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Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu (concussion) won't return vs. Bills

Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu (concussion) won't return vs. Bills

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu suffered a head injury in the first quarter Sunday and was ruled out for the rest of the AFC divisional round game against the visiting Buffalo Bills.Mathieu appeared to collide with the leg of a teammate attempting to make a tackle and was taken to the locker room to be examined by an independent physician. The Chiefs later announced he had entered concussion protocol.Mathieu is a three-time Pro Bowler, including in 2021, and a three-time first-team All-Pro selection. He played in 16 games (all starts) in the regular season and grabbed three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, along with three fumble recoveries and 76 tackles.
Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs outlast Josh Allen-led Bills in OT thriller

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs outlast Josh Allen-led Bills in OT thriller

Patrick Mahomes passed for 378 yards and rushed for 69 Sunday as the Kansas City Chiefs advanced to their fourth straight AFC championship game, outlasting the Buffalo Bills 42-36 at Kansas City, Mo.Mahomes completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce on the first possession of overtime, which prevented the Bills from ever getting a chance in the extra session.Kansas City claimed its 11th win in 12 games but will host the AFC championship game next Sunday against the one opponent that beat the Chiefs during that stretch, the Cincinnati Bengals.The teams each scored twice inside the final two minutes of regulation, generating 25 points during that span. Kansas City forced overtime on a 49-yard field goal by Harrison Butker as time expired.Before that, Josh Allen fired touchdown strikes of 27 and 19 yards to Gabriel Davis, the last coming with 13 seconds remaining. Mahomes responded to the first score by hitting Tyreek Hill with a 64-yard TD strike before finding Hill for 19 yards and Kelce for 25 to set up Butker.Allen played brilliantly, connecting with Davis for four touchdowns, while finishing with 329 yards passing and 68 yards rushing. Davis caught eight passes for 201 yards.Mahomes finished 33 of 44, with 11 strikes to Hill for 150 yards.
RB Darrel Williams, CB Rashad Fenton inactive for Chiefs vs. Bills

RB Darrel Williams, CB Rashad Fenton inactive for Chiefs vs. Bills

Running back Darrel Williams and cornerback Rashad Fenton are among the Kansas City Chiefs' inactives for Sunday night's home playoff game against the Buffalo Bills.Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) was active for Kansas City after missing the final two games of the regular season and last week's wild-card victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.Williams (toe) missed two practices this week before being a limited participant on Friday. Williams ran for a team-high 558 yards with six touchdowns while playing in all 17 regular-season games.Edwards-Helaire played in just 10 games but rushed for 517 yards and four touchdowns.
Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu (concussion) 'feels good'

Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu (concussion) 'feels good'

Kansas City safety Tyrann Mathieu remains in the concussion protocol but felt good Monday morning, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.Mathieu suffered a head injury in the first quarter Sunday and was ruled out for the rest of the AFC divisional round victory over the visiting Buffalo Bills."He's still in the protocol and going through it, but he feels good. We'll see how that goes moving forward," Reid said.Mathieu was injured when he took an accidental knee to the head from teammate Jarran Reed. Mathieu played just seven snaps.Daniel Sorensen took over for Mathieu and had nine tackles in the win over the Bills. He played 92 percent of the Chiefs' defensive snaps.
Playoff parlay play: Bills at Chiefs

Playoff parlay play: Bills at Chiefs

The finale of the four-game divisional playoff round might be the most anticipated, a rematch of the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs featuring two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.In a rematch of last year's AFC Championship game, the Bills are back at Arrowhead Stadium, where Buffalo scored a win over the Chiefs earlier this season.To help with our viewing pleasure, we have a Same Game Parlay for your consideration. This parlay was constructed on DraftKings.Bills vs Chiefs SGP: +260 on DKBefore we explain the three-leg parlay for Bills-Chiefs, here is an overview of the entire SGP.The SGP:Devin Singletary TDJosh Allen over 34.5 rushing yardsPatrick Mahomes under 329.5 passing yards--Devin Singletary TDSingletary scored a touchdown in five straight games, with eight total in that span. That's elite production and consistency for the top back in Buffalo.Singletary has 22 total red zone looks in just the past three weeks. He's heavily involved when this offense gets near the goal line.Kansas City's run defense has been reasonably sturdy of late. It remains the weakness of the Chiefs.Buffalo has been efficient running the football, and should be able to get Singletary in the end zone if they sustain drives.--Josh Allen over 34.5 rushing yardsI would feel comfortable bumping this as high as 54.5 if you wanted a SGP with higher odds.Allen has been decimating teams with his legs lately, finishing with 60+ rushing yards in four straight games and five of 6.
Chiefs LB Willie Gay to play Sunday despite misdemeanor charges

