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Odds Chris Jones Records a Sack in Week 15 (10th Straight Game): Sportsbooks Say Yes

Daniel Coyle

by Daniel Coyle in NFL Football

Dec 12, 2018 · 5:14 PM PST

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Chris Jones has recorded a sack in an NFL-record nine straight games. Photo by Jeffrey Beall (Wiki Commons) [CC License]
  • Chris Jones set a new NFL record last weekend by record a sack in a ninth straight game
  • Chiefs have regularly sacked opposing passers when playing in prime time
  • Philip Rivers has been sacked multiple times in six of seven outings

Chris Jones is enjoying a breakthrough in his third NFL season. The Kansas City defensive end set an NFL record in the Chiefs’ 27-24 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens last weekend by recording a sack in his ninth straight game, and is now perched as a strong favorite to extend that streak to 10 games in Week 15, sporting short -190 odds on NFL prop specials.

Odds Chris Jones Records A Sack In Week 15

Will Chris Jones Record A Sack In Week 15? Odds
Yes -190
No +145

Jones Emerging as Top NFL Defender

Selected 37th overall by the Chiefs in the 2016 NFL Draft, Jones has shown steady progress during his first three seasons as a pro.

The 24-year-old closed out last season with three sacks over his final four appearances, and has taken his game to a new level this season, with the 11.5 sacks he has amassed during his record-setting run, propelling him to ninth in the NFL.

Can He Make It 10 Against The Chargers?

The Chiefs face a crucial test in their upcoming clash with the division rival Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football as 3.5-point home favorites.

Los Angeles trails the Chiefs by just one game in the hunt for top spot in the AFC West after posting SU wins in nine of their past 10 outings. But they must find a way to end a nine-game SU losing streak against Kansas City if they are to avoid handing the division crown to the Chiefs on Thursday night.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has been key to the team’s climb up the standings. The 37-year-old has been a steady presence under center, throwing multiple scoring passes in 13 of 14 outings this season, and avoiding being intercepted in his past three contests.

Kansas City’s pass defense managed to sack Rivers just once during a stunning 38-28 upset win over the Chargers as 3-point road underdogs in the team’s season opener. However, Rivers has had a tougher time in recent weeks.

Chiefs defense managed to sack Rivers just once during a 38-28 upset win over the Chargers in Week 1

The 15-year NFL veteran was unable to avoid a typically feeble Cincinnati pass defense in last weekend’s 26-21 win over the Bengals as 16.5-point chalk.

Rivers was sacked twice in that contest, marking the sixth time in seven outings that he has been sacked multiple times.

The Arizona Cardinals got to him on a season-high four occasions in an otherwise impressive 45-10 Chargers win three weeks ago, in which Rivers set a record with 25 consecutive pass completions.

Chiefs Rack Up the Sacks in Prime Time

The Chiefs’ solid record of getting to opposing quarterbacks when playing in prime time should also work to Jones’ advantage, as he looks to extend his newly established NFL record.

The Kansas City defense has tallied 18 total sacks over their past six games under the lights, including five sacks of Los Angeles Rams passer Jared Goff in a thrilling 54-51 loss on Monday Night Football in Week 11.

The Chiefs also sacked Rivers twice the last time these two times played in prime time, a 30-13 Kansas City win as 1-point home chalk in Week 15 of last season.

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