One of the most exciting matches in Week 9 of 2017 NFL Season is the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Dallas Cowboys duel. Combined these teams have ten wins between them. Dallas is on a two-game winning streak, while Chiefs are in high spirits after a divisional win against Broncos on Monday night. The Kansas City franchise is getting ready for the game expecting for Ezekiel Elliott not to play, while Cowboys still have their hopes up that he will be on the team.
Looking at the past duels, it is hard to determine who is the favorite. In the last decade or so these squads have played only three matches. Cowboys lead 2-1 but it’s a slim lead, and it will mean nothing on a Sunday night. Their last game was in 2013, and since then the teams have changed their rosters almost completely. But, the quality is there on both sides, hence there is no favorite in this one. The over/under limit is set at 51.5 points.
Before the match vs. Broncos, Chiefs were on a two-game losing streak. Generally, the season has been good for them, as they currently stand at the top of their division with a 6-2 record. In the AFC West, they have a three-game lead over their closest rival. But we need to add that the rest of their division didn’t have a great half of the season, as no team is over 0.500 mark.
Their offense is led by rejuvenated Alex Smith, and it’s the focal point of their game. After the first eight weeks of the season, Smith is a top three candidate for MVP. He ranks in top five among quarterbacks in passing yards, completions, touchdown passes, and QB ratings. In total offense, Kansas City Chiefs offense is second only to New England Patriots.
Dallas Cowboys enter this games after two consecutive road wins, and a 4-3 score in NFC East. During November Cowboys will host four out of five games. At the moment Cowboys home score is 1-2, which comes as a surprise.
Their most significant issue prior to this game is the availability of Ezekiel Elliott. The court ruled that he will start doing his six-game suspension immediately for alleged domestic violence. Both Elliott, and NFLPA filed an appeal which will be decided on Friday afternoon. If the suspension remains permanent this time, Elliott will play again on 17th December vs. Raiders.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Dallas Cowboys Score Prediction
This game is hard to predict, and it’s going to be a close contest between two excellent teams. We’re going to predict this match counting that Elliott won’t be a part of the Cowboys team. Nonetheless, we believe that Dallas has enough firepower in the backfield to prevail in this match. And, with the resurgence of their defense, they will be able to come out as eventual winners of this game. Cowboys win 34-27.