AFC Championship Preview

NFL Jan 29, 2022

AFC Championship Game Preview:  Cincinnati at Kansas City

Will Cinderella Cincy wear the ruby red slipper for one more week?

The AFC Championship battle between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs could be another explosive game at Arrowhead Stadium.  

Let's remember that the feisty Bengals are the only team to beat the Chiefs in the past 12 games. Their upset win in December clinched the AFC North division title for Cincy and caused Kansas City to fall out of the No. 1 seed.  That may not matter now since the Chiefs still get to host another playoff game.  However, the Bengals know they can win this game outright.

Interesting Tidbit:  Following the Week 17 bout, Chiefs QB Mahomes predicted a rematch, telling budding Bengals superstar Joe Burrow during the postgame handshake, "See y'all in the playoffs."  Prophetic words indeed.  Now, there's a spot in the Super Bowl at stake.

It may be impossible to match last week's Buffalo-Kansas City instant classic.  But this should be a great game.  

The game line is Chiefs -7 and the O/U is 54.5.  See more odds below.

POINTSPREADS.CA EXPERTS PREDICTION: Look for Kansas City to win a close game that goes down to the final minutes.  However, the explosive Bengals get the cover at +7.  it also seems the total can't be high enough on this game, so the OVER may be worth a look.

(Kickoff is Sunday at 3 pm ET)

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