Chiefs LB Willie Gay to play Sunday despite misdemeanor charges

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay will play Sunday night in the AFC divisional playoff game despite being charged with a misdemeanor earlier this week.Head coach Andy Reid said Gay took part in practice on Friday and that it was Reid's decision to have him play on Sunday when the Buffalo Bills (12-6) visit the Chiefs (13-5)."I decided that after just hearing some of the information there," Reid said.Gay was charged with misdemeanor criminal damage after his arrest Wednesday night in Overland Park, Kan.According to Johnson County authorities, Gay was charged with one count of criminal damage of less than $1,000 for damage to property that included a vacuum cleaner, a door frame and a wall.Gay, 23, appeared in court Thursday afternoon and was released from detention on a $1,000 bond.A representative for Gay told NFL Network that "no one was touched" during an argument between Gay and the mother of his son that resulted in the broken vacuum.
Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire returns to practice

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire returns to practice

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire took a positive step forward in his bid to return for this weekend's AFC divisional-round clash against the visiting Buffalo Bills.Edwards-Helaire was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. A shoulder injury has sidelined Edwards-Helaire for the team's final two games of the regular season and last week's wild-card victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers."He moved around well. We'll see how he does tomorrow as we go forward," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.Edwards-Helaire, 22, rushed for 517 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games this season.
Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs look to settle score vs. Josh Allen, Bills

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs look to settle score vs. Josh Allen, Bills

The debate about who is the better AFC quarterback, Josh Allen or Patrick Mahomes, plays out Sunday with another duel in the divisional round of the playoffs.The Buffalo Bills claimed a convincing 38-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5 and return to the scene Sunday at Kansas City, Mo., where the Chiefs have won five straight postseason games.Mahomes ascended quickly to elite status by leading the Chiefs into the AFC championship game each of his first three seasons as a starter and split two Super Bowl outcomes the last two years.His motivation surfaced in the wild-card round last week when Mahomes directed Kansas City on six straight touchdown drives, including five scoring strikes, in toppling Pittsburgh 42-21."I really like winning," Mahomes said when asked if he can summon a special gear. "That's the end of it."His 404-yard passing performance was tops for any NFL quarterback in the wild-card round but now he faces a talented Buffalo back end that features Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer."They've done everything that we've asked and they've gone above and beyond, really," Buffalo coach Sean McDermott said of his talented safeties.Allen also fired five scoring strikes and drove Buffalo to touchdowns on all seven of its non-kneeling possessions as it walloped New England 47-17. Yet Allen, despite the victory in Kansas City in Week 5, knows what's at stake in another showdown against Mahomes and the Chiefs."They're what we aspire to be," Allen said, mindful the Bills fell to the Chiefs, 38-24, in last year's AFC championship game at Kansas City.The Kansas City defense Allen opposes has improved dramatically since the Week 5 mismatch, when the Chiefs played without starters Chris Jones and Charvarius Ward and had not nabbed key midseason acquisition Melvin Ingram. Since then, the defense has sparkled."I wouldn't say we owe them one," Ingram said. "We're just going to try to win a playoff game and I'm only trying to be a piece to the puzzle."
Chiefs LB Willie Gay arrested on criminal damage charges

Chiefs LB Willie Gay arrested on criminal damage charges

Kansas City Chiefs starting linebacker Willie Gay faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage after his arrest Wednesday night in Overland Park, Kan.According to Johnson County authorities, Gay was charged with one count of criminal damage of less than $1,000 for damage to property including a vacuum cleaner, a door frame and a wall.A representative for Gay told NFL Network that "no one was touched" during an argument that led to the veteran player's arrest.Gay, 23, has a court appearance scheduled for Thursday afternoon.The Chiefs said they were aware of the situation but did comment on Gay's status for Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game against the visiting Buffalo Bills.
Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs smash Steelers in Big Ben's likely finale

