This is not exactly the position that the Philadelphia Eagles likely pictured for the K.C. Chiefs when they first saw them in Week 4 on their regular season schedule. Then again, if they are surprised, they should get in line.
We’re all taken aback at this point in Chiefs Kingdom at the reality that the Chiefs are 1-2 just three weeks into the season. The idea that the Chiefs would be in the divisional basement at all in 2021 or even through 2031 just seems outrageous with Patrick Mahomes at the helm. Then again, this season has been topsy-turvy so far and the Chiefs have some real issues to address.
But all we can do at this point is look ahead. That means the Eagles are up next in a game that the Chiefs are now viewing with a bit more importance (and perhaps desperation) than anyone could have anticipated before the season. The Eagles are coming in off of a short week after playing Monday Night Football and are facing a Chiefs team that is running out of runway to keep saying “they beat themselves.”
Chiefs vs Eagles Odds Week 4
The Week 4 betting odds on WynnBET have the Chiefs as 7.5-point favorites on the road at Philly. They have -340 moneyline odds, while the Eagles are the underdog at +260. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 54.5 points.
Chiefs vs Eagles Prediction Week 4
The Eagles certainly have some talented players on both sides of the ball, but the Eagles aren’t going to make any noise in a relatively quiet division like the NFC East, so there’s little reason to expect the likes of Jalen Hurts to rise up and make a statement win.
Before the season, the only reason to worry at all about visiting the Eagles would have been about viewing it as a possible trap game between real contenders like the Chargers and Bills. Now at this point, the Chiefs need a punching bag to take out their aggressions and prove something to themselves and others.
Prediction: Chiefs 35, Eagles 22