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Bengals vs. Chiefs: Cincinnati’s preseason odds to win AFC Championship, how they got here

The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship. We look at their preseason AFC odds and where they are heading into the game.

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Sunday night update: The Rams defeated the 49ers 20-17 in the NFC Championship. The Bengals are officially set to face the Rams in the 2022 Super Bowl.

Post-game update: The Bengals and Chiefs took it into overtime, where a Patrick Mahomes interception and a couple of clutch runs set Evan McPherson up for another game-winning field goal. The Bengals are headed to Super Bowl 56 after defeating the Bengals 27-24 in Arrowhead.

The AFC Championship game will feature the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Kansas City Chiefs. Kickoff from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri is set for 3:00 p.m. ET with the game airing on CBS.

The Bengals were longshot odds to win the AFC Championship at the start of the season, but this weekend they look to shock the world. All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Bengals odds to win 2022 AFC Championship

Opening odds to win AFC Championship: +6500
Current odds: +270

No offense to Bengals fans, but you can’t really blame the line for being as steep as it was. The Bengals finished the 2020 season with a 4-11-1 record, as they finished last in the AFC North. But, what a difference a year can make, as this year, the Bengals went 10-7 in the regular season to win the AFC North. The “why not us?” mentality has gotten them this far, and we will see if they can overcome their +270 underdog odds to win this thing. The Bengals had the largest swing in odds from the pre-season.

Kudos to Joe Burrow, who responded to an injury-shortened rookie season with quite the offensive performance. With help from Joe Mixon, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and rookie Ja’Marr Chase, Burrow has a strong case for Comeback Player of the Year. If you ask him though, I am sure that he would much rather take home the Super Bowl trophy, but he and the Bengals have to get past the Chiefs for the second time this season.

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