2002 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 27, 2002
This pick was released to clients on August 10, 2012 at 3:02PM ET.
Las Vegas at Kansas City
Sunday 10/27 01:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Kansas City +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to return 7.64) RESULT: WIN
Can you say score-fest? I can’t remember an over/under this high (56) since the good ole days of the Greatest Show on Turf in 1999. The league’s top two offenses collide in Arrowhead. If these teams score their average, there will be 67 points scored in this contest!
Expect it to happen. Kansas City’s defense is just bad. Oakland, already without Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Woodson (questionable for this game), lost rookie cornerback and punt returner Phillip Buchanon last week.
Kansas City’s offense is unstoppable, led by phenom Priest Holmes. Holmes is leading the league in yards from scrimmage and has already scored 14 touchdowns (the last guy to score that many TDs in seven games was Jim Brown over 40 years ago!). This is the first running back to run for 100+ on Denver’s defense which puts him in a league of his own. Oakland won’t be able to stop him.
Both teams have lost two straight, but in very different ways. Kansas City is confident while Oakland is reeling. Kansas City had its last two games, against very good San Diego and Denver teams, in the bag only to lose in the end. Oakland has lost two straight as 8 and 7 point favorites.
These two teams typically play very close, with five of the last six contests being won by 3 points or less.
The Raiders are still overrated and should not be giving 2.5 points on the road. I’ll go with a Vermeil-coached team with its back against the wallet home getting points.
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