The Chiefs have three losses in four games after a stunning defeat to the Raiders in Week 16, though they've got an opportunity to get back in the win column against the Bengals on New Year's Day.
Kansas City's dreams of a No. 1 seed are dead but there's plenty to play for, as the Chiefs hope to lock in a No. 3 ranking going into the postseason.
Oddsmakers expect the Chiefs to rebound with a convincing victory this week. Let's take a peak at the opening odds and what they say about this showdown.
Bengals vs. Chiefs Week 17 Opening Odds
The Chiefs are huge favorites over a Bengals team desperate for a win to stay alive in the playoff race. Jake Browning was impressive initially, though fell back to Earth in a disappointing 34-11 loss to the Steelers this week.
Kansas City had its own disappointing loss and needs to look in the mirror, as the team's Super Bowl dreams are quickly evaporating. Our offense looks broken, while Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are struggling to find any consistency.
On the bright side, the Bengals are an ideal team to get right against. They're 2-4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last seven games and the Chiefs will want to end any "Burrowhead" talk against their biggest rivals.
We need a win in a big way. Let's get this ship moving in the right direction again.
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