Car­di­nals (2-6) at Chiefs (8-1)

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W...at L.A. Charg­ers...38-28 W ..... at Pitts­burgh ..... 42-37 W ..... San Fran­cisco ..... 38-27 W ........ at Den­ver ........ 27-23 W ...... Jack­sonville ...... 30-14 L .... at New Eng­land .... 43-40 W ........ Cincin­nati ........ 45-10 W ........... Den­ver ........... 30-23 W ...... at Cleve­land ...... 37-21 Nov. 11 .......... Ari­zona .......... 1 Nov. 19 Rams (Mex­ico) 8:15 Nov. 25 ............... Bye .............. Dec. 2 ..... at Oak­land ..... 4:05 Dec. 9 ......... Bal­ti­more ......... 1 Dec. 13.L.A. Charg­ers .8:20 Dec. 23 ..... at Seat­tle ..... 8:20 Dec. 30 ......... Oak­land ......... 1

Sun­day, 1 p.m. ET, Ar­row­head Sta­dium, Kansas City, Mis­souri TV: Fox

Danny Sheri­dan’s line: by 17

Car­di­nals’ keys to vic­tory: Find a way to get RB David John­son go­ing. Even though the Car­di­nals have one of the most ta­lented run­ning backs in the league, they’re av­er­ag­ing only 67.5 rush­ing yards per game. The big­gest weak­ness on the Chiefs de­fense is its abil­ity to de­fend the run — K.C. has given up more than 150 yards rush­ing in nearly half its games and ranks 25th in that cat­e­gory. And there’s an­other im­por­tant fac­tor: Get the ground game go­ing and you keep the Chiefs’ ta­lented offense on the side­line.

Chiefs’ keys to vic­tory: Get the crowd in­volved early. Kansas City has the best home-field ad­van­tage in the NFL. When that crowd roars at Ar­row­head Sta­dium, it makes things ex­tremely difficult on op­pos­ing offenses. Star pass rush­ers Dee Ford, Justin Hous­ton and Chris Jones rou­tinely feed off the en­ergy of the crowd and wreak havoc in the form of pres­sures and forced fum­bles. The Car­di­nals have sur­ren­dered 22 sacks and have turned the ball over 17 times this sea­son. If the crowd gets into the game early, things quickly could snow­ball.

Matchup to watch: Car­di­nals QB Josh Rosen vs. Chiefs CB Kendall Fuller. Ari­zona’s rookie quar­ter­back has thrown more in­ter­cep­tions than touch­downs and is com­plet­ing just over 50 per­cent of his passes. Fuller has been com­ing on strong in re­cent games and could take ad­van­tage.

Who wins? It’s a week too early to bet against the Chiefs. With home-field ad­van­tage and a su­pe­rior ros­ter, they should win this game with ease.

Chiefs, 37-16 Chiefs

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