Chiefs could be facing a battle with Washington
Injury to Fisher makes Kansas City harder to trust
Sky Sports Action, 1.30am Tuesday
Kansas City have arguably been the team of the NFL season to date but visitors Washington look the sensible handicap bet getting a big start.
The Chiefs shook the league with their opening-night rally to beat champions New England and have since dispatched Philadelphia by seven points at Arrowhead Stadium and the Chargers in their new LA home.
Rookie running back Kareem Hunt is just 25-1 to be league MVP while wide receiver Tyreek Hill has blistering pace and tight end Travis Kelce could go well against the Washington defence.
But an injury to left tackle Eric Fisher makes the Chiefs harder to trust than usual.
If he can’t play, Andy Reid may decide to switch impressive right tackle Mitchell Schwartz to the key position on the left, but any reshuffle will be a major negative.
Washington’s confidence should have soared with their 27-10 win over a vaunted Oakland side last week.
And though a trip to the intimidating atmosphere of Arrowhead can take the wind out of any team’s sails – and they have injury issues at running back – they should be competitive.
1pt 10-11 Sky Bet
TV Sky Sports Main Event & Action
Venue Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Weather Mostly cloudy, 23C
Vegas handicap Washington +7
Vegas points line 49.5
Kansas City have won their last five home games against Washington
Washington Safety DJ Swearinger (hamstring), tight end Jordan Reed (ribs), running back Rob Kelley (ribs), linebackers Mason Foster (shoulder) and Will Compton (ankle) and wide receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring) are all rated questionable.
Kansas City Linebacker Dee Ford (back) is out. Left tackle Eric Fisher (back) could also miss the game.