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Patriots Vs Chiefs: Odds, Picks, Predictions For AFC Championship Game
The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will square off Sunday in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium for a chance to play in Super Bowl LIII.
The Patriots, owners of the AFC’s No. 2 seed, earned a date with the top-seeded Chiefs by dominating the Los Angeles Chargers in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Kansas City punched its ticket to championship weekend by defeating the Indianapolis Colts last week.
The Patriots vs. Chiefs showdown will kick off at 6:40 p.m. ET. The winner will face the winner of the Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints NFC Championship Game, which is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. ET, in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
NESN.com’s trio of Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian made their against-the-spread picks for both of this weekend’s conference championship matchups. Here are their picks for Patriots vs. Chiefs.
New England Patriots at (-3) Kansas City Chiefs, 6:40 p.m. ET
Mike: Chiefs. This one was really, really tough to call, and I still don’t feel good about my pick. I know thinking regular-season trends will carry into the playoffs might be a fool’s errand, but it’s just hard to get over the Patriots’ road struggles. And you know what? They might not play bad in this game, but it should be hard to beat a team as talented as the Chiefs without playing on the level New England played at last week. Can they do that two weeks in a row? I’m leaning toward no. Plus, there isn’t one obvious area in which New England’s defense can slow down KC like it did last week with blitzes and rushing Philip Rivers up the middle. The Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs offense is far more versatile, and despite the Patriots’ defensive improvements throughout the season, I still wonder if there’s just too much team speed on the Chiefs’ side.
Ricky: Chiefs. This game being played in Kansas City makes a world of difference, because the Patriots were far worse on the road this season and the Chiefs’ defense has been sneaky good at home. New England, which scored 12.2 fewer points per game away from Gillette Stadium (second-biggest home-road disparity in the NFL), had a negative yards per play differential on the road (minus-0.6), which ranked 24th in the league. The Patriots also ranked poorly on the road in several other key areas, including red-zone scoring (26th), third-down conversion percentage (20th) and opponent third-down conversion percentage (27th) — they finished sixth, seventh and third, respectively, in those categories at home. And let’s not forget the Chiefs scored at least 40 points in three of these teams’ previous four matchups with Andy Reid as the coach in Kansas City. Concerned about the Chiefs’ defense? Just keep in mind Kansas City allowed 17.4 points per game at home (third) vs. 34.6 points per game on the road (31st), and that the Chiefs haven’t allowed an opposing team to score 30 points at Arrowhead Stadium since Sept. 17, 2015, a stretch of 34 games (regular season and postseason). All in all, the Chiefs’ talent will be too much for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to overcome without the aura of Foxboro — something that’s not unprecedented given the Patriots’ 3-4 road playoff record in the Brady/Belichick era.
Andre: Patriots. Once again, the team that makes key defensive stops will win this game because both of these teams have elite offenses. New England gashed the Chargers’ rush defense in the divisional round and there’s no reason why the Patriots shouldn’t be able to do the same against a Chiefs defense that allowed nearly five yards per carry this season. The Chiefs also allowed 9.7 yards per catch to running backs this season (third-most in the NFL.) The Patriots’ offensive line is extremely underrated, as the unit allowed just 21 sacks all year. The Patriots will be able to neutralize the Chiefs’ pass rush. The Patriots have the better offensive line, better quarterback, better rushing attack and are slightly more potent defensively.
The Chiefs exorcised some of their playoff demons with a convincing 31-13 win over the Indianapolis Colts last Saturday, dominating the previously red-hot Colts on both sides of the ball throughout the game.
Kansas City, second on the updated Super Bowl odds at +275, appears to be playing its best defense of the season at the right time while the league’s top offense has not missed a beat scoring at least 31 points in each of its last three games. Patrick Mahomes passed for 352 yards and four touchdowns in Kansas City’s 43-40 loss in New England earlier this season.
New England Patriots
New England scored a touchdown on each of its first four drives en route to blowing the Los Angeles Chargers away 41-28 last Sunday. In doing so, the Patriots improved to 24-4 SU under Tom Brady in games played in weather under 30 degrees Fahrenheit as this Sunday’s matchup in Kansas City will be.
The Patriots went a perfect 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS at home this season and will now try to improve on their 3-5 SU and ATS road record this weekend.
Sunday night’s total is set at 55.5 points at NFL betting sites. The OVER is 4-0 in the last four games between New England and Kansas City.
If Tom Brady and Bill Belichick didn’t have such an incredible history of success in the postseason and Andy Reid and the Chiefs didn’t have so many playoff letdowns in their past, a team as good as Kansas City would probably be a bigger favorite at home in this one.
But the past has certainly had an influence on the minds of the betting public, and time will soon tell if the mental side of things has an impact on this game as well.
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was not designated as having an injury in Friday’s practice report, meaning he’ll be able to play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots.
Berry went through a full week of practice, saying “I feel pretty good.”
Said Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones: “It’s always great to have Eric Berry back.’
The veteran safety missed all of the preseason and then the first 13 games of the regular season with a sore heel. He returned to play in two games but missed the final regular-season game plus last week’s divisional-round game against the Indianapolis Colts.
“I wanted to go in that game,” Berry said of last week’s absence. “Just a lot of complications that I can’t really explain. … I want to get on the field on Sunday.”
The Chiefs would advance to Super Bowl LIII if they beat the Patriots. That game would be played in Berry’s hometown of Atlanta.
He said that was among the factors motivating him to play.
“That puts a lot on it,” Berry said. “Look at the history behind the [Lamar Hunt] Trophy and look at the organization we’re playing for. That’s great, just to be in this position and have the opportunity. You don’t get these opportunities often. This is my ninth year in the league and this is my first shot at it. I’m going to cherish every moment.”
Before tearing his Achilles tendon last season, Berry played in just one game — a season-opening win over the Patriots. He helped hold tight end Rob Gronkowski to two receptions on six targets.
This season, the Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Week 6 when Kansas City played without Berry and Justin Houston, another top defensive veteran.
Houston will be available Sunday.
“He has great speed and range,” Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said of Berry. “I think he’s our most physical football player. So when you have those qualities you have playmaking ability [and] you have a chance to affect the game.
“The one thing about speed on defense is that it isn’t always the plays you make, it’s sometimes the plays you prevent. He has that ability in him. The other part of it that he brings is the players respond to him. They appreciate all he’s been through and what he’s done here and what kind of player he is.”