, as they also tied two failures, and the Chiefs want to get back on the winning track.
Philadelphia Eagles had less time to prepare for this clash, as they traveled to Dallas Cowboys on Monday and suffered a 41-21 defeat. With a 1-2 record, the hosts are second in the NFC East. On the other hand, Kansas City Chiefs haven’t played well so far, and they already logged two losses. The latest one came in hands of Los Angeles Chargers, and the away side is in the basement of the AFC West.
Philadelphia Eagles – Can they surprise the rival?
The Eagles had a promising start into the new campaign since they were pretty convincing in the 32-6 win away to Atlanta Falcons. However, they lost twice in a row, and the first defeat came in the game against the Niners. Although they were not that bad defensively against San Francisco, they lost that match 17-11. However, they couldn’t improve against the Cowboys on Monday, and they gave up 380 total yards to Dallas in that clash.
Jalen Hurts had 326 passing yards on Monday night, with a pair of touchdowns and interceptions. The Eagles’ quarterback passed for 780 yards this season, with five TDs and two interceptions, while the opponents’ defensives sacked him five times. He also collected a team-high 179 rushing yards with a score, while Miles Sanders had 156 rushing yards. With 186 yards, Quez Watkins is Philadelphia’s leading receiver. Alex Singleton leads the defense with a total of 29 tackles, while Javon Hargrave logged 4.0 sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Miles Sanders, DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor, Quez Watkins, Dallas Goedert, Andre Dillard, Isaac Seumalo, Landon Dickerson, Nate Herbig, Lane Johnson
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Josh Sweat, Javon Hargrave, Milton Williams, Derek Barnett, Alex Singleton, Eric Wilson, Genard Avery, Darius Slay, Andre Chachere, Anthony Harris, Steven Nelson
Quarter Back: Jalen Hurts
Kicker: Jake Elliott
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Kansas City Chiefs – Will they bounce back with a win?
Kansas City heads to this clash after losing to the Chargers 30-24 at home last weekend, which held them to a disappointing 1-2 record. Although they generated 437 total offensive yards in that clash, the Chiefs made four turnovers which cost them a defeat. On the other hand, they gave up 352 yards to their rivals. Despite opening the campaign with a win over the Browns, Kansas City lost to the Ravens and the Chargers, and they need to improve in defense a lot. Kansas City head coach Andy Reid was taken to a hospital due to dehydration, and he may not be on the sideline on Sunday.
Patrick Mahomes has passed for 940 yards this season with nine scores and three interceptions. On the other hand, rival defenders sacked him four times. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the Chiefs’ leading rusher with 189 yards, while Travis Kelce leads the receiving corps with 289 yards and three touchdowns. Nick Bolton logged a team-high 23 tackles, while Chris Jones sacked opponents’ quarterbacks 2.0 times.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, Travis Kelce, Michael Burton, Orlando Brown Jr., Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, Lucas Niang
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Chris Jones, Jarran Reed, Derrick Nnadi, Mike Danna, Nick Bolton, Anthony Hitchens, Mike Hughes, Tyrann Mathieu, Daniel Sorensen, L’Jarius Sneed, Ben Niemann
Quarter Back: Patrick Mahomes
Kicker: Harrison Butker
Expert Pick #1 – Kansas City Chiefs -7 @-110
Kansas City really needs to bounce back and enter a winning streak, as they may jeopardize their playoffs spot bid, which would be a big surprise. Although neither team is in good momentum, the Chiefs should get back home with this outing with a win. I believe they could also cover the spread, and it’s going to be my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 54.5 @-110
Kansas City has been producing a lot of points in their first three matches, but they also have allowed 31.7 points per game. The Eagles have been very bad in defense against the Cowboys last time, and I expect this game to go over a 54.5 margin. Therefore, it’s my second bet for this matchup.
Expert Pick #3 – Chiefs -3.5 & Over 45.5 @+105
Combining the two bets above, we can get pretty good odds for the third pick. The Chiefs to win by at least 3.5 points in a match that goes over a 45.5 margin brings a decent value, and I’ll go with it for the third tip.