Atlanta leads the league in scoring at 32.5 points per game, thanks to an MVP-quality performance from QB Matt Ryan (26 TDs, six INTs). However, the Falcons’ defense is suspect, leaving the OVER at 9-2 on the season. Things could get worse after DE Adrian Clayborn left last week's win over Arizona with a torn MCL. He's expected to miss at least one month of action and might not return until the playoffs.
The Chiefs are healthy by comparison, and they should have DT Dontari Poe (back spasms) in uniform Sunday, after he was forced out of last week's victory over Denver. Their combination of potent defense, power running, and “game manager” QB Alex Smith (10 TDs, four INTs) has the UNDER at 8-3 for Kansas City, including six of the last seven games.
NFL Odds: Will Chiefs Offense Catch Fire in Atlanta?The defensive-minded Kansas City Chiefs (8-3 SU, 5-6 ATS) have the UNDER at 8-3 this year, but they've got a barnburner of a matchup this Sunday with the Atlanta Falcons (7-4 SU and ATS), who lead the league in scoring at 32.5 points per game. Kick-off from the Georgia Dome is 1 PM ET on CBS.
Thanks largely to MVP candidate Matt Ryan (26 TDs, six INTs), the Falcons have driven the OVER to a 9-2 record thus far. Sunday's total has been set at 49, and Atlanta is favored by 3.5 points.