There are 8 teams remaining in the quest for Super Bowl 50. 4 teams will play Saturday, and 4 on Sunday. Unlike last weekend, there will be one AFC and one NFC game each day. The Kansas City Chiefs will travel to New England to take on the Patriots in the first game, followed by the Arizona Cardinals hosting the Green Bay Packers in the next match-up.
New England is a 5 point favorite in their game. It will be cold at Gillette Stadium, with temps in the low 40s, and rain is in the forecast. The over/ under is not too high at 42 points currently. NE is -220 with the money line, and KC is +200. KC was just 1-5 before winning their last ten games of the season to finish 11-5. They won their first playoff game in over 20 years last week, and now here they are. NE, on the other hand, had not lost a game until week 11. They were 10-0, but won just 2 of their final 5 games to finish 12-5, but they are favored, home-field giving them a big reason why. ESPN gives NE a 63.6% chance of winning this game.
This will be the first time coaches Andy Reid and Bill Belichick will face off in the playoffs since the Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl of the 2004 season (NE won that won by a field goal by the way 24-21). This game will be won in the trenches, whichever teams’ line shows up and plays big I think will make the difference.
The Pats are be tough to beat on the road in the playoffs as it is, and adding the fact that they are defending Super Bowl Champs makes it that much more difficult for the Chiefs, but I think the Chiefs are on too high of a winning streak right now, and I wouldn’t bet against it. I would definitely take them getting the 5 points, and I would probably even take them straight up. I think this game will go under 42 points.