NFL: JAN 21 AFC Divisional Playoffs - Jaguars at Chiefs

Bengals are now favored over Chiefs in AFC Championship Game

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The The Chiefs opened as one-point favorites on the Bengals in the AFC Championship game, but most of the money goes to Cincinnati.

The Bengals are now the favorites, by 1.5 points in most sportsbooks and as much as two points in some.

Patrick MahomesThe ankle injury is the obvious explanation for why bettors are betting on the Bengals. Although Chiefs coach Andy Reid has indicated that Mahomes will playwhether he will be healthy enough to play at the high level he usually plays is another question.

The No. 1 seed is rarely an underdog in the conference championship game, and when it comes to a starting quarterback injury, that’s usually the reason: the last No. 1 to be an underdog in a conference championship was the 2017 Eagles, who were three-point underdogs against the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game following the start Nick Foles instead of the injured Carson Wentz. The Eagles won that game and the Super Bowl.

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