Bills, Bengals underdogs on AFC divisional playoff odds

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs the ball during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the New England Patriots, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (Adrian Kraus/AP)

The Buffalo Bills will be looking to punch their ticket to the AFC championship game for the second consecutive season when they visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday as 2.5-point underdogs on the NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by

Buffalo romped to a lopsided 47-17 win over the New England Patriots on wild card weekend and now rides a five-game straight-up win streak into Sunday's matchup at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Bills have claimed victory by an average margin of 18 points during their current win streak, and have seen each of their 12 overall wins to date come by at least a 12-point margin. That includes their 38-20 rout of the Chiefs in Kansas City back in Week 5, which marked the Bills' fifth win in seven regular season visits to Arrowhead Stadium.

Despite that success, though, the Bills face an enormous task against the two-time defending AFC champions, who are unbeaten in five home playoff games going into the weekend. The Chiefs overcame a shaky start to the season by posting straight-up wins in nine of their final 10 contests. Kansas City maintained that momentum with Sunday night's 42-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, and has now limited opponents to an average of just 11.7 points while winning seven straight games at home.

However, the Chiefs continue to sit second behind the Green Bay Packers as a +400 wager on the Super Bowl 56 odds.

AFC divisional playoff action kicks off on Saturday afternoon when the Tennessee Titans host the Cincinnati Bengals as 3.5-point chalk at betting sites. Perched as the top seed in the AFC, the Titans enjoyed a much-needed bye on wild card weekend. The break allowed the Titans to nurse a number of injuries. Most notable among players returning to health is running back Derrick Henry, who is widely expected to return to action for the first time since sustaining a foot injury that sidelined him for the final nine games of the season.

However, even without the two-time NFL rushing yards and rushing touchdowns leader in the lineup, the Titans managed to maintain their winning ways. Tennessee returns to playoff action riding a three-game straight-up win streak and has also allowed just 20 total points while winning three straight games on home turf.

The Bengals, meanwhile, are riding high in the wake of their first playoff win in 31 years. The Bengals marched to a 26-19 win over Las Vegas on Saturday to improve to 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in their past five, and they have also defeated the Titans in five of their past seven tilts.

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