Chiefs vs Patriots NFL Divisional Round Game Info and Betting Odds
Out for RevengeDespite being one of the most dominant franchises in the past 10-15 years, the Patriots still love to play the “us against the world” card every single season. There have been allegations of spying and deflating balls in order to get a competitive edge, and no matter the accusations or penalties thrown their way, they always seem to find a way to come together as a team and win. They will be looking for revenge of a different sort, as they will try to erase the memory of a 41-14 whipping they took at the hands of the Chiefs back in the 2014 season. The Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl that season, but the memory of that bitter loss is one that will sting for many years.
Injury free at lastEvery team has to deal with sensible injuries through the course of a season, but the Patriots had more to deal with than most this year. Those injuries finally caught up to them in the closing weeks of the season, where they ended up losing 4 of their last 6 games. While those losses dropped them to the second seed in the AFC, they still