What to Know: Kansas City got to the AFC Championship Game and took the New England Patriots into overtime, but eventually fell. The Chiefs had a great regular season and earned the top seed in the playoffs, but couldn’t get past the Patriots. Winning in the playoffs has always been a problem for the Chiefs, who haven’t been to the Super Bowl in 50 years, and also for head coach Andy Reid, who is 1-5 in Championship Games with both the Chiefs and Eagles.
Best Players: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, in just his second season, won the league’s Most Valuable Player award. Mahomes is a star in the making. The team was forced to release its best running back, Kareem Hunt, after a tape of him punching a woman surfaced. The Chiefs could also lose top wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who is also facing domestic violence charges.
How to Bet: Kansas City will be favored early and often in the 2019 season because of Mahomes. And during the season they will be a good team to bet. Just be careful when it comes playoff time. Also bet the over in over/unders. Kansas City was 14-4 in overs, including the playoff games.