As ESPN’s experts see it:
Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs (-5.5)
Steele: Both teams earned impressive road wins last week. The Chiefs were lucky to only be trailing 17-7 when they took over at their own 8-yard line with 2:47 left in the half. They had been outgained 222-88 to that point. After that, Kansas City had a 449-149 yard edge as Alex Smith had an impressive 368 pass yards. This game has to be special to Andy Reid, as Reid has faced his old team just once and won that 26-16 as a ‘dog. Philadelphia did have 356-264 yard edge at Washington in Week 1, but this is their second straight road game and Kansas City is much stronger than the Redskins.
ATS pick: Kansas City
Sharp: Last week, Carson Wentz did not get hung up on trying to feed Alshon Jeffery, as he spread the ball around to Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz and Darren Sproles, targeting each 8 times. That’s a sign of a quarterback more willing to take what the defense gives him. I think Wentz will be passing early and often (67.2 percent passing plays through three quarters last week), as I don’t expect the Eagles run game to hit its stride against the Chiefs. Meanwhile, Andy Reid has had ample time to prepare for his former team, whose weakness is in the secondary. If Reid is smart, he won’t have Alex Smith ratchet it back down, instead continuing to test the weakness of the Eagles defense.
ATS pick: Pass