Kansas City to Cincinnati
Current records: Kansas City 11-4; Cincinnati 9-6
What there is to know
The Cincinnati Bengals’ homestand continues as they prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs at 1 p.m. ET on January 2 at Paul Brown Stadium. Keep an eye on the score for this one: These two teams have posted high point totals in their previous games, so things could heat up even more when they meet on Sunday.
Cincinnati circled the Baltimore Ravens last week, and the extra yardage (575 yards versus 334 yards) paid off. The stars were shining for the Bengals in a 41-21 win over Baltimore. Quarterback Joe Burrow had a stellar game for Cincinnati as he had four touchdowns and 525 yards on 46 attempts. Near the top of the climax reel was Burrow’s 68-yard TD bombshell against WR Tyler Boyd in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, it all went in the direction of Kansas City against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week as they won 36-10. With Kansas City up 23 to none at halftime, the game was already almost over. It was another big night for their QB Patrick Mahomes, who had three touchdowns and 258 yards on 30 attempts.
Special teams tallied 12 points for the Chiefs. K Elliott Fry delivered a perfect 3v3 game.
Kansas City is now 11-4 while the Bengals are 9-6. Kansas City landed a playoff berth as the current AFC first seed. Cincinnati is still on the hunt for a playoff berth, so those next two games are essential for them.
Cincinnati is expected to lose this next by 3.5. However, those who like to bet on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 3-0 ATS when they should lose.
Two stats to keep in mind as you watch: The Bengals are fourth in the worst passing yards allowed per game, averaging 270.9. Kansas City’s offense has more to brag about, as they come into the game with the second-most passing yards per game in the NFL at 293.9. It could be a fun afternoon for their receiving core.
How to watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Or: Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, Ohio
- TV: SCS
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 56.65
Chiefs are 3.5-point favorite against Bengals, latest says nfl odds.
The punters had a good idea of the line for this one, as the game opened with the Chiefs as the 4.5-point favorite.
Over / Under: -110
History of the series
Cincinnati and Kansas City both have won in their last two games.
- October 21, 2018 – Kansas City 45 v Cincinnati 10
- October 04, 2015 – Cincinnati 36 vs. Kansas City 21