The seasons for both the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals are clearly coming towards a grinding halt. Both teams need a win to get their seasons back on track.

The Redbirds just lost their biggest game of the season in bad fashion, a 36-18 defeat at home against the Seattle Seahawks. The Chiefs were just dropped 49-29 to the Denver Broncos and have the look of a squad that is ready to just totally fall from grace after starting off the year on fire.

NFL betting odds currently have the Chiefs at -9 and the total is set at 42. Keep an eye on the in-article odds below and head to SBROdds.com for all NFL lines.

No 'O' Anymore in Arizona

Remember way back in the day when QB Kurt Warner was throwing lasers all over the field to WR Larry Fitzgerald and WR Anquan Boldin? The Cards were scoring points left and right, and there were games in which no one could stop them.

Oh wait... That was only last year...

Needless to say, neither QB Derek Anderson nor QB Max Hall is the second coming of the Arena Football League superstar, and the numbers are certainly there to prove it. Sure, one glance at the fact that the Cards are averaging 19.4 PPG doesn't seem all that bad, but we need to dig a little deeper.

We hope that you're not looking for too many games this year in which the Arizona offense has scored more than two TDs. It's only happened twice in nine tries. There are only two men on this team, RB Tim Hightower and Fitzgerald that have more TDs this year than DB Kerry Rhodes, who has a pair of pick sixes to his credit.

Two weeks ago, opposing quarterbacks had thrown more touchdown passes to Arizona Cardinals defensive backs (5) than the Cards had from their own quarterbacks to their own receivers (4). If you take away the five defensive scores this year and the two kick returns for TDs by RB LaRod Stephens-Howling, you're left with an offense that is legitimate scoring exactly 14.0 PPG.

No wonder why these guys rank No. 31 in the league in overall offense at just 263.9 YPG...

Kansas City Chiefs

Ground Game Key For Chiefs

Last week, the running game was taken away from Kansas City right from the get go, as the Broncos jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Forget about the numbers that only fantasy football players cared about last week that WR Dwayne Bowe and QB Matt Cassel put up in garbage time. Head Coach Todd Haley knows if his team is winning anything for the rest of the year, it is going to be up to RBs Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones.

These two will look to take advantage of the No. 28 rushing defense in the league, as Arizona is allowing 132.4 YPG. Charles has 760 yards on the campaign and is averaging right at 6.0 YPC, while Jones, in spite of the fact that he has 14 more carries, only has 573 yards. The two have only combined for five TDs this year.

However, the key is getting Thomas and Charles to 130 combined yards on the ground. When KC's top backs get there, it is 5-1 SU and 5-1 ATS on the season. When it doesn't? 0-3 SU and 0-3 ATS.

Stacking Up the NFL Odds

Arizona is just 2-6 ATS in its last eight played on the road, and if that keeps up, it is going to be an ugly day at Arrowhead Stadium for the visitors. KC is 7-3 ATS in its last ten played on grass.

In respect to this series, these teams don't meet all that often. In fact, they have only met six times since 1986. Kansas City holds a 4-2 SU edge, but the two teams are level at 3-3 ATS. The Cards haven't won here at Arrowhead since they were playing in St. Louis, and were blasted 49-0 in their last visit back in December 2002.

The Final Verdict

If the Chiefs think that they have any chance of winning the AFC West and making the playoffs this year, they had better win this game. They have the better squad for certain, and as long as the offense doesn't put up a total dud like what happened in their last home game when the Buffalo Bills forced them to overtime, they should have no problem beating this NFL line.