• Thursday, October 17, 2019

Las Vegas - Last Sunday, we talked about Patrick Mahomes and the importance of his wheels. He came in with a slight ankle issue, which is why we picked Houston, and why we're gonna ride the Broncos. You know I love Mahomes, but the high ankle sprain, which he aggravated against the Texans, is still bothering him. How much? Well, last season, Patrick, or Pat if you want, rushed for 272 yards (17 ypg). Last week, with the bum wheel, he had -1 yard. As in MINUS ONE YARD! And Vic Fangio's Denver defense has really brought the heat the past two weeks, allowing just 13 points combined to the Chargers and Titans. That included 7 sacks and 5 INTs. No doubt that Patrick M is far superior to Philip Rivers and Marcus Mariota. But with a cranky ankle and two YUGE holes in the offensive line (Pro Bowler Eric Fisher is out, while Andrew Wylie is questionable), Mahomes could have some issues. Of course, we know all about the trends that favor Kaycee. Like a 22-2 straight up record within the division, and 15-3 against the spread on the road vs. the Broncos, Raiders and Chargers. But, these Chiefs have been exposed on defense, allowing 203 rushing yards to the Ravens, 186 to the Lions, 180 to the Colts and 192 last week to the Titans. Gimme Denver for a mid-range wager.