The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping for a healthier year in 2012 as the club was decimated with injuries to four impact players in the 2011 year. The club finished the year at 7-9 and fired their head coach Todd Haley following a week fourteen 37-10 road defeat the New York Jets. The club promotes former defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel as head coach following a 2-1 finish to the regular season as the club upset Green Bay in week 15 and Denver on the road in week 17. Kansas City’s last playoff win came way back in 1993.
The betting odds for the Kansas City Chiefs 2012 regular season win total has been lined at 8 wins. The under eight wins is favored in the betting at -120 odds with the return on the over currently lined at -110 odds. The odds for the Kansas City Chiefs regular season win totals are courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
Lack of scoring was a major issue for the 2011 Kansas City Chiefs as the club averaged just 13 points per game which ranked 31st in all of the NFL. The club was crushed early as impact running back Jamaal Charles and pass catching tight end Tony Mokeaki were lost to the season due to injury. As a result the team had trouble moving the football and sustaining drives offensively. The team ranked 27th in total offense with 310 yards gained per game. During free agency the club was active as they acquired running back Peyton Hillis and tight end Kevin Boss. Hillis adds power to the backfield to go along with the speedsters in Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster. Dwayne Bowe led the club in receptions and could be primed for a big season as the veteran wide out is facing a contract year in 2012. First round draft pick in 2011 in wide out Joe Baldwin has the look of a bust with just 21 pass catches for 254 yards and one touchdown in his rookie campaign. On the other side of the ball the Chiefs defense has put up good numbers the past two seasons. Last year Kansas City ranked 11th in points allowed as the club gave up 21.1 points a game and was 6th in total defense by giving up just 313 yards to opponents. With Matt Cassel and free agent acquisition Brady Quinn in a two man race to compete for the starting quarterback job it leaves us picking under 8 wins for Kansas City and prior to wagering pick up sportsbook promotion codes.