Chiefs now Super Bowl favorites following Ravens collapse
After a weekend of dramatic upsets and comebacks, the Kansas City Chiefs have emerged as the -105 favorite to win the Super Bowl. They’re currently listed as 7.5-point favorites to defeat the Titans in the AFC Championship Game, and if they do, they’ll have a date with either the 49ers or the Packers in Miami for Super Bowl LIV.
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Kansas City pulled off an epic comeback SundaySunday’s contest with the Texans could not have started worse for Kansas City, as Houston jumped out to a 24-0 lead. Dropped passes and special-teams miscues put Andy Reid’s squad in a huge hole early. But Patrick Mahomes, the reigning MVP winner, led his team back in a most impressive manner. He tossed four touchdown passes in the second quarter to give his Chiefs the lead going into the locker room at halftime. The Texans looked shell-shocked and never truly recovered in a 51-31 defeat.
Henry has been unstoppable for the TitansTennessee has already pulled off a pair of stunning upsets during the playoffs by ousting Patriots and Ravens on the road. Running back Derrick Henry has been on a tear, with 377 rushing yards in those two games. He also played a vital role in the Titans’ 35-32 upset victory over the Chiefs in Week 10, when he rushed for 188 yards.
Another contributing factor to that victory was Tennessee’s excellence on special teams. The Titans forced a missed field goal late and blocked a game-tying attempt as time expired. After they allowed the Texans to get ahead with a blocked punt and a muffed punt Sunday, the Chiefs have to be nervous about getting back on the field with a Titans team that is playing with house money.