NFL Week 11 early odds: Chiefs open as biggest road favorite in franchise history –

Welcome to the one week of the season where Andy Reid is pretty much a lock to win. 

If there’s one stat that’s reached mythological proportions in the NFL, it’s Reid’s record when his team is coming off of a bye week. Basically, you should never bet against Reid when he’s coming off a bye. During his 18 years as a head coach, Reid’s teams have gone a ridiculous 16-2 after taking a week off, and that might be one reason why oddsmakers have made the Chiefs the biggest road favorite in franchise history. 

For Kansas City’s game against the Giants this week, the Chiefs have opened as a 13.5 point favorite. According to Pro Football Reference, that tops the Chiefs’ previous road high, which was set in 1992, when they opened as a 12.5-point favorite in a game at Seattle. 

Of course, Reid’s post-bye record isn’t the only reason the Chiefs are a big favorite this week. The other reason is that they’re playing the Giants, who are starting to play like they’ve given up on the season. The Giants got steamrolled in Week 10 by a 49ers team that went into the game with an 0-9 record. 

As for Reid, the Chiefs’ coach is 3-1 both straight up and ATS coming off a bye since being hired by Kansas City in 2013. Of course, that doesn’t mean the Chiefs are a lock to cover — or even win — and that’s because the Chiefs have never beaten the Giants on the road (0-6 all-time). 

Let’s check out the rest of the early odds. 

NFL Week 11 early odds

(All lines from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, all games on Sunday unless noted)

Titans (6-3) at Steelers (7-2), Thursday

Opening line: Steelers, -6.5 points

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