After a few fortunate calls and a last-minute field goal from Harrison Butker, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals for the first time in almost two years. They punched their ticket to Super Bowl 57 in Arizona and will play in the big game for the third time since the 2020 season when Kansas City beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. The Chiefs lost Super Bowl 55 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9.
Despite finishing the regular season with the best record in the AFC at 14-3 the Chiefs’ season wasn’t without some bumps along the way. Let’s look at their path to Super Bowl LVII and break down just how the Chiefs got here.
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The Chiefs got off to a good start with a Week 1 beatdown of the Arizona Cardinals (44-21) and a tight victory over the Los Angeles Chargers (27-24) in Week 2. The following week, however, the Chiefs’ rushing game fell apart, and they lost outright to the Indianapolis Colts. Three weeks later, they would suffer their second loss, this time to the Buffalo Bills 24-20.
While the latter was a Super Bowl contender, it was still challenging for the Chiefs to drop two games so early in the season. It would be five weeks before they lost their fifth and final game of the season.
Coincidentally, that loss came by three points to the Bengals. It was the third win in a row for Cincy, and many believed that the Bengals had the Chiefs’ number.
Three wins are OK for any team, but the losses to fellow Super Bowl contenders Buffalo and Cincinnati were concerning.
After a couple of tough losses, the Chiefs kicked into high gear after beating the 49ers 44-23 in Week 7 and a Week 8 bye.
Coming out of their bye week, the Chiefs went on a 10-1 straight-up run with blowout wins over the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks.
The Chiefs beat the Jaguars and Bengals in the Divisional Round and AFC Championship Game, respectively.
While this was great news for Chiefs fans, KC bettors were less than thrilled with how the season went. This makes Kansas City a risky Super Bowl bet.
Chiefs Frequent Losers ATS
Despite going 10-1 straight up in their previous 11 games, the Chiefs are just 4-7 against the spread (ATS) in that span. So far, during the playoffs, the Chiefs are 1-1 against the spread, with a win over the Bengals and a loss to the Jaguars.
Kansas City is also 0-2 following a week off, which they will be getting in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. KC is also 4-10-1 ATS following a win and 6-10-1 as betting favorites.
So, while the Chiefs may be a solid bet to win outright, think twice before trusting them to cover against the Philadelphia Eagles.