dangolka (CBS) — The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs are the defending champs and the perfect crew in soccer after three weeks. And though it gained’t be filled with raucous followers, Arrowhead Stadium continues to be a reasonably powerful place for opponents to play.
Due to all of that, the New England Patriots discover themselves seven-point underdogs heading into their Week Four showdown with the Chiefs. That’s not a spot the crew often finds itself in, at the least not because the franchise began successful Tremendous Bowls again in 2002.
That is simply the third time that New England has been given at the least a landing by the sportsbooks over the past 18 years, in line with ESPN dangolka’s Mike Reiss. The opposite two cases had some fascinating circumstances surrounding them.
The latest time the Patriots discovered themselves noticed seven factors by the specialists in Vegas got here in Week 1 of the 2016 season, when Tom Brady was pressured to sit down out due to the DeflateGate mess. With Jimmy Garoppolo on the helm, the Patriots had been 8.5-point underdogs of their go to to the Arizona Cardinals, which they promptly gained 23-21.
Take that, Vegas.
The opposite time New England’s opponent was favored by a landing got here on the finish of the 2009 season when the Patriots visited the Houston Texans. The Patriots had been already locked into wild-card weekend and sat most of their starters. Houston gained 34-27, and the sport is greatest recognized for Wes Welker tearing his ACL.
Now we await to see how the Cam Newton-led Patriots will fare in opposition to Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered Chiefs. New England’s solely loss on the season got here in Week 2 once they fell to the Seahawks, 35-30, in Seattle. The Patriots had been four-point underdogs for that tilt. The Patriots have been seven-point favorites in each of their residence video games this season and lined these spreads in wins over the Miami Dolphins and Las Vegas Raiders.
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