Most preseason predictions picked the San Francisco 49ers to dominate the NFC West. As they prepare to play the Kansas City Chiefs September 26th, the 49ers find themselves with the daunting task of winning their first game. The 49ers could be 0-3 to start the season and will definitely fall short of predictions of a 12-4 season.
San Francisco fought valiantly against the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints but in the end they just could not stop the passing machine named Drew Brees. Mike Singletary and the San Francisco 49ers were many prognosticators preseason pick to romp through the NFC West on their way to to the division title.
The Kansas City Chiefs were on no ones radar before the season started but the power house coaching staff that features Super Bowl offensive and defensive coordinators, Charlie Weiss and Romeo Crennel has produced to this point in the 2010 NFL season.
Running Games for Both San Francisco 49ers & Kansas City Chiefs Plays Huge Role
The San Francisco 49ers best player is Frank Gore their hard hitting angry running back. Gore runs with conviction and he seeks out defensive backs to run over once he breaks through the defensive line. The San Francisco 49ers offensive line needs some work but Gore tends to make them look better than they are.
Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones make up one of the most potent one-two running back combos in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs. Jamaal Charles is an aggressive stylish back that can run wild in the open field and Thomas Jones is the veteran back that knows where to run and when to get outside. The two are a perfect compliment and have worked well together in their first two games. Running game edge goes to the Kansas City Chiefs over the San Francisco 49ers.
Passing Attack for Both San Francisco 49ers & Kansas City Chiefs Anemic
Matt Cassel of the Kansas City Chiefs comes from a long line of USC quarterbacks that have failed to make it to the elite level in the NFL. With the exception of Carson Palmer the USC quarterbacks have been a disappointment. Cassel had one good season with the New England Patriots but has failed to catch on with the Kansas City Chiefs.
On the opposite sideline, Alex Smith has yet to live up to his number overall NFL Draft pick status. Smith has no pocket presence and when he is under pressure his decision making skills leave much to be desired. The San Francisco 49ers have Bay Area native David Carr waiting in the wings and if Smith struggles it could lead to another QB controversy in San Francisco. Passing attack edge goes to the Kansas City Chiefs over the San Francisco 49ers.
San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs Pick: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook opened the Kansas City Chiefs as a one point favorite but it was soon bet to pick status. Many will say the San Francisco 49ers have to have this game and they may be right. This is the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs will be playing for the lead in the AFC West based on this game. A home team that is a pick bet is a must play. Take the Kansas City Chiefs over the San Francisco 49ers.
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