Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Kansas City Chiefs Week 11 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) at (-7) Kansas City Chiefs (7-2), 1 p.m. ET
Mike: Bucs. I’m starting to love this Chiefs team, and I’ll love them even more when Justin Houston is back to 100 percent. That being said, despite allowing 600 total yards a few weeks ago, the Tampa defense has tightened up, forcing 13 turnovers in its last five games.
Andre: Chiefs. The Chiefs’ pass rush is back. Ten of Kansas City’s 18 sacks have come over the last three games and Justin Houston might be playing this week. Plus, the Chiefs have the best turnover differential in football (plus-14). The Bucs also are 1-4 against teams that are .500 or better.
Ricky: Chiefs. I don’t think Kansas City is getting enough credit. The Chiefs are 17-2 in their last 19 regular-season games dating to last year, and they’ve won in a variety of ways this season. They control the turnover battle, and that should serve them well against a Bucs offense that occasionally gets sloppy.
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