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs smash Steelers in Big Ben's likely finale

Patrick Mahomes passed for 404 yards and five touchdowns Sunday as the Kansas City Chiefs began their bid for a third straight conference title by downing the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 in the AFC wild-card round.The loss likely will be the last NFL game for the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger, who is expected to announce his retirement. The 39-year-old quarterback started slowly before finishing with 215 yards passing, going 29 of 44 with two touchdowns.Kansas City, seeded No. 2 after winning nine of its last 10 regular-season games, will play at home again next Sunday in the divisional round, hosting the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo won at Kansas City 38-20 in Week 5.The Chiefs scored touchdowns on six straight possessions bridging the two halves. A 1-yard lob to tackle-eligible Nick Allegretti and a 31-yard strike to Tyreek Hill boosted the lead to 35-7 before six minutes had elapsed in the second half.Mahomes, who was intercepted once, went 30 of 39 on the night and reached 400 yards passing before the end of third period.Jerick McKinnon, who has battled injuries and played sparingly, had 18 touches for 142 yards and a TD reception. Travis Kelce gained 108 yards on five catches and threw a short TD pass, one of two caught by Byron Pringle.
Steelers face long odds to keep season alive at K.C.

Steelers face long odds to keep season alive at K.C.

The Super Bowl defeat suffered by the Kansas City Chiefs last season provides motivation entering the playoffs but remains a setback that can be compartmentalized.After all, considerable work remains for the two-time reigning AFC champion before booking a Super Bowl appearance in mid-February. The path begins to unravel Sunday when the Chiefs host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card round at Kansas City, Mo.The Chiefs are easily the biggest favorites of Wildcard Weekend, with the line at 12.5 points at BetMGM and FanDuel. That has led to split action, with Pittsburgh backed by 55 percent of the bets and 50 percent of the spread-line money at BetMGM while Kansas City has been supported by 55 percent of both markets at FanDuel."It's in the back of my mind but for the most part it's a new year," Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said about the NFL's ultimate prize. "You've got to focus on things that have happened this year. We're on a goal to prove to ourselves who we think we are, and we know we are, and that's Super Bowl champions."The Pittsburgh matchup will be a rematch of a Dec. 26 clash Kansas City dominated 36-10 with Kelce sidelined in COVID-19 protocol. The Chiefs went on to go 12-5 while winning nine of their final 10 games and claiming their sixth consecutive AFC West title.Kansas City has reached the AFC championship game in each of the previous three seasons, primarily engineered by stalwart quarterback Patrick Mahomes."When you get to that playoff game day, you have a little bit different intensity knowing that every play is critical and it could really end your season by making a mistake," Mahomes said. "At the same time, you want to be loose, you want to have fun and you want to enjoy it."Mahomes passed for 258 yards and three touchdowns in the first meeting with the Steelers. The Chiefs also forced three turnovers and limited Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to 159 yards passing.The Chiefs' defensive intensity that day followed a trend that began after acquiring a longtime Steeler, Melvin Ingram. Ingram proved instrumental a week ago when he crashed into the backfield to generate a bone-jarring strip the Chiefs converted into a late touchdown return in a 28-24 win at Denver."He's the swag champ," Kelce said, adding that "you saw how much more fun people were having" after Ingram joined the defensive front.At times, Mahomes has struggled with his accuracy, but he overcame an early-season rash of mistakes to lead the Chiefs to the league's third-best production, 396.8 yards on average.He passed for 4,839 yards while counting on Kelce and Tyreek Hill as 1,000-yard receivers. The committee approach to the backfield could continue with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) ruled out and Darrel Williams (toe) listed as questionable.Second-seeded Kansas City, a two-time Super Bowl champion, will make its seventh consecutive postseason appearance and last faced Pittsburgh in the playoffs in 2016. The Steelers won 18-16. Pittsburgh, a six-time Super Bowl champion, reached the playoffs for the second straight season but last won a postseason game in 2016.
Chiefs’ Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill downgraded

