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Week 6: WFT Vs Kansas City: Injuries, Odds, and Picks

By Mark Solway | October 17th, 2021

The Washington Football Team and the Kansas City Chiefs enter their Week 6 match-up with identical records of 2-3. That’s probably more surprising for the latter than the former. Can Washington rebound from a disappointing loss to the New Orleans Saints last week?

The Chiefs were pounded by the Buffalo Bills. Will Patrick Mahomes punish a struggling WFT defense and get the Chiefs back to .500 on the road? Can Taylor Heinicke protect the ball better, against a Chiefs defense struggling as much as Washington’s?

Game Information:

Seattle Seahawks
Fed Ex Field
Nov 29, 2021
2021 Washington Football Team Schedule


The Chiefs opened the week as 6.5 point favourites, and stayed that way all week. Kansas City -6.5

The Over / Under opened at 55.5. It tapered off through the week and is at 54 today on Game Day.

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Key Injuries:

For Washington:
Brandon Scherff, Cam Sims (WR), Curtis Samuel (WR) and Samuel Cosmi (OT) will all still be out of action this week.

Sammis Reyes (TE) was limited in practice on Friday, as was RB Antonio Gibson. Gibson is still dealing with the stress fracture in his shin but is expected to play. Terry McLaurin sat out practice Friday, and will be a game time decision.

Safety Darrick Forrest returned to practice from IR this week, and may be available.

For Kansas City:
Tyreek Hill (WR) and Joe Thuney (OG) did Not Practice on Friday, and are questionable for Sunday. Anthony Hitchens (MLB) was limited in practice on Friday, and is also questionable; as is WR Chris Finke. Blake Bell (TE), Chris Jones (DE) and Charvarius Ward (CB) have all been ruled out and unavailable for Washington.

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‘Expert’ Picks

Picked Kansas City:

Jared Dubin CBS
John Breech CBS
Will Brinson CBS
Ryan Wilson CBS
Matt Bowen ESPN
Dan Graziano ESPN
Laura Rutledge ESPN
Sam Acho ESPN
Domonique Foxworth ESPN
Rob Ninkovich ESPN
Seth Wickersham ESPN
Dave Richard CBS
Jamey Eisenberg CBS
Jason La Canfora CBS
Kevin Seifert ESPN

Not one expert picked Washington.

Picks: Where To Put Your Money

Home dogs and getting nearly a touchdown? That would normally be hard to lay off.

There’s too many distractions in D.C. to expect the team to come up with a great effort. Washington’s defense hasn’t played well enough to stop anybody, let alone Patrick Mahomes. It’s hard to see it starting this week. Take the Chiefs. Everybody else is.

Kansas City -6.5

Over 54.0

If you are a Washington fan and want to make the homer pick, see if you can find a book that’s giving you +7 points instead of +6.5. 

The Over / Under is big at 54, but that’s because both teams have struggled defensively. The book is expecting a next-to-no-defense affair.

Sounds about right. Take the over.

Prop Bets

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