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Giants get a Tough Matchup in Kansas City

The New York Giants are winless both SU and ATS through the first three weeks of the season, and in order to avoid an 0-4 start they'll have to head into Kansas City as an underdog on the NFL betting lines this week and get a win against the undefeated Chiefs.

The Giants fell to 0-3 over the weekend with an embarrassing 38-0 loss on the road against the Carolina Panthers in which starting quarterback Eli Manning completed just 12 of 23 pass attempts for 119 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. New York's running game also stumbled in the loss, with David Wilson rushing for just 39 yards on his 11 carries.

New York also lost 36-31 at Dallas in Week 1 and 41-23 at home against Denver in Week 2. The Chiefs, meanwhile, beat Jacksonville 28-2 in their opener, Dallas 17-16 in Week 2, and then Philadelphia 26-16 over the weekend to sit at 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS on the season.

Alex Smith was good on 22 of 35 pass attempts for 272 yards with no TDs and no INTs as Chiefs head coach Andy Reid picked up a victory over his old team in Week 3. Jamaal Charles paced Kansas City's offense with 92 rushing yards and a touchdown in the contest.

At 5Dimes the Chiefs were opened as 4-point home favorites on the NFL odds for their game against the Giants on Sunday afternoon, with the OVER/UNDER for the game listed at 44 points. Historically New York has had the edge on the NFL betting trends in this matchup, with the Giants going 6-1 SU and 7-0 ATS over their last seven games against the Chiefs.

The other winless NFC East team is also in action on Sunday afternoon this week as Washington takes on the Raiders in Oakland. Washington is also 0-3 both SU and ATS on the season, losing 33-27 to Philadelphia in Week 1, 38-20 to Green Bay in Week 2, and 27-20 to Detroit in Week 3. Robert Griffin III threw for 326 yards with no TDs and one INT in the loss to the Lions for Washington over the weekend.

In other NFC East action this weekend the Cowboys (2-1 SU, 3-0 ATS) will be on the road in San Diego, while Philadelphia (1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS) also goes out west to take on the Broncos.