Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will visit the Chiefs in Kansas City for the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, start time at 6:40 PM ET, at Arrowhead Stadium. Patriots vs Chiefs odds and point spread is at -3 KC.
Coming from a 41-28 victory over the San Diego Chargers, the Patriots have shown to the world that they are the team to beat and that they still have the capability to overpower opponents. Tom Brady threw for 343 yards and a touchdown in 34 of 44 passes to help the Patriots dominate the Chargers.
The rushing game was so effective for Sony Michel as he ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns in 24 carries. Rex Burkhead added 12 yards and a touchdown.
While the Patriots played with such accuracy in rushing, the passing game also exploded as Julian Edelman caught for 151 yards in nine receptions while James White added 97 yards in 15 carries. Phillip Dorsett contributed for 41 yards and a touchdown.
In this game, the weather is taking an important part in the odds and point spread as the two teams are expected to play in the coldest game ever at Arrowhead Stadium. The forecast on Sunday’s Patriots vs Chiefs is at the highs in teens. There’s a chance that the temperature dips into single digits as the game goes on. In this scenario, the Patriots are known to be playing in cold weather especially in Foxborough.
“I don’t think it will be much of a factor because it’s not like we’re playing in 10 [degrees] and they’re playing in 50 [degrees],” said receiver Phillip Dorsett. “We’re both playing in the same temperatures so we both have got to adjust and both have to be ready for it.”
The top seed Chiefs are going to rely on what they have throughout the season starting from their quarterback Patrick Mahomes who has an MVP season. The Chiefs are coming from a 31-13 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round. Mahomes completed 27 of 41 passes for 278 yards, and ran for a touchdown.
Damien Williams ran for 129 yards and a touchdown in 25 carries while Tyreek Hill added 36 yards and a touchdown. Absolutely, the Chiefs have the running game to balance the offensive attacks in the game against the Colts.
In receiving, Travis Kelce caught for 108 yards in seven receptions while Hill added 72 yards in eight catches. Sammy Watkins contributed 62 yards in six receptions.
For the Chiefs, this is an opportunity for them to dismantle the Patriots who have been here in eight straight seasons. Thus, the Chiefs will have to defeat the Patriots to be in the Super Bowl 2019.
Though the Chiefs are playing at home, the weather will be a big factor. According to the National Weather Service:
The National Weather Service is projecting an arctic blast to settle over Kansas City for the Chiefs’ game against the New England Patriots. Temperatures at kickoff could range from 10 degrees to well below zero, potentially making it the coldest game in Arrowhead Stadium history.
Though Mahomes certainly got to experience the cold on Saturday in the Chiefs’ victory over the Colts, this is a different story against the Patriots.
Patriots vs Chiefs game schedule info:
Date: January 20, 2018
Start Time: 6:40 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Prediction: The weather and experience will the factors in this game. The Patriots will win this game.