NFL Have We Forgotten About the Kansas City Chiefs

NFL: Have We Forgotten About the Kansas City Chiefs?

Written by on January 11, 2023

When Tyreek Hill was traded to the Miami Dolphins, many fans and experts were stunned. Many felt that the Chiefs offense would suffer without the speedy wideout. He and Travis Kelce had been the focal points of one of the most potent offenses in the NFL over the past 20 years. Well, the Chiefs haven’t seemed to miss Hill, as Patrick Mahomes and company haven’t missed a beat offensively. Even though Kelce has been his favorite target, Mahomes has spread the wealth throughout the plethora of wideouts, tight ends, and running backs. The running game hasn’t been very good, which makes what Mahomes has done even more incredible. Let’s take a look at the following analysis for your NFL bets.

The Road to the Super Bowl

In heading into the postseason, the Chiefs have the #1 overall seed in the AFC Playoffs. The Chiefs were fortunate enough to earn the bye in the first round of the AFC Playoffs. Kansas City will either host the Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, or the Miami Dolphins in the second round. Kansas City will host the lowest remaining seeded team after the Wild Card round. They will more than likely be favored by a touchdown or more in their first playoff game.

If Kansas City and the Buffalo Bills were to make it to the AFC Championship game, it would be played at a neutral site. This is due to the cancellation of the Buffalo-Cincinnati game that was stopped when Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest. This will be huge for Kansas City, as they have always been a great home team. The neutral site has yet to be announced by the NFL.

The Odds

In looking at the latest set of odds, even though the Chiefs are the top seed in the AFC Playoffs, they aren’t the favorite to win the conference. Coming in at a +225 to win the AFC, the Chiefs are behind the Buffalo Bills, who come in at a +165. Buffalo has a lot of momentum, and will be playing with extra motivation in Hamlin, who has made a great recovery from a critical situation.

When we looked at the Super Bowl odds, the Chiefs actually have the best odds of any team in the playoffs. They are a +330 to win the Lombardi Trophy. The Buffalo Bills have the next-best odds at a +420.

Should I Put My Money on the Kansas City Chiefs?

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs have had a great season. While much of the hype in the AFC has surrounded the Buffalo Bills, the Chiefs have quietly snuck to the top of the AFC standings. With a multi-faceted offense, and a defense that can put pressure on opposing quarterbacks, this team has a great shot at winning it all.

Even though they’ll be hurt by not having the home field if they advance to the conference championship game, they can still win the AFC and the Super Bowl. This team is worth a bet. Even though they’re not the best value, you still win some money on the Chiefs. 

 
 

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