The New England Patriots are poised to be underdogs in the playoffs for solely the second time since 2007, after they journey to Kansas Metropolis subsequent Sunday to face the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
The Chiefs opened as Three-point favorites over the Patriots on the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas.
New England had been favored in its previous 12 playoff video games, a streak that dates again to the 2013 AFC Championship Game. The Patriots had been highway underdogs in opposition to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos and misplaced 26-16 in that game.
If the road holds, this season’s AFC Championship Game will mark solely the seventh time in 39 playoff video games that the Patriots will probably be underdogs with head coach Invoice Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, in accordance to ESPN Stats & Data analysis. New England is Three-Three straight-up in its earlier six playoff video games as an underdog.
The Patriots had been Four-point favorites after they hosted the Chiefs on Oct. 14. New England won 43-40.
The over/beneath opened at 59 in subsequent week’s rematch, however had ticked down to 57.5 by Sunday afternoon.
Within the NFC Championship Game, the host New Orleans Saints opened as Three.5-point favorites over the Los Angeles Rams in one other rematch.
The Saints, the highest seed in the NFC and the consensus Tremendous Bowl favorites at sportsbooks, beat the Rams, the No. 2 seed, 45-35 in New Orleans on Nov. Four.
The over/beneath in subsequent week’s NFC Championship Game opened at 57.
The present Tremendous Bowl line on the Westgate is NFC -1.5 vs. AFC.