Chiefs vs. Patriots: 2019 AFC Championship Game picks, NFL playoff predictions

Patriots. vs. Chiefs 2019: Date Time, TV schedule, and how to watch AFC Championship online. The AFC Championship is the second of two conference title games on Sunday, and it features the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs playing host to the second-seeded New England Patriots to determine who will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. The game is set for 6:40 p.m. ET and will be broadcast by CBS (live streaming via FuboTV, CBS All-Access).

Chiefs vs. Patriots: 2019 AFC Championship Game

When these two teams met in the regular season, it was as close as it can get. A total of 30 points were scored in the fourth quarter alone, but the Patriots made out with a 43-40 victory, despite four touchdowns from Patrick Mahomes. Tom Brady only tossed one touchdown, but didn’t throw an interception while Mahomes was picked off twice.

It was a very evenly-matched game, but New England’s superior defense made just enough stops (it wasn’t a great day for them by any means) to let the Patriots sneak through with a win.

Both teams had bye weeks in the wild card round of the playoffs, and both teams made it through their divisional round games much easier than their NFC counterparts (the Rams and Saints) were able to do. While those NFC games were close, the Patriots walked through the Chargers, winning 41-28, and the Chiefs made short work of Andrew Luck and the Colts, winning 31-13.

Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.

Time, TV, and streaming info
Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
TV: CBS
Streaming: FuboTV, CBS All-Access
Odds: The Chiefs opened as 3.5-point favorites, making the Patriots a rare underdog, per OddsShark.

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will be playing in their eighth consecutive AFC Championship Game on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, they’ll be in the rare position of being the underdog as they travel to Arrowhead Stadium for a 6:40 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS. Brady had been favored in 67 consecutive starts, and it’s just the second time in 12 years that the Patriots have been dogs in the postseason.

These teams met earlier this season on Sunday Night Football, with the host Patriots winning on a last-second field goal. This time around, the high-powered Kansas City offense is favored by three over New England, and the total has been bet down from 57 to 56.5 in the latest Patriots vs. Chiefs odds. Before you make your 2019 AFC Championship Game predictions, be sure to check out the top Patriots vs. Chiefs picks from SportsLine’s Projection Model.

SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 straight-up last season and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who have followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.

The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018-19, entering the championship round on a blistering 16-6 run. For the season, it is now 30-15 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 78-49. It also went 170-84 on straight-up NFL picks during the regular season, ranking inside the top 10 on NFLPickWatch.com. Additionally, it is 7-1 on all against the spread picks in the 2019 NFL playoffs. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

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