NFL Week 5 Picks: Time For The Underdogs To Take Over

JJ Watt

Kansas City at San Francisco 49ers (-6)

Prior to the Chiefs dismantling the Patriots on Monday Night Football, Kansas City was being viewed as 2014’s disappointment in the making. With a nationwide statement win that included the benching of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the Chiefs appear to back in control.

Unfortunately for Kansas City, so do the 49ers.

The numbers will indicate that San Francisco allowed 21 points against the Eagles, but all three touchdowns were scored via defense or special teams. The 49ers’ defense held Philadelphia’s offense to exactly zero points.

The area surrounding Kansas City has been swirling in emotion following the Monday Night Football win coupled with the Royals’ dramatic come-from-behind victory in their American League Wild Card game less than twenty-four hours later. Feeding off this energy, the Chiefs peaked on Monday night, and now travel to San Francisco to play a non-conference game against a 49ers team currently sitting third in the NFC West.

San Francisco puts together a statement win of their own, beating the Chiefs by ten and covering the spread.

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Mario Mergola
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