The emotionally distraught Chiefs will take aim at a second consecutive win this weekend when they challenge the suddenly tough Browns in Cleveland (1:00pm ET start time, CBS). NFL Sunday Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns Odds are not in KC’s camp, though, as Pat Shurmur’s crew is laying 6.5 points. Sunday’s Chiefs versus Browns clash, which features a 37.5 point game total, has Kansas City as a +245 moneyline play ($100 wins $245).
Kansas City’s season was an unmitigated disaster heading into last weekend’s meeting with Carolina, but it turned tragic the day before the game as linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and, eventually, himself.
The Chiefs somehow navigated their way through what must have been an emotional minefield and found their way to a rare win, turning back the favored Panthers 27-21 at Arrowhead Stadium.
Reality may be setting in more for the Chiefs this week, though, as the players have had more time to digest the magnitude of what took place last Saturday. Also working against KC here is a Cleveland team that is starting to play some decent football.
The usually pathetic Browns have won two in a row and three of their last five to improve to 4-8 on the season. Cleveland has also been competitive against a number of good teams, giving Baltimore, Indianapolis, and Dallas all they could handle.
Kansas City will, no doubt, want to put its best foot forward for Head Coach Romeo Crennel as he returns to the place of his former employ, but it is difficult to imagine the club doing so under the current circumstances.
Free Pick: Take the Browns -6.5. The Chiefs are 2-8 both straight up and against the spread in their last 10 games as a road dog with a spread between 4 and 7.5 points and a total between 37 and 41 points.
Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns NFL Odds:
Kansas City Chiefs +6.5 (-110), Over 37.5 (-110), +245 (Moneyline)
Cleveland Browns -6.5 (-110), Under 37.5 (-110), -290 (Moneyline)
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