The Chiefs offense hopes to get back despite a difficult matchup against a tough Patriots defense on Sunday.
Isiah Pacheco will miss his second consecutive game, meaning Kansas City's offense and Patrick Mahomes will need to lean heavily on Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice with modest contributions from Jerick McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Let's look at my best bets for Mahomes, Kelce and Rice as we get set for a must-win matchup.
Best Bets for Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice in Chiefs vs. Patriots
1. Patrick Mahomes OVER 20.5 Rushing Yards (-110)
Mahomes had just one carry for eight yards last week, but he's cleared this number nine times in 13 games and the Patriots uniquely provide a good matchup for Mahomes ' legs.
According to Pro Football Focus, the Patriots play man coverage at the seventh-highest rate in the league. The Chiefs have played a lot of defenses that prefer zone coverage, though man typically lends itself well to rushing props. After all, if the defense is turned around following their man, the QB has room to roam.
The Lions run man coverage at a top-10 rate in the NFL too, and Mahomes rushed for 45 yards against Detroit. Count on Mahomes to continue using his legs to give the Chiefs scoring opportunities and clear this prop.
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