The Kansas City Chiefs led by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes have been a juggernaut ever since he took over as the team’s starting quarterback in 2018, which has led to the organization accumulating a stunning record over the years.
This streak is extremely impressive and shows just how much respect sportsbooks have for Mahomes and the Chiefs, but this record will likely come to an end this weekend.
Kansas City is facing the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in a battle between two of the best teams in the AFC.
Despite Kansas City being the home team with the same 4-1 record as the Bills, Buffalo is currently sitting as a 3-point favorite in this matchup, according to BetMGM.com.
For the first time in his career, Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes is a home underdog. Mahomes had been favored in his first 41 home starts, including the playoffs, the longest streak to begin a career in the Super Bowl era.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2022
It’s interesting to note that the betting line has shifted dramatically since sportsbooks opened betting for the game.
DraftKings Sportsbook opened their betting line with the Chiefs being a slight 1-point favorite for the game, but bettors have moved the line by betting on Buffalo heavily in this game.
Barring another drastic change to the line, the Chiefs will be the underdog at home for the first time in Mahomes’ career.
This is interesting considering the Chiefs have had the Bills’ number in recent postseason matchups between the two teams.
Regardless, Mahomes and the Chiefs will look to prove that they are still the top team in the AFC this weekend when they face a tough test against star quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills.