The best weekend ever in the NFL Playoffs finished out with maybe the best game of all-time. The Divisional Round did not disappoint and made up for what was a rather tame Wild-Card Weekend. It will be virtually impossible for the Conference Championship Round to live up to last week’s action, but berths in Super Bowl LVI are on the line.
This week will be dripping with storylines, but may be light on line movement. Here is a look at the two lines and the early leans I’ve got for the games.
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs (-7, 53.5)
A lot of people referred to the Bills vs. Chiefs matchup as the AFC Championship Game. Maybe they’re right, as the Chiefs are a touchdown favorite against Joe Burrow and the Bengals. Cincinnati went on the road and beat the No. 1 seed last week, as the Titans mustered just 16 points. The Bengals have only allowed 35 points in two postseason games, but this high-powered Chiefs offense is a much different beast.
The Chiefs outlasted the Bills, but gave up 36 points in the process. Gabriel Davis had eight catches for 201 yards and four touchdowns, so you have to assume that Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins were watching with great enthusiasm as they’ll look to have big games of their own.