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Carolina Panthers vs. Kansas City Chiefs 11/8/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Carolina Panthers visit the Kansas City Chiefs on 11/8/2020 at 1:00PM.

Carolina and Kansas City face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Carolina has a record of 3-5 this season. Kansas City is 7-1 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Carolina Team Defense Preview

Carolina yields 7.0 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 37.8 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.60 points per drive. 49.3% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 14.7% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 30.5 yard line, they typically last 3:10.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 90.5 and on 1.7% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Carolina has caused a sack rate of 2.7% this season.

Examining Carolina in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 96 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 52 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 54.2%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 1 fourth down attempts this season and opponents have converted 1 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 55.6%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 29 Red Zone entrances this season and their opponents have converted 17 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 58.6%.

Carolina Team Offense Preview

Carolina has 6.7 plays per drive, this offense averages 38.5 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.40 points per drive. On 48.0% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 12.0% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 26.6 and these drives usually take up 3:14 of time.

3.4% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Carolina and on 2.3% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Carolina has given up 16 sacks this season and there were 106 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 4.4 yards per carry and for 110.6 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 4 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Carolina and examine various situations. They have had 91 third down attempts this season and have converted 40 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 44.0%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 10 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 5 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 50.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 26 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 14 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 53.8%.

Kansas City Team Defense Preview

Kansas City faces 6.2 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 32.2 yards per drive, and opponents score 1.74 points per offensive possession. On 32.9% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 16.5% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 25.7 yard line, they usually take up 2:51 of time.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 76.8 against Kansas City and 3.5% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Kansas City has forced a sack rate of 6.2% this season.

Examining Kansas City in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 96 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 37 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 38.5%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 13 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 8 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 55.6%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 20 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 14 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 70.0%.

Kansas City Team Offense Preview

Kansas City has 6.7 plays per drive, this offense averages 41.0 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.94 points per drive. On 51.3% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 6.3% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 29.2 and these drives usually take up 3:05 of time.

7.2% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Kansas City and on 0.3% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Kansas City has yielded 11 sacks this season and this has resulted in 67 yards lost.

They rushed for 4.5 yards per carry and for 124.1 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 9 times this season.

Examining Kansas City in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 101 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 50 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 49.5%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 10 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 5 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 50.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 31 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 20 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 64.5%.

The Carolina Roster

The Players to Watch for Carolina

Teddy Bridgewater QB 6-2 215

This season, Teddy Bridgewater has put up 2106 yards and 9 touchdowns. He has thrown 6 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 97.8thus far this season. Teddy Bridgewater has thrown 6 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Teddy Bridgewater has 161 rushing yards, which puts him in the 82.14 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 30 times this season, which puts him in the 78.57 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 1 rushing touchdowns this season.

Mike Davis RB 5-9 221

This season, Mike Davis has 350 rushing yards on 84 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 2 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Mike Davis picked up 244 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 38 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Robby Anderson WR 6-3 190

This season, Robby Anderson picked up 688 yards. He caught the ball 51 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Derrick Brown DT 6-5 326

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Carolina, Derrick Brown has 11 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 31.13 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Brian Burns DE 6-5 250

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Carolina, Brian Burns has 19 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 3 times this season, which put him in the 69.3 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 3.0 fumbles this season.

Jeremy Chinn FS 6-3 221

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Carolina, Jeremy Chinn had 38 tackles which puts him in the 93.55 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Jeremy Chinn as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 69.0 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Rasul Douglas CB 6-2 209

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Carolina, Rasul Douglas had 21 tackles which puts him in the 59.89 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Rasul Douglas as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 25.93 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

The Kansas City Roster

The Players to Watch for Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes QB 6-3 230

This season, Patrick Mahomes has put up 2315 yards and 21 touchdowns. He has thrown 1 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 115.0thus far this season. Patrick Mahomes has thrown 1 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Patrick Mahomes has 165 rushing yards, which puts him in the 85.71 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 34 times this season, which puts him in the 83.93 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2 rushing touchdowns this season.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB 5-7 207

This season, Clyde Edwards-Helaire has 572 rushing yards on 121 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 2 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Clyde Edwards-Helaire picked up 204 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 25 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Tyreek Hill WR 5-10 185

This season, Tyreek Hill picked up 537 yards. He caught the ball 35 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 7 receiving touchdowns this season.

Derrick Nnadi NT 6-1 312

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Kansas City, Derrick Nnadi has 11 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 31.13 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Frank Clark DE 6-3 260

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Kansas City, Frank Clark has 14 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 3 times this season, which put him in the 69.3 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0.0 fumbles this season.

Daniel Sorensen FS 6-2 208

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Kansas City, Daniel Sorensen had 37 tackles which puts him in the 89.52 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Daniel Sorensen as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 94.0 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Charvarius Ward CB 6-1 196

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Kansas City, Charvarius Ward had 19 tackles which puts him in the 51.1 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Charvarius Ward as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 25.93 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Carolina Panthers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Carolina Panthers 19 Kansas City Chiefs 28

Spread Pick: Carolina +10.5 -109 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Kansas City -500 5Dimes
Total Pick: Under 53 -110 SportsInteraction