The Kansas City Chiefs played in two of the first four Super Bowls, then didn’t come back for another 50 years… but now they have reached consecutive Super Bowls and are in position to be the NFL’s next great dynasty in the coming years. Patrick Mahomes has become a generationally great quarterback with a skill set not commonly seen in professional football. He displayed total mastery of the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game. Now the Chiefs have a chance to win back-to-back Super Bowls when they face the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV inside Raymond James Stadium on February 7. Let’s look at some Chiefs online betting props:
Chiefs’ First Score Type
Field Goal +165
The Chiefs’ first score was a field goal in the regular-season meeting between these teams in Tampa, a game Kansas City won by a 27-24 score. The main reason a field goal makes sense as the first score for the Chiefs is that they will be playing this game without left tackle Eric Fisher. Not having him on the field versus the Buccaneers’ strong pass rush could be an early problem for the Chiefs, who might have to make some adjustments before they reach a higher gear on offense. If the Chiefs move into the red zone on their first drive of the game, the absence of Fisher might be a problem and cause Kansas City’s drive to stall, setting up a field goal.
Chiefs To Score In Every Quarter
The Chiefs did not score in the fourth quarter of their 27-24 win in Tampa in the regular season. The Chiefs did not score in the first quarter of the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills. This team has done what it has needed to do this season, but that doesn’t mean the Chiefs have regularly played at their very best. The Chiefs went 14-2 in the regular season (one of those two losses being a game in which Patrick Mahomes was benched for rest) because they were regularly able to score in high-pressure situations, but the Chiefs’ offense did stall for 10- or 15-minute segments in games.
The team went through lulls but was constantly able to lift itself out of those sluggish stretches. When the Chiefs are at their very best, they are frighteningly good, and easily the best team in the NFL… but Kansa City’s offense does go through periods in a game when it doesn’t perform crisply. It’s a good bet that the Chiefs will have one quarter in which their offense doesn’t click.
Chiefs To Win Both Halves
The Chiefs built a 17-0 lead over the Buccaneers in their regular-season meeting before Tampa Bay rallied to make the game close. The Chiefs won the first half 20-7 and lost the second half 17-7. Kansas City won the game 27-24 by keeping the ball for the last four minutes, pounding out first downs to run out the clock. It wouldn’t be terribly surprising if we saw a similar scenario in this game.
Chiefs Scoring The Longest Touchdown In Super Bowl LV
Super Bowl Props Odds: -135
The Chiefs have extremely fast players. This was evident in the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills. Moreover, Sammy Watkins – injured and unable to play against the Bills – might rejoin the lineup for this contest. These explosive playmakers are likely to make a play of over 40 or 50 yards at some point in a long NFL game. The Buccaneers don’t have the same amount of speed the Chiefs own.
Chiefs Kicking The Longest Field Goal In Super Bowl LV
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker has banged through a number of long field goals this season, the longest one being 58 yards against the Chargers in Week 2. Ryan Succop of the Buccaneers doesn’t have nearly as strong a leg but he has been reliable for the Bucs, plugging what was previously a leaky part of the team.
The over-under for the longest field goal in the game sits at 46.5. The challenge with handicapping this prop is that both offenses move the ball very well and are likely to get in better position before trying a field goal. As a matter of fact, both head coaches are known as risk-takers, so they might leave their offenses on the field for an extra down and try to convert rather than kicking a long field goal.
However, if you’re expecting lots of points in this game – as the oddsmakers are – then we’re likely going to get at least a couple of long attempts up. With two good kickers, one should make one and it will likely be the Chiefs.
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