The intrigue surrounding the 2023 AFC Championship Game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs on CBS and Paramount+ this Sunday begins with the continuation of one of the top conference rivalries in the NFL. Two of the league's brightest quarterbacks, Cincinnati's Joe Burrow and Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, have already established themselves as QB royalty, and will go toe-to-toe in a highly-anticipated rematch of last year's AFC title game. Both signal callers have an arsenal of star players to turn to through the air, with stars like Ja'Marr Chase and Travis Kelce at their disposal. You can watch the game on CBS and stream it on Paramount+.
Kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Chiefs as 1.5-point favorites in the latest Bengals vs. Chiefs odds, and the over/under for total points is 48. Sunday's showdown will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan, which you can try free for 30 days with the promo code PLAYOFFS (expires 1/31/23).
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How to watch Bengals vs. Chiefs
- Bengals vs. Chiefs date: Sunday, Jan. 29
- Bengals vs. Chiefs time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Bengals vs. Chiefs TV channel: CBS
- Bengals vs. Chiefs streaming: Paramount+ (try free for 30 days with promo code PLAYOFFS)
Championship round NFL picks for Chiefs vs. Bengals
Before tuning into Sunday's Cincinnati vs. Kansas City game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up well over $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters the AFC Championship and NFC Championship of the 2023 NFL playoffs on an incredible 162-113 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. It is also on a 16-6 roll on top-rated NFL picks since Week 7 of this season.
The model ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Bengals vs. Chiefs, the model is backing the Under. The biggest story heading into the game is the strength of Mahomes' injured ankle, as high ankle sprains are notorious for their lengthy recoveries. The Chiefs scored 10 points on two drives led by Mahomes before the injury versus the Jaguars, compared to 10 points on six drives led by Mahomes after the injury.
With limited mobility, Mahomes can't fully utilize his improvisational skills which is where many of Kansas City's big plays come from. Therefore, points may have to come from sustained drives more so than quick hits, and that will eat up the clock. With Mahomes' injury in mind, the model confidently backs the Under (48 and has it hitting well over 50% of the time. You can stream the game here and get 30 days with the promo code PLAYOFFS.
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