After finding out they’ve got the best young quarterback on the face of the planet a year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs will enter the 2019 regular season looking to go further than they did in 2018 when their postseason plans were cut short by their heartbreaking loss to New England in the AFC Championship game.
While superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be back to lead what was the most explosive offense in the league a year ago, the Chiefs have some big question marks with Kareem Hunt gone and Tyreek Hill almost certainly sure to miss some time because of his own alleged misdeeds. Will the Chiefs put points on the board like a pinball machine in 2019 to challenge for an appearance in Super Bowl 54 or will they fail to live up to ‘Super Bowl or Bust’ expectations?
If you’re an NFL fan and betting enthusiast that wants to know just how many games the Chiefs are going to win so you could potentially cash in on the value-packed NFL win total odds, then consider your ticket punched!
Thanks to the expert NFL predictions that you’re about to get on each and every game on Kansas City’s upcoming 2019 docket, you’re going to have a great idea of just how many games the Chiefs will win this coming season.
Kansas City closed out the regular season ranked first in total offense, third in passing and first in scoring (35.3 ppg) while discovering that 2017 first round pick Patrick Mahomes was an undeniable superstar in the process. Mahomes passed for over 5,000 yards while tossing a mind-boggling 50 TD passes to become just the second quarterback in NFL history to accomplish the feat. The bad news however is the Chiefs had to part ways with running back Kareem Hunt following his legal troubles late last season and they almost assuredly are going to see suspended Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill miss some time in the near future because of his alleged role in a child abuse case. Defensively, Kansas City was mostly awful in ranking 31st in total defense, 31st against the pass and 24th in points allowed (26.3 ppg).
To address their offseason needs, the Chiefs drafted Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman and Virginia safety Juan Thornhill, both in the second round while adding to the defense with each of their next two picks as well. More importantly, Kansas City overhauled their secondary by adding veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland and safety Tyrann Mathieu among others. The Chiefs also hired a mostly new defensive coaching staff, led by new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, while installing a new, 4-3 base defense.
Kansas City Chiefs 2019 NFL Season Win/Loss Total Odds & Prediction
- Kansas City Chiefs 2019 Win Total Odds: 10
- 2018 Wins: 12
Week 1 at Jacksonville
Despite being on the road in their 2019 opener, I’m going to back the Chiefs to get past a rebuilt Jaguars team that might finally have a competent quarterback in Nick Foles, but one that still has question marks at several other positions. Win 1-0.
Week 2 at Oakland
Like most NFL fans and betting enthusiasts, I’m pretty sure Oakland’s Jon Gruden has lost his mind. The Raiders are in the beginning stages of a massive rebuild and they just won’t be able to keep pace with the Chiefs’ explosive offense in this one. Win. 2-0.
Week 3 vs. Baltimore
The Chiefs beat the Ravens 27-24 in overtime in Week 14 last season, but I’m thinking Lamar Jackson and Baltimore extract some revenge for that loss in this contest. Loss. 2-1.
Week 4 at Detroit
Even at home, I just don’t see Matthew Stafford and the perennially underachieving Lions being able to keep up with the the explosive Chiefs in this matchup. Win. 3-1.
Week 5 vs. Indianapolis
Andrew Luck and the Colts will be looking for some payback for their 31-13 divisional round smackdown against the Chiefs but they won;t get it in their second straight road date against Kansas City. Win. 4-1.
Week 6 vs. Houston
The Texans have an elite defense, but again, they struggle to score and I’m expecting Houston to narrowly succumb in this inter-conference clash. Win. 5-1.
Week 7 at Denver
There is no way that Denver’s Joe Flacco compares to Patrick Mahomes. After sweeping their overmatched division rivals in 2018, Kansas City gets its first win of the season over Denver. Win. 6-1.
Week 8 vs. Green Bay
I’m expecting Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to show up in a big way in this Week 8 clash before falling late to the Chiefs. Win. 7-1.
Week 9 vs. Minnesota
Kirk Cousins can’t hold Patrick Mahomes’ jockstrap. Win. 8-1.
Week 10 at Tennessee
This is a game that Kansas City should win, but they won’t simply because they’re due for a loss and Marcus Mariota and the Titans aren’t exactly chopped liver. Loss. 8-2.
Week 11 at LA Chargers
The Bolts and Chiefs split their two regular season matchups last season with the road team winning each time. In 2019, both AFC West division rivals will win at home when they face one another. Loss. 8-3.
Week 12 BYE
Week 13 vs. Oakland
The Chiefs swept the Raiders last season while putting at least 35 points on the board each time. They’ll complete another sweep in this one against the raiders. Win. 9-3.
Week 14 at New England
Kansas City puts up a great effort as they seek some revenge for their crushing 37-31 overtime loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, but Mahomes and company fall just short again against a focused Tom Brady and the Patriots, Loss. 9-4.
Week 15 vs. Denver
The Chiefs complete their sweep over Flacco and the overmatched Broncos in this Week 15 divisional showdown. Win. 10-4.
Week 16 at Chicago
This Week 15 inter-conference clash should be a flat-out thriller. I’m going with Chicago because of their superior defense and the fact that these two head coaches know one another quite well. Loss. 10-5.
Week 17 vs. LA Chargers
Mahomes and the Chiefs take care of business at Arrowhead Stadium in their regular season finale to get their split with the Bolts. Win. 11-5.
Even with Kansas City facing some big losses on the offensive side of the ball, I like them to record 11 wins in 2019, although it could very well be 10 or even 12. Kansas City should be a lot better than they were on defense and I’m expecting some continued growth out of reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes. Play the Over NFL bettors!