Bengals vs Chiefs NFL Week 7 Prediction for Sunday Night
Reporter: “Tyreek Hill… that dude can fly, can’t he?”@fantastik_willo: “I can fly, too.”Sunday Night’s game is all about speed. #SeizeTheDEY📰: https://t.co/TyXbgwkQDK pic.twitter.com/BWT2cEgDFe— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) 16 de octubre de 2018
- When: Sunday, 8:20 PM ET
- Where: Arrowhead Stadium, K.C.
- TV: NBC
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 7 Betting Odds: Kansas City Chiefs -6 (Total 58)
- Partly Cloudy: 9°C/49°F
- Humidity: 51%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 38%
- Wind: 8 mph S
- Stadium Type: Open
In 2015, the Chiefs went to Cincinnati and lost 36-21. Andy Dalton threw for 321 yards and a long TD to Brandon Tate. Dalton is still around. Jeremy Hill ran for three touchdowns; he’s now with New England and out injured. For KC, Alex Smith was sacked five times and the Chiefs settled for Cairo Santos’ club-record seven field goals. Neither is now with the Chiefs. K.C. had more total yards (461-445), ran more plays (73-50) and held the ball for nearly 37 minutes, but had to settle for field goals.
Why Bet on Cincinnati?
The Bengals lost their seventh straight to rival Pittsburgh last week, 28-21. Somehow, they allowed Antonio Brown to score untouched on a 31-yard catch-and-run with 10 seconds left. Joe Mixon’s 4-yard touchdown run with 1:18 got the Bengals the 21-20 lead. The Bengals are 2-16 against the Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium during coach Marvin Lewis’ 16 seasons, including a pair of playoff losses.
Andy Dalton completed 26-of-42 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns. Dalton averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt and took three sacks. Tyler Boyd caught 7-of-9 targets for 62 yards and two touchdowns. A.J. Green caught 7-of-12 targets for 85 yards. Mixon rushed 11 times for 64 yards and one touchdown and caught four balls for 20 yards.
Running back Giovani Bernard (knee) remained sidelined at practice this week. He’s likely to sit again. Bernard was playing well when Mixon was out injured. Speedy WR John Ross (groin) is practicing in full for Week 7. Ross was limited at last week’s practices before sitting out against Pittsburgh.
Starting center Billy Price is out of the walking boot, but not in the clear yet or close to playing right now. He’s been rehabbing with the other injured players during practice. Price was injured in Week 2. Defensive players Darqueze Dennard and Nick Vigil haven’t practiced this week, and Shawn Williams moved to the next phase of concussion protocol and was able to practice in a limited capacity.
Dennard was one of three Bengals starters on defense who was unable to finish the game against the Steelers because of an injury. Vigil injured his left knee following a cut block by Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix and reports are now that Vigil could miss a month. Vigil was the Bengals’ defensive signal caller and ranked sixth in the NFL with 51 total tackles. He was replaced by Bengals veteran linebacker Vincent Rey, who has backed up all three linebacker positions at times for Cincinnati.
Why Bet on Kansas City?
The Chiefs suffered their first loss of the season in a terrific game last Sunday night, 43-40 at New England – the first-ever game to end by that score. Yes, ever. The 83 points were tied for the fifth-most in a game this season. It marked the third game in the NFL this year in which both teams scored at least 40 points.
For Kansas City, much of that scoring took place in the second half. The Chiefs’ 31 second-half points were their most since Week 17 of the 2009 season and the most that the Patriots had allowed since at least 1991. Since 2013, New England has allowed 40 or more points just three times in the regular season – and the Chiefs are responsible for all three.
Patrick Mahomes completed 23-of-36 passes for 352 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Mahomes struggled in the first half before exploding over the final two quarters. He hit Kareem Hunt for a 67-yard touchdown on the opening drive of second half, with all three of his other TDs going to Tyreek Hill. Mahomes leads the NFL with 18 touchdown passes through the first six weeks of the season. Mahomes, who also has 18 touchdown passes in his first seven career games, needs two touchdown passes against Cincinnati Hall of Famer Kurt Warner (21) and Houston’s Deshaun Watson (20) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 20 touchdown passes in their first eight career games.
Hill had seven receptions for 142 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yarder, in Week 6 and tied for the league-lead with six touchdown receptions in 2018. Hill, who turns 25 in March of 2019, has 14 career touchdowns of at least 50 yards. With his next touchdown of at least 50 yards, he would become the third player in NFL history with at least 15 touchdowns of 50+ yards before turning 25 years old.
Kareem Hunt rushed 10 times for 80 yards and caught 5-of-6 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown vs. the Pats. Travis Kelce caught 5-of-9 passes for 61 yards. The star tight end didn’t have a catch in the second half.
Outside linebacker Justin Houston (hamstring) did not practice Thursday. He was also out Wednesday, suggesting he is on the way to a second missed game in a row. Kansas City’s pass rush is a concern with Houston sidelined as he’s one of the best in the NFL. Chiefs C Mitch Morse is week to week with a concussion. That O-Line already Laurent Duvernay-Tardif for the season.
Bengals vs Chiefs NFL Week 7 Betting Trends
- Chiefs are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall
- Chiefs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games
- Over is 4-0 in Bengals last 4 road games
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings
- Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games
- Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
Expert NFL Betting Prediction for bengals vs Chiefs
Kansas City wins by a touchdown.