Last Updated on January 11, 2021
AFC Divisional Round Game
Kansas City Chiefs (14-2, 6-2 Home) vs. Cleveland Browns (12-5, 6-3 Road)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021
Time: 3:05 p.m. EST
Venue: Arrowhead Stadium — Kansas City, MO
Chiefs vs. Browns Odds NFL Playoffs
The Kansas City Chiefs are entering the NFL Divisional Round rested and ready to take on the surging Cleveland Browns. Despite losing several players and coaches to COVID-19 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Browns smacked around their AFC North rival during Wild Card Weekend.
Despite Cleveland’s eye-opening performance, the Chiefs are still opening as a heavy favorite next weekend. Kansas City opened at -9.5 on DraftKings Sportsbook and that number has already jumped up to -10.5. The consensus among sportsbooks has the Chiefs right around -10.
In other words, the Browns have their work cut out for them. The Chiefs cruised to a 14-2 record on the backs of Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce. That offensive trio has been dominating defenses all season long.
Although Kansas City’s record is phenomenal, they have not been great against the spread this season. They are just 7-8-1 ATS on the year. However, the Browns have been worse, clocking in at 7-10 ATS.
Can the Chiefs Run it Back?
The Chiefs have been the favorite to win the Super Bowl all season long and that won’t change now. They have Mahomes, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, leading one of the most dynamic offenses in NFL history.
If they can manage to get by the Browns in the Divisional Round, they will be matched up with a team they already beat this year. Kansas City obliterated the Ravens in Week 3 and grinded out a victory against the Bills in Week 6.
Right now, it’s the Kansas City Chiefs and everyone else. They are the Super Bowl favorites for a reason, but the Browns are looking to shock the world for the second week in a row.