Week 13 of the NFL season sees a season-high six teams on a bye but multiple games with playoff implications. One of those such matchups includes a Sunday Night Football game pitting the Green Bay Packers (5-6) against the Kansas City Chiefs (8-3).
The Chiefs head north to Green Bay after going 2-2 in their last four games. Last week's 31-17 win over the Las Vegas Raiders got Kansas City back on the right track following their 21-17 loss to Philadelphia on Monday Night Football. Kansas City's 31 points against the Raiders marked its most since a Week 7 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed a season-high 79% of his passes in the win for one of his best games of the year.
On the other sideline, Green Bay's on a high after a surprisingly dominant win over the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. The Packers' defense forced a season-high three turnovers to keep Green Bay in the playoff hunt in the NFC. They're one game back in the win column from current Wild Card teams Seattle (6-6) and Minnesota (6-6), who is on a bye.
Sunday Night Football is a key matchup for both teams. Kansas City needs another win to keep pace with the Baltimore Ravens (9-3) at the top of the conference. The Packers have a chance at a second victory in a row over a winning team in primetime.
Sunday Night Football: Odds, betting lines for Chiefs at Packers
The Chiefs are favorites to defeat the Packers on SNF, according to the BetMGM NFL odds.
All odds per BetMGM as of Sunday.
Spread: Chiefs (-5.5)
Moneyline: Chiefs (-250); Packers (+200)
Best anytime touchdown bets for Week 13 Sunday Night Football
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The Packers' defense is susceptible to good tight ends. Detroit's Sam LaPorta caught one last week and Minnesota's T.J. Hockenson caught one in Week 8 against the Packers' defense as well. Kelce's the best tight end the Packers will play all season. He's only caught one touchdown in the last four weeks after catching four in the first six weeks. It's about time for another score and he's rightfully the odds-on favorite for an anytime touchdown bet on SNF.
The Packers' top back, Aaron Jones, is out for Sunday Night Football. Instead, Dillion will likely take the lead back role. Kansas City's allowed a running back to score in each of the last five weeks, specifically to the lead back in the last four. Las Vegas' Josh Jacobs notched 110 yards with a touchdown on the ground last week. The Kansas City defense's allowed 4.6 yards per carry this season. Dillon could be in for a big game on SNF.
Offenses have had a lot of success running on the Green Bay Packers recently. The Packers defense has allowed 128 yards rushing per game and three touchdowns in their last three games. Pacheco's fresh off a two-touchdown effort against the Raiders last week. All signs point to him finding the end zone once again, especially with running back Jerick McKinnon ruled out for the game. He'll get the majority of the carries for the Chiefs.
Kansas City boasts the third-best pass defense by yards per game in the NFL. That unit's allowed four touchdowns to wide receivers in the last four games. Half of those touchdowns went to slot receivers including Miami's Cedrick Wilson in Week 9 and Denver's Jerry Jeudy in Week 8. Yards may be hard to come by for the Packers' wideouts but Reed could find the end zone from the slot.
Beyond Kelce and Pacheco, it's a bit of a pick-em with which wide receiver could find the end zone against the Packers. Green Bay's given up eight touchdowns to wide receivers this season. Of those eight, five were to outside receivers. Between Kansas City's outside receivers Justin Watson and Skyy Moore, Watson has a slight edge in targets and has caught a touchdown pass in each of the last two games.
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