Week 17 - Bengals @ Chiefs - Dec. 31st
Score Prediction: 24-20 Chiefs
This game had a lot more juice before Joe Burrow was ruled out for the rest of the season. Admittedly, Jake Browning has been impressive, but I'm not exactly worried about the Chiefs picking up a win here.
As of this writing, Cincinnati has 34 points in consecutive weeks in a pair of wins. That sets this game up as a potential elimination game for the Bengals, who essentially need to win out to solidify a playoff spot given their poor conference record.
Nonetheless, there's no denying Browning's impressive play. The Bengals always play the Chiefs tough and will have revenge on their mind following last season's AFC Championship game.
This should be a heated, competitive battle with or without Burrow, and I expect it to be the closest game left on Kansas City's schedule.
Patrick Mahomes' talent will win out, but this game will be closer than Chiefs fans hope.
Now, one final matchup to finish out on a four-game winning streak.