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- The red-hot Kansas City Chiefs' home-opener against the San Francisco 49ers offers one of BlackJack Fletcher's favorite Week 3 NFL plays.
- BlackJack is also betting Saints-Falcons and Patriots-Lions this weekend. Find out why.
It’s Week 3 of the NFL season, brother. We’re starting to get a handle on some teams. We have surprises in both directions — and a whole lot in the middle.
There are some good games this weekend — and some important ones. What we’re looking for are the ones that will cash those tickets for us.
We’ve got three good prospects on the board. Let’s break them down.
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5)
1 p.m. ET
People are very high on the Chiefs right now, and deservedly so.
Patrick Mahomes has looked absolutely incredible. But he isn’t going to throw for 6,000 yards and 80 touchdowns this season. That means at some point, this has to slow down. I think that happens this week.
Kyle Shanahan is one of the brightest minds in the NFL, and now that he has two weeks of film on Mahomes, I think the 49ers coach will throw enough wrinkles to slow the Chiefs dynamic offense down a bit.
The Niners offense has also shown it’s capable of moving the ball.
The pick: 49ers +6.5