The Kansas City Chiefs were the preseason favorites to win the 2021 AFC Championship. Heading into Week 13 of the 2021 NFL season, Kansas City is still at the top of the list of teams to represent the AFC at Super Bowl 56, which takes place on February 13, 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Kansas City is 7-4 on the season and at the top of the AFC West standings. The team is on a four-game winning streak. Other teams that are near the top of the rankings in the AFC are the Buffalo Bills, the Baltimore Ravens and perhaps, in a bit of a surprise, the New England Patriots, who were +1100 before the 2021 NFL season began.
2021 AFC Championship Odds
|Kansas City Chiefs||+340|
|New England Patriots||+400|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+1800|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+2800|
|New York Jets||+150000|
Kansas City to repeat
The Chiefs did not look like a team that was going to head to the Super Bowl for a third consecutive year after seven weeks of play in 2021. The team was 3-4 and had just lost 27-3 to the Tennessee Titans. Something clicked into place for the Chiefs following the loss to the Titans. The Chiefs are now 7-4 and the team has outscored their opponents 93-47 in their past four games.
Check out the top 🔟 offensive plays from the 2021 season… so far 😏
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 28, 2021
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is fifth in the NFL in passing yards this season and Tyreek Hill is fifth in receiving with 932 yards.
Keep an eye on New England
The New England Patriots have moved from preseason longshot to a legit threat to win the AFC.
New England was +1100 in the preseason AFC odds. The Patriots improved their odds to win the AFC to +400 with a sixth straight win in Week 12. New England is now first in the AFC East with an 8-4 record following a 36-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.
YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!@DHx34 would not be denied.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 28, 2021
New England is tops in the league in point differential with a +146.
The Patriots have a big test in front of them on Monday night in Week 13 when the team faces the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo faces a test
The Buffalo Bills have been up and down this season. The team started the year on a 4-1 run, but since then the Bills have alternated wins and losses. The team is currently 7-4 and in second place in the AFC East, where they trail the surging Patriots. Buffalo needs to be more consistent if they want to finish the season at the top of the AFC. The team is favored to beat the Patriots on Monday night. There will be a lot of eyes on that game.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) November 28, 2021
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