Pick 2: Kansas City vs. Miami and Denver vs. Seattle

Pick 2: Kansas City vs. Miami and Denver vs. Seattle

The Teaser: Pair Kansas City and Denver

Game 1: Kansas City vs. Miami

The Initial Line:

Kansas City +4.5 away vs. Miami

The Take:

Add 6 points to Kansas City’s line

The Final Line:

Kansas City +10.5

The Breakdown:

Kansas City fought to the end in Denver, but fell short at the goal line losing 24-17. However it was a well-managed game by KC with no turnovers and they managed to get a few TDs despite the loss of Jamaal Charles to a ankle injury. Knile Davis filled his shoes nicely with 79 yds on the ground and 2 TDs. Miami suffered a large defeat in Buffalo 29-10. They had 2 turnovers and could only manage 290 yds total. Knowshon Moreno also went down early with an elbow injury.

Kansas City now stands at 0-2 while Miami sits at 1-1. KC knows that they can’t keep losing if they want a shot at the playoffs, so this is a game they will be trying to capitalize on. Both teams will be without their starting running backs (Moreno and Charles), but expect Alex Smith to once again limit mistakes and manage the offense well. This very well might come down to the last drive, so feel comfortable grabbing Kansas City at +10.5.

Game 2: Denver vs. Seattle

The Initial Line:

Denver +5 away vs. Seattle

The Take:

Add 6 points to Denver’s line

The Final Line:

Denver +11

The Breakdown:

Denver had another tight victory (by their standards), beating Kansas City 24-17 at home. They have not blown out teams thus far as we were accustomed to seeing last year, and this may be partially due to the absence of Wes Welker and Eric Decker in the receiving core (Welker may return in week 3). However Denver is still 2-0 and poised for another big season. The reigning Super Bowl champs suffered their first defeat in 2014 and showed that they are not as invincible as everyone seems to believe. Seattle suffered a 30-21 defeat on the road vs San Diego, as they had not given up a 30pt game since week 5 of 2013. They only managed to gain 288 yds and had 1 turnover, while San Diego gained 377 yds and had no turnovers. They will be happy to head home next week, where they haven’t lost since week 16 of 2013.

This is the game everyone’s been waiting for: a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII where Seattle manhandled Denver’s record-setting offense and earned their first SB victory with a 43-8 win. Now Denver has a shot at revenge, and don’t think for one minute that Peyton Manning hasn’t been thinking about this moment every day since that loss. Seattle may be almost unbeatable at home, but if anyone’s likely to upset them at home it’s Denver. The line came in at Seattle -5 at home, which I thought should be a lot tighter given the talent of both teams in this contest. Taking Denver at +11 in any game is just ridiculous given their talent on offense and now on defense too. Denver is going to fight to the end for this victory, and taking them with this many points is almost unfair, I don’t care who the opponent is.

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