The two most recent Super Bowl winning quarterbacks meet on the field Sunday as the Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) and Patrick Mahomes face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4) and Tom Brady. Brady beat Mahomes two of three when he was with New England including an AFC Championship Game win. The Sunday, November 29 game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
These teams have met just 12 times in their history with Tampa Bay leading the series 7-5. The Bucs won the most recent matchup in 2016 and have won five in a row in the series dating back to 1993. The Chiefs are 2-4 all time on the road in this series with wins in 1993 and 1976.
Kansas City Chiefs Betting Outlook: Mahomes Magic
In betting with us at www.RealBookies.com the Chiefs are 6-4 ATS and the over is 5-5 in their 10 games. They haven’t covered in their last two games and are 3-2 ATS on the road this season. The Chiefs offense leads the NFL in passing yards (300.4 ypg) and points (32.1 ppg) while the defense ranks seventh in points allowed (21.4 ppg).
The Chiefs avenged their lone loss of the 2020 season with a comeback win in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Mahomes threw for 348 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for two scores and the Chiefs sealed the win with an interception.
Mahomes completed 34-of-45 passes on Sunday and has gone over 300 yards in three straight games. On the season he’s thrown for 3,035 yards with 27 touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s among the leaders in the NFL Most Valuable Player race.
In addition to scoring twice, Edwards-Helaire ran for 69 yards on 14 carries Sunday. Le’Veon Bell added 25 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. On the season Edwards-Helaire has run for 655 yards and four touchdowns.
Tight end Travis Kelce caught eight balls for 127 yards and a touchdown against Las Vegas while Tyreek Hill had 11 catches for 102 yards and a score. Kelce has 66 catches for 896 yards and seven scores on the season while Hill has 55 catches for 752 and 10 touchdowns. Mahomes has thrown a touchdown pass to eight different receivers on the season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Outlook: Protect Brady
Betting with us at www.RealBookies.com the Bucs are 5-6 ATS this season and the over us 7-4 in their 11 games. Tampa Bay has covered in just one of their last four games and they are 2-3 ATS at home this season. The Buccaneers offense ranks sixth in the NFL in scoring (29.1 ppg) and the defense is the toughest to run on in the league (73 ypg).
Tampa Bay has lost two of three as Brady was intercepted to end the final drive of a 27-24 loss to the LA Rams on Monday night. Brady had two interceptions and two touchdowns with 216 passing yards while the Bucs were held to just 42 rushing yards in the game.
Brady was hit most of the game and completed just 26-of-48 passes and had a 55.2 QBR. In 11 games this season Brady has 2,955 yards with 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has been sacked 15 times.
Ronald Jones II had 24 yards on 10 carries while Leonard Fournette had a touchdown with 17 yards rushing. Jones has 754 yards and five touchdowns on the season while Fournette has 261 yards and three touchdowns.
Antonio Brown caught eight balls for 57 yards Monday while both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin had touchdown catches. Evans had 45 catches for 563 yards and nine touchdowns while Godwin had 41 catches for 465 yards and three scores. Rob Gronkowski also has four touchdowns and Brown has 18 catches in three games.
Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Line
Head to our favorite pay per head bookie site at www.RealBookies.com where the Chiefs are favored by 3.5 points with a total of 56 points.
The Chiefs need to make Brady move as he has struggled all season against physical defenses like the Chicago Bears, Rams and New Orleans Saints. The Tampa Bay defense is pedestrian against the pass, ranking 16th in the NFL so Mahomes should be able to have his usual impact. The Chiefs have scored at least 33 points in four straight games and are playing at a high level entering December.
Free Pick: Chiefs -3.5 (-110)
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