Two of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL are about to lock horns this coming Sunday, as Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals face off with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. With that said, who do you think between these two teams will advance to Super Bowl 56 and face the winner of the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams in the biggest game of the year? Check out our preview below of this Bengals-Chiefs 2022 AFC Championship Game.
Betting Preview for the Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs AFC Championship Game on January 30, 2022
Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
When: Sunday, January 30, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (+7)
Regular Season Record: 10-7
How about those Bengals? Cincinnati has made its way to the AFC title game after an improbably 19-16 win last Saturday over the Tennessee Titans on the road. Prior to that, the Bengals defeated the Las Vegas Raiders at home in the Wild Card Round, 26-19. Joe Burrow was not able to pass for a touchdown in the Titans game nad he got sacked nine times plus he threw an interception. But he went 28/37 for 348 passing yards. With a potent receiving corps that includes super rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd, Burrow is going to be a threat to put up a sterling performance similar to what he did in the Bengals’ 34-31 home win against Kansas City late in the regular season. In that game, Burrow went 30/39 for 446 passing yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. If the Chiefs miss the services of safety Tyrann Mathieu (concussion), that’s going to be a huge plus for the Bengals’ passing attack that finished the regular season first overall with a 69.65 pass completion percentage.
The Bengals are 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 games.
Betting on the Kansas City Chiefs (-7)
Regular Season Record: 12-5
Only a team like the Chiefs could have survived the predicament they found themselves in against Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills last Sunday. Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a 42-36 win over the Chiefs, passing for 378 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions on 33/44 completions. What Mahomes and the Chiefs showed in that game is that with the talent they have on offense, they can overcome what’s typically an insurmountable challenge for most other teams. Tyreek Hill is a speedy, uber-athletic downfield target who perfectly fits with Mahomes’ Houdini acts. Tight end Travis Kelce is a hulking, sure-handed target. The two combined for 246 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 19 catches and 22 targets against the Bills. Mahomes went 26/35 for 259 passing yards and a couple of touchdowns in the loss to Cincinnati in Week 17. Kansas City could have come away with a win in that game if they didn’t pick up 10 penalties to just five by the Bengals. Cutting down on penalties is something that can straightened out for the Chiefs, who will also look to clobber Burrow in the pocket again. Burrow has been sacked a ton of late and was also taken down four times by Kansas City in the first meeting.
The Chiefs are 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 home games.
The Chiefs win, 28-24.
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