The Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) enter Week 17 with the AFC's top overall seed on their minds. A win vs. the Cincinnati Bengals (9-6), plus a loss by the Titans against the Dolphins, would enable the Chiefs to lock up a first-round bye in the NFL Playoffs. But Cincinnati also has an incentive on Sunday as a victory would secure the AFC North for the Bengals and put them into the postseason. Neither of those have happened for Cincinnati since the 2015 season. In select markets, you can stream the game on Paramount+.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Caesars Sportsbook lists Kansas City as a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Chiefs vs. Bengals odds. The over-under for total points scored is 51. In select markets, Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Bengals vs. Chiefs

  • Chiefs vs. Bengals date: Sunday, Jan. 2
  • Chiefs vs. Bengals time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Chiefs vs. Bengals TV channel: CBS 
  • Chiefs vs. Bengals live stream: Paramount+

Week 17 NFL picks for Bengals vs. Chiefs

Before you tune in to Sunday's Chiefs vs. Bengals 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 over $7,100 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 17 of the 2021 season on an incredible 134-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent 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 Bengals to cover at home. The Chiefs may have won eight straight, but they aren't as successful against the spread when facing top competition. Kansas City is just 3-3 ATS versus teams that have won over 55 percent of their games. Meanwhile, the Bengals are 4-1 against the spread in that same subset as they rise to the level of their competition.

This game will be a measuring stick for the Bengals to see just how good they are and the model sees them matching the Chiefs offensively. Joe Mixon, Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase are all projected to top 70 scrimmage yards, giving Cincinnati a varied offensive attack as opposed to Kansas City, which has issues with its skill position players. Tyreek Hill posted a 2-19-0 stat line last week in his first game back from COVID-19, while Travis Kelce missed the game due to the virus. Also, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) left last week early and will miss Sunday's contest. 

Cincinnati appears to be facing the Chiefs at just the right time and should provide a closer game than what Vegas thinks. SportsLine's model has this being a three-point game and it has the Bengals covering the spread in over 50 percent of simulations.

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