The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Atlanta Falcons to kick off the 2012 season on Sunday September 9th at Arrowhead Stadium at 1 PM ET.
This game is available for betting at BetOnline Sportsbook and the visiting Falcons are listed as -1 point favorites with a total of 40.5 for this one.
After a 10-6 season the Atlanta Falcons will enter as a playoff caliber team on 2012. Having reached the playoffs on 2011 expectations are high for this team to exceed last year performance, where they scored only two points against the Super Bowls champs New York Giants on the WildCard.
Much is being said about Matt Ryan´s chances of a great season especially considering his weapons on offense. Both Roddy White and Julio Jones are explosive receivers with big play ability. Question marks rely on Michael Turners capability to effectively run the ball, after several season reaching the 1000 yards mark and having turned 30 recently.
The Chiefs on the other hand will be looking to stay healthy this year after suffering tremendous consequences last year due to injuries to key players. New head Coach Romeo Crennel will be looking to pound the ball with a healthy Jamaal Charles and players such as Dwayne Bowe would greatly benefit from a healthy Matt Cassel also.
Expectations on both teams may be summarized in the effectiveness of their respective offenses. With healthy players and plenty of offensive weapons this should be a high scoring affair. Bet the game to go over 40.5 points at BetOnline!
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