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Chiefs-Seahawks Preview Capsule

December 20, 2018

KANSAS CITY (11-3) at SEATTLE (8-6)

Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC

OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Kansas City 8-5-1, Seattle 8-4-2

SERIES RECORD —Chiefs lead 33-18

LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Seahawks 24-20, Nov. 16, 2014

LAST WEEK -- Chiefs lost to Chargers 29-28; Seahawks lost to 49ers 26-23, OT

AP PRO32 RANKING — Chiefs No. 3, Seahawks No. 10

CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (16), PASS (2).

CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (26), PASS (32).

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (1), PASS (27).

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (15), PASS (20).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Chiefs can clinch AFC West and bye with win and Chargers loss. Can clinch AFC home-field advantage with win and losses by Chargers and Texans. ... Seahawks can clinch wild-card berth with victory and loss by either Washington or Minnesota. ... Chiefs lead NFL in points per game (35.6), yards per play (6.78) and yards per game (427.3). ... Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes leads NFL with 45 TD passes, tied for third most in league history through 15 games and sixth most in any NFL season. Mahomes’ 4,543 yards passing lead NFL. ... RB Damien Williams had career-high 123 yards from scrimmage last week and scored two rushing TDs for second straight week with two total touchdowns. ... WR Tyreek Hill has set career highs in receptions (78), yards (1,304) and TD catches (11). He has 10 TDs in past eight road games. Hill has 20 catches of 25 or more yards. ... Travis Kelce leads TEs in yards receiving (1,220) and second in catches among TEs with 93. ... Chiefs rank last in NFL in pass defense, giving up 282.5 yards per game. ... DL Chris Jones had 2 ½ sacks last week and has at least one sack in 10 straight games, NFL record. Jones has 14 for season. ... LB Justin Houston has 3 ½ sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries in past four games. ... DB Steven Nelson leads team with four interceptions. ... S Eric Berry had six tackles in season debut last week. Berry played 30 of 74 defensive snaps. ... QB Russell Wilson has 13 TD passes and two INTs in six home games this season. Wilson passed for career-low 72 yards in last home game vs. Vikings. Wilson has 31 TDs and six INTs on season. ... Wilson needs one win to become first QB with winning record in each of first seven seasons. ... Seahawks lead NFL averaging 154.9 yards per game rushing. Only team in league with more than 2,000 yards rushing. ... RBs Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis are only trio of teammates in NFL each with 400 yards rushing for season. ... Carson rushed for career-high 119 yards last week, needs 87 yards rushing to become Seahawks’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Marshawn Lynch in 2014. ... WR Tyler Lockett needs one reception to set career high with 52. ... DE Frank Clark with sack in each of past two games. He has career-high 12 for season. ... DT Jarran Reed had two sacks in Week 15, second multi-sack game in career. He has 8 1/2 for the season. ... LB Bobby Wagner voted to fifth Pro Bowl, leads team with 114 tackles and 11 passes defensed. ... Status of S Bradley McDougald uncertain due to knee injury. McDougald tied for team lead with three interceptions. ... Seahawks second in NFL with plus-12 turnover differential. ... Rookie P Michael Dickson leads NFL in punting average (48.9) and net average (44.2). ... Fantasy tip: Seattle’s pass defense has been shaky in recent weeks and may not have McDougald. Mahomes, Hill and Kelce would all be no-brainers to start this week.

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