Las Vegas - Sunday starts with the Chiefs -9.5 points over the Texans. Revenge is just one of the courses on the table in Kansas City. The rest of the meal boils down to Patrick Mahomes. Revenge first. Houston rolled into Kaycee back in October as a +10.5 point dog, and beat the Chiefs, 31-24. Deshaun Watson was pretty solid, 30/42 for 280 yards and Carlos Hyde had 116 on the ground. However, last week against the Bills, Watson was the leading rusher with 55 yards, while Hyde managed to squeeze out only 48. Trouble. Watson was also sacked SEVEN times. More trouble. The Chiefs rumble in with a 6-0 PERFECTO, straight up and against the spread. Yet more trouble. And the defense has been a monster down the stretch, allowing just 69 points over those six games, for an average of just 11.5 ppg. Still more trouble. And finally, ANDY, yea, you know, Andy after a bye week. How about 22-4 straight up with 17 covers. Obviously not thrilled about laying nine and a hook, so will throw down maybe half my chips on K.C.
And close it out with the Packers -4 points over the Seahawks. Carson Wentz was knocked out of the game by a legal (if you bet Seattle), or illegal (if you bet the Green Birds), helmet-to-helmet hit by Jadeveon Clowney. That forced 40 year old Josh McCown, who NEVER took a snap in a playoff game, into the fight. Game over, golf clubs out, check please. Now the 'Hawks have to go to Lambeau and face a hungry Aaron Rodgers who has not seen the playoffs since the 2016 season. And Danica's boyfriend is just a LITTLE BIT of an upgrade from McCown. Like the fact that the Pack come in on a 5-0 roll and have won seven of eight this season at the Tundra, frozen or not. The only reasons we're not gonna be best betting this game is, Russell Wilson and a couple of trends. Despite getting sacked SEVEN times against the Eagles last week, he still managed to move his club into the next round. Also, the Seahawks have covered 10 of the last 12 as an underdog, and bring in a healthy 6-2-1 cover record on the road. Gonna buy Cheese, but maybe just 1/2 a pound.