The Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs are both back on the upswing after rough patches throughout their campaigns. The Cowboys are healthy and scary on offense, but so too are the Chiefs, who got their high-scoring mojo back this past week. Which team will pick up another crucial win to strengthen their respective grasps on the division lead?
NitroBetting is ready to equip its bettors with all the latest previews and odds for Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season. This time, we look at the clash of titans between the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs. Find out more about the teams and the key players, event information, the latest NFL odds, and of course, helpful betting trends and expert betting predictions.
Cowboys vs. Chiefs Game Information
- When: Sunday, November 21, 2021, 4:25 PM ET
- Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead, Kansas City, MO
- TV: FOX
- Radio: 105.3 The Fan (Cowboys) / 106.5 The Wolf (Chiefs)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Cowboys (+2.5) / Chiefs (-2.5)
Why Bet on the Dallas Cowboys?
The big question for Sunday is whether Pittsburgh will have starting QB Ben Roethlisberger as he missed last Sunday’s ugly 16-16 tie with Detroit after testing positive for COVID. Big Ben is vaccinated but needs to be symptom-free for 48 hours and two negative tests taken 24 hours apart to exit the league’s COVID-19 protocols.
He must be on the 53-man roster by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, but the Steelers could opt to put him on the active roster before he exits protocols. There is an open spot on the roster, and if he doesn’t meet the negative test requirements, he would simply be inactive for the game. Big Ben is planning like he will play – he attended meetings virtually this week. If he can’t, it would be Mason Rudolph again.
With last week’s tie, there have been 14 overtime games this season entering Week 1, tied with the 1983, 2002, 2003 and 2015 seasons for the second-most overtime games at this point of a season all-time. Only 1995 (18 overtime games) had more.
Pittsburgh’s two best defensive players, linebacker TJ Watt and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick are also in question. Fitzpatrick landed on the COVID list early this week so probably won’t. He has 64 combined tackles and a forced fumble this year. Watt was injured last Sunday and hasn’t practiced as of Thursday. He has 12.5 sacks and three forced fumbles on the year.
One of the highlights of the Steelers offense is rookie Najee Harris. The former Alabama running back has totaled 963 yards through nine games with six touchdowns. He’s a Rookie of the Year candidate. Starting WR Chase Claypool missed last week’s game injured and is iffy for Sunday. Guard Trai Turner, who didn’t practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury, was a full participant on Thursday.
Why Bet on the Kansas City Chiefs?
The Chargers might be without arguably their best defensive player in end Joey Bosa as he’s on the COVID list. Bosa was determined to be in close contact with defensive lineman Jerry Tillery, who also was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after testing positive. As long as he continues to test negative and stays symptom-free, he would be eligible to return to the team Saturday. Bosa is tied for the league lead with three strip sacks and has 5.5 sacks this season. He has a sack in two straight games and three in the past four.
LA quarterback Justin Herbert has 6,881 passing yards and 50 touchdown passes in his career and is scheduled to make his 25th career start in Week 11. With 119 passing yards on Sunday, he will become the fourth player ever to record 7,000 passing yards in his first 25 career starts, joining Patrick Mahomes (8,007 passing yards) and Hall of Famers Kurt Warner (7,333) and Dan Marino (7,054).
With three touchdown passes on Sunday night, Herbert will surpass Tony Romo (52 touchdown passes) for the fourth-most ever by a quarterback in his first 25 career starts. Herbert was added to the Chargers’ Thursday injury report with an oblique injury but practiced in full.
Cowboys vs. Chiefs Betting Trends
- Steelers are 34-15-2 ATS in the last 51 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Steelers are 33-15-3 ATS in the last 51 games as an underdog.
- The total went under in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games.
- Chargers are 18-39-1 ATS in the last 58 home games.
- Chargers are 5-12-1 ATS in the last 18 games as a home favorite.
- The total went under in 10 of LA Chargers’ last 15 games.
Cowboys vs. Chiefs Expert Betting Predictions
Two high-flying offenses should make this Week 11 clach a very entertaining affair. In terms of bets, be they straight-up or against the spread, anybody’s guess is as good as ours, with the Chiefs having only the slightest advantage due to having to play on their own home turf in front of a loud crowd at Arrowhead.
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