On Sunday, December 31st, the Chiefs are hosting the Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. This week 17 NFL matchup kicks off at 4:25 ET with CBS carrying the television coverage. i


The Pick: Kansas City Chiefs -7

This game will be played at Arrowhead Stadium at 4:25 ET on Sunday, December 31st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 29-21 in favor of the Chiefs.
  • Our projections have Jake Browning finishing with 292.621 passing yards on 27.995/42.96 passing.
  • The Chiefs are projected to finish with 395 yards of offense compared to the 332 yards for the Bengals.

Taking a Look at the Bengals Chances in Kansas City

Throughout this season, the Bengals have a record of 8-7, which positions them at 4th in the AFC-North. Their performance reflects a 2-3 record as underdogs and 6-4 when they are favored. With a scoring margin of -1.8, the Bengals' have achieved an ATS record of 6-8-1 so far.

In terms of offense, the Bengals are at 21.2 points per game, ranking them 18th in the NFL. Cincinnati's passing offense enters this week's game with a ranking of 11th in passing yards. Furthermore, they hold the 5th spot in attempts, averaging 36.9 passes per game.

Per attempt, the Bengals are averaging 3.8 yards while carrying the ball an average of 21.4 times per contest. In terms of yardage, they are 31st in the league.

Defensively, the Bengals come into the game allowing an average of 256.1 passing yards per game and 127.3 rushing yards. When it comes to sacks, Cincinnati ranks 11th among other defenses. Overall, they are giving up 23 points on 383.4 yards.

Can the Chiefs Pull Off a Home Win?

Heading into week 17,Kansas City is in 1st place in the AFC-West, sitting with an overall record of 9-6. In the AFC, they find themsevles in 3rd place. The Chiefs hold a 7-7-1 record against the spread. As we approach week 17, their scoring margin stands at +4.5 per game.

Coming into week 17, the Chiefs offense is 11th in the league at 22.2 points per contest. In terms of the passing game, Chiefs have an average 253.5 passing yards per game, placing them 4th in the league rankings. At present, 61.9% of their first downs have come through the passing game.

The Chiefs are currently 20th in the NFL with 101.9 rushing yards per game. This has come on an average of 24.5 rushing attempts (24th).

On defense, the Chiefs come into the game ranked 13th in tackles for loss and 4th in sacks. Opponents are scoring 17.7 points per game vs. them along with an average of 287.3 yards per contest.