Chiefs’ Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill downgraded

Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire both suffered setbacks Thursday ahead of the Chiefs' wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Hill (heel) was limited in Thursday's practice after being a full participant Wednesday. Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) did not participate after being limited Wednesday.Edwards-Helaire missed the final two games of the season after first suffering the injury in Week 16, also against the Steelers."Clyde is going to do everything he can to be out there this weekend and we will let the people take care of what they need to take care of," Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said Thursday.Chiefs leading rusher Darrel Williams (toe) was able to practice, albeit limited, for the second consecutive day. Williams started Weeks 17 and 18 in place of Edwards-Helaire. Derrick Gore and Jerick McKinnon provide depth.
Chiefs' Tyreek Hill to play vs. Steelers, Clyde Edwards-Helaire out

Chiefs' Tyreek Hill to play vs. Steelers, Clyde Edwards-Helaire out

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and running back Darrel Williams are expected to play in Sunday night's AFC wild-card game against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, coach Andy Reid announced.Hill, who is nursing a heel injury, followed up a limited practice on Thursday by participating in Friday's session.Williams was limited in the first two practices this week before participating on Friday. He has been hampered by an ailing toe.While Hill and Williams are trending in the right direction, Reid announced running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been ruled out for Sunday's game.Edwards-Helaire did not practice for the second straight day on Friday while nursing a shoulder injury. The second-year running back missed the final two games of the season after first sustaining the injury in Kansas City's 36-10 romp over Pittsburgh on Dec. 26.
Steelers face long odds vs. Chiefs, but neither team feels assured of anything

Steelers face long odds vs. Chiefs, but neither team feels assured of anything

The Super Bowl defeat suffered by the Kansas City Chiefs last season provides motivation entering the playoffs but remains a setback that can be compartmentalized.After all, considerable work remains for the two-time reigning AFC champion before booking a Super Bowl appearance in mid-February. The path begins to unravel Sunday when the Chiefs play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card round at Kansas City, Mo."it's in the back of my mind but for the most part it's a new year," Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said about the NFL's ultimate prize. "You've got to focus on things that have happened this year. We're on a goal to prove to ourselves who we think we are, and we know we are, and that's Super Bowl champions."The Pittsburgh matchup will be a rematch of a Dec. 26 clash Kansas City dominated 36-10 with Kelce sidelined in COVID-19 protocol. The Chiefs went on to go 12-5 while winning nine of their last 10 games and claiming their sixth consecutive AFC West title.Kansas City has reached the AFC championship game in each of the four seasons primarily engineered by stalwart QB Patrick Mahomes."When you get to that playoff game day, you have a little bit different intensity knowing that every play is critical and it could really end your season by making a mistake," Mahomes said. "At the same time, you want to be loose, you want to have fun and you want to enjoy it."Mahomes passed for 258 yards and three touchdowns in the first meeting with the Steelers. The Chiefs also forced three turnovers and limited Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to 159 yards passing.The Chiefs' defensive intensity that day followed a trend that began after acquiring a longtime Steeler, Melvin Ingram. Ingram proved instrumental a week ago when he crashed into the backfield to generate a bone-jarring strip the Chiefs converted into a late touchdown return in a 28-24 win at Denver."He's the swag champ," Kelce said, adding that "you saw how much more fun people were having" after Ingram joined the defensive front.At times, Mahomes has struggled with his accuracy, but he overcame an early-season rash of mistakes to lead the Chiefs to the league's third-best production, 396.8 yards on average.He passed for 4,839 yards while counting on Kelce and Tyreek Hill as 1,000-yard receivers. The committee approach to the backfield could continue with Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams coming off injuries.Second-seeded Kansas City, a two-time Super Bowl champion, will make its seventh consecutive postseason appearance and last faced Pittsburgh in the 2016 playoffs. The Steelers won 18-16. Pittsburgh, a six-time Super Bowl champion, reached the playoffs for the second straight season but last won a postseason game in 2016.
Chiefs open as biggest Wild Card Weekend favorite

