The Kansas City Chiefs (11-3, 5-1 Home) welcome the Seattle Seahawks (7-7, 4-3 Away) at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. The Chiefs are 10-point favorites, and the total is 49. Seattle is coming off a 21-13 loss at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers at Lumen Field last Thursday.
Geno Smith was 31 of 44 for 238 yards and a touchdown. Kenneth Walker III ran 12 times for 47 yards. He added four receptions for 32 yards. Tyler Lockett was targeted nine times, catching seven passes for 68 yards. Kansas City beat the Houston Texans 30-24 at NRG Stadium on Sunday. Patrick Mahomes threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns.
Isiah Pacheco carried 15 times for 86 yards. Travis Kelce was targeted 10 times, hauling in 10 receptions for 105 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since December 2018, a 38-31 win for the Seahawks.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Seahawks are averaging 25.4 points per game for the season, seventh in the NFL, and they are facing a Chiefs defense that has surrendered 23.0 PPG (19th). Meanwhile, Kansas City has scored 29.6 points a game this season, best in the league, and Seattle is allowing 25.4 PPG (29th).
The Seahawks rank eighth in the league in passing yards per game (262.2) and 22nd in rushing (108.1). They will face a tough test on the ground, as the Chiefs are fifth in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (105.3). Against the pass, Kansas City is 22nd (249.1).
Kansas City has been the league’s top passing team, averaging 321.1 passing yards per game, while ranking 16th in rushing yards (119.9). The Seahawks are allowing 234.3 passing yards (17th) and 161.1 rushing yards per game (31st).
Kansas City ranks as the one of the most high volume red zone offenses in the NFL, moving inside the 20-yard-line 4.2 times per game (2nd) and scoring a touchdown on 66% of those possessions (6th).
Through 14 games, Geno Smith has thrown for 26 touchdowns (8 INT) and 262.2 yards per game to lead Seattle in passing. In seven away games this season, he has 14 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 273.1 yards passing.
Kenneth Walker III leads the team in rushing with an average of 58.0 yards a game over 12 games. He has nine touchdowns on the ground. Tyler Lockett is the Seahawks’ leading receiver with 68.9 yards a game and eight TDs.
He is averaging 5.6 receptions on 7.7 targets per game. Patrick Mahomes has 35 passing touchdowns (11 INT) with 321.1 yards per game through 14 games to lead Kansas City. In six home games this season, he has thrown for 14 TDs (5 INT) and an average of 327.0 yards.
Isiah Pacheco has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 48.4 yards a game through 14 games. He has three touchdowns. Travis Kelce has been a key target in the Chiefs’ aerial attack.
He has 12 touchdowns and an 81.7 yard per game average through 14 appearances. Travis Kelce is averaging 9.1 targets per game (6.5 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
Kansas City is looking for a fourth successive win at home this season.
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KC Chiefs -10 (-110)
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