In addition to the strain and grind of an NFL season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the surrounding community have had to deal with one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the US in history this week. The Sunday Night Football matchup between the Bucs and Kansas City Chiefs this week will proceed as scheduled in Tampa.
For a time the game was possibly going to be played in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis if needed. Regardless of where it’s played, this game will likely be a welcome distraction for a state dealing with its latest natural disaster.
Last week’s low-scoring game between the 49ers and Broncos produced a 2-1 record for our SNF props, and we’ve got 3 player prop bets for Sunday Night Football ready for your viewing pleasure.
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Tom Brady OVER 272.5 Passing Yards
Best Available Odds: -115 at DraftKings
The Chiefs have bottled up both the Colts and the Cardinals through the air in two games this season on the road, holding both teams to under 200 yards passing. Justin Herbert threw for over 330 yards in Week 2 while racking up 48 passing attempts.
Brady had 42 attempts in Tampa’s Week 3 loss to Green Bay during which they never held a lead. The GOAT threw for 271 yards while the team only attempted to run the ball 14 times.
With Kansas City being a difficult team to run on (9th-fewest rush yards allowed), Brady will need to throw early and often to keep the Bucs involved in this game. We love this one to go Over!
Travis Kelce Longest Reception OVER 21.5 Yards
Best Available Odds: -109 at Caesars
Kelce publicly apologized to Chiefs fans for letting them down in a Week 3 loss to Indianapolis, and now gets a national spotlight for his shot at redemption. He’ll be facing a defense that has had trouble containing him in two previous matchups, where Kelce averaged 7.5 catches and 95 yards per game.
The 32-year-old is talented with the ball in his hands and can run after the catch, and we see him breaking free for a long play against Tampa in this Sunday night game.
Leonard Fournette UNDER 65.5 Rushing Yards
Best Available Odds: -115 at BetMGM
Fournette and the Bucs’ run game have been de-prioritized due to the fact that the team isn’t getting out to big leads and their offensive line is not fully healthy. This does not bode well for Fournette, who has gone under this rushing total in four of his last five games.
The former LSU star got only 12 carries in their close loss to the Packers last week. Kansas City’s strong run defense will force Tampa to follow the passing strategy they deployed against Green Bay, and Fournette’s run production will be a victim of that game plan again.
Special Prop Parlay
Why not make Sunday Night Football even more exciting with a bonus parlay? While we don’t recommend going too crazy on this, we do feel it’s got some value and is worth a small sprinkle.
– KC Chiefs ML
– KC Chiefs +0.5 Alternate Spread
– Tom Brady Alternate Passing Yards: OVER 280
– Patrick Mahomes Alternate Passing Yards: OVER 280
– Alternate Point Total: Over 45.5
This selection assumes that SNF will include more scoring than anticipated, strong passing performances from both quarterbacks, and a Chiefs win when the final whistle sounds.
The Bucs will return home after practicing in Miami all week, and the Chiefs are motivated coming off a loss that should have been a win against Indianapolis in Week 3. We hope they put on a show.