Chiefs open as biggest Wild Card Weekend favorite

Ben Roethlisberger saw his career extended by at least one game courtesy of Daniel Carlson, but Pittsburgh's quarterback faces steep odds to keep the Steelers' season going beyond next weekend.The Steelers opened as 13.5-point underdogs at BetMGM and 12.5-point underdogs at DraftKings ahead of Sunday night's game at the Kansas City Chiefs.Pittsburgh only advanced to the playoffs thanks to Indianapolis' shocking loss at Jacksonville on Sunday and then Carlson's game-winning field goal on the last play of overtime in Las Vegas' victory over the Los Angeles Chargers later that night.The Steelers are by far the biggest underdogs in the first round of the playoffs, with the next-longest odds belonging to Philadelphia against Tampa Bay. The Bucs are favored by 7.5 points at BetMGM and 8.5 points at DraftKings.Pittsburgh is receiving some early support from the public, with BetMGM reporting Monday that the Steelers have been backed by 60 percent of the bets while the spread-line money has been evenly split.That is not the case for the Eagles, who have been supported by only 29 percent of the bets and 14 percent of the money, making the Bucs the most one-sided bet at the sportsbook thus far.The most evenly-wagered game has been the San Francisco 49ers receiving 49 percent of the bets and 53 percent of the money as 2.5-point underdogs at the Dallas Cowboys.After Sunday night's dramatic close to the regular season, the Raiders play in the first playoff game at Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders are 6.5-point underdogs at BetMGM and 6.0-point underdogs at DraftKings on short rest, with Cincinnati backed by 59 percent of the early bets and 69 percent of the spread-line money wagered.
Late defensive TD lifts Chiefs past Broncos

Late defensive TD lifts Chiefs past Broncos

Nick Bolton returned a fumble 86 yards for a touchdown to spark a comeback, and the visiting Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos 28-24 on Saturday.Patrick Mahomes completed 27 of 44 passes for 270 yards, two touchdowns and also ran for 54 yards. Jerick McKinnon and Travis Kelce had touchdown catches and Mecole Hardman had eight receptions for 103 yards for the Chiefs.Kansas City (12-5) secured at least the No. 2 seed in the AFC with its 13th straight win over Denver and will be the top seed if Tennessee loses at Houston on Sunday.Drew Lock completed 12 of 24 passes for 162 yards and ran for two scores and Melvin Gordon III ran for 110 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos (7-10), who ended the season with four straight losses.Denver led 21-20 midway through the fourth and drove to the Kansas City 9-yard line when Melvin Ingram III knocked the ball loose from Gordon. Bolton scooped it up at the 14 and ran it back for a touchdown, and Mahomes ran in the 2-point conversion to make it 28-21 with 7:42 left.The Broncos answered with 31-yard field goal with 4:37 left but never got the ball back after that.The Chiefs took the early lead when Mahomes finished a 91-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown pass to Kelce to put Kansas City ahead 7-0.Denver, aided by a roughing the punter penalty, tied it when Lock scrambled up the middle for a five-yard touchdown late in the first quarter.
Chiefs to play it straight, not safe, at Denver

Chiefs to play it straight, not safe, at Denver

Kansas City will cruise into Denver on Saturday with a chance to finish with the top seed in the AFC while knowing a loss to the Broncos could slide the Chiefs down to the fourth spot.While potential No. 1 seed Cincinnati -- Tennessee and New England also could climb into the home-field and first-round bye scenario -- declared a week of rest for several starters, Kansas City heads into its final game of the regular season planning to keep its foot on the gas.The Titans have the inside track for the No. 1 seed in the AFC, needing just to beat Houston on Sunday to clinch it. The Chiefs, who currently are No. 2, can put pressure on the Titans with a win Saturday afternoon.If both Kansas City and Tennessee win in Week 18, the Chiefs will still secure the No. 2 seed, and while it won't mean a first-round bye, it does ensure at least two home games should the Chiefs get past the wildcard round.Kansas City (11-5) controlled its fate until a 34-31 loss at Cincinnati in Week 17. That clinched the AFC North for the Bengals kept them alive for the top seed, should the Chiefs and Titans both lose.The loss to the Bengals - after Kansas City led 28-14 - stung and will be a motivation going into the game against the Broncos (7-9)."After you lose a game like you lost [Sunday], it shouldn't be difficult to get ready to go again the next week," Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said. "I think guys will be ready to go. We're playing Denver, and they're a good football team. They gave us a challenge this last time we played them, like they always do, and we're playing in Denver, which is a tough place to play. We'll try to fix some things and play better football this week."The Chiefs have won 12 straight against the Broncos, a reversal of fortunes from Peyton Manning's days as quarterback in Denver from 2012-15.A 13th straight win looks likely with the Broncos limping toward the finish line. Denver has lost at least three straight for the second time this season and was eliminated from the postseason with a loss at the Los Angeles Chargers last week.This week has been less about preparing for Kansas City and more about the future of the franchise. The Broncos' ownership situation is still in limbo, and the fate of head coach Vic Fangio is a big topic. Fangio is 19-29 in his three seasons as the head coach.
Packers take over as Super Bowl LVI favorites

Packers take over as Super Bowl LVI favorites

Green Bay has taken over as the new Super Bowl favorite after the Packers clinched the top seed in the NFC with a week remaining in the regular season.The Packers (13-3) are now the +400 favorites to win Super Bowl LVI by both BetMGM and DraftKings. That is ahead of Kansas City (+500) at both sportsbooks after the Chiefs lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17.Green Bay has even shorter odds at +380 by FanDuel.The Chiefs' loss opened the door for Tennessee to claim the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a win over the 4-12 Houston Texans this weekend. The Titans and Chiefs are both 11-5, but Tennessee owns the tiebreaker even if Kansas City beats the Denver Broncos on Saturday.The Packers opened the season at +900 at BetMGM but their odds have steadily shortened as they have gone 9-2 in the conference. The Chiefs opened at +600, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have moved from +1200 to +700 at the sportsbook while clinching the NFC South at 12-4 despite injuries to several key playmakers.Tampa Bay has been backed by the highest ticket percentage at BetMGM at 10.2 percent along with the most money bet on an individual team at 12.5 percent. The Bucs are +900 at DraftKings, behind the Packers, Chiefs, Buffalo Bills (+750) and Los Angeles Rams (+850).The Bills are +800 at BetMGM while the Rams are +900. The Arizona Cardinals (11-5) are the sportsbook's biggest liability (+1800) in the Super Bowl market according to data released Tuesday, followed by the Bucs and Packers.The New England Patriots, whose odds shortened to +700 in mid-December, have slipped to +1800. They enter the final week of the regular season tied atop the AFC East at 10-6, but the Bills own the tiebreaker with a 4-1 record within the division.Meanwhile, Tennessee's odds have shortened from +2000 in mid-December to +1200. An even bigger move has been made during that stretch by the Cincinnati Bengals, who have gone from +5000 longshots to +2000 while wrapping up the AFC North.Super Bowl Odds (BetMGM)Green Bay Packers: +400Kansas City Chiefs: +500Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +700Buffalo Bills: +800Los Angeles Rams: +900Dallas Cowboys: +1200Tennessee Titans: +1200
Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase light it up again as Bengals topple Chiefs

Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase light it up again as Bengals topple Chiefs

Joe Burrow passed for 446 yards and four touchdowns Sunday, finding Ja'Marr Chase 11 times for 266 yards and three scores, as the Cincinnati Bengals clinched the AFC North title by downing the visiting Kansas City Chiefs, 34-31.Evan McPherson kicked a 20-yard game-winning field goal as time expired after the Bengals did not score a TD on several goal-to-go opportunities from the 1.A Kansas City penalty for illegal use of hands gave Cincinnati a new set of downs. The Bengals kneeled the ball on first down and spiked it on second before McPherson came on.Burrow went 30-for-39 and executed a second-half comeback after the Bengals (10-6) trailed by as many as 14. They used 17 consecutive points to gain their first lead with 11:44 remaining.Joe Mixon added 86 yards from scrimmage on 19 touches for Cincinnati.Kansas City (11-5) dropped to second in the chase for the top AFC playoff seed behind Tennessee, despite a 259-yard passing performance by Patrick Mahomes.Mahomes went 26-for-35 with two touchdowns, but only guided the Chiefs to three second-half points as the Bengals capitalized with a 17-3 second-half scoring edge. Kansas City had allowed just 12.9 points on average during its eight-game win streak, which ended Sunday.
Chiefs LT Orlando Brown injures calf before game

Chiefs LT Orlando Brown injures calf before game

Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Orlando Brown sustained a calf injury while warming up for Sunday's game in Cincinnati.The team announced that Brown was questionable to play against the Bengals (9-6).Brown, 25, had started the first 15 games in his first season with the Chiefs (11-4).