The Chiefs host Pittsburgh on Sunday night. While the Chiefs should never overlook any opponent, we take a look at who K.C. should root for this weekend.
The Kansas City Chiefs are set to host Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers on Sunday night. This is coming after just two weeks ago when the Chiefs pummeled the Steelers 36-10. By football magic, the Steelers made the playoffs when they defeated the wounded Ravens after the Indianapolis Colts shockingly fell to Jacksonville Jaguars.
Don’t get me wrong, the Steelers made the playoffs, which means they are a solid football team. The Chiefs should never overlook a playoff opponent. That being said, Kansas City has opened as 13-point favorites in the matchup. (All odds listed come courtesy of WynnBET.) For anyone that does not understand betting and how it generally works in the playoffs, this is a massive line. This means that the experts expect the Chiefs to win by more than one possession, which is a definite rarity when it comes to the playoffs and how close these games generally are.
In addition to Vegas being bullish on the Chiefs this weekend, Kansas City is also getting healthier. Tyreek Hill, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Darrel Williams all started the week practicing. In the first matchup with Pittsburgh, the Chiefs did not have Travis Kelce or Nick Bolton. This time around, the Chiefs should be even better than the last time they faced off. All of this is to say, we expect the Chiefs to come out on top.
Naturally, this means that the Chiefs will be paying attention to the other games this weekend. As football addicts, we will be too. Here is who you should hope wins in the other two AFC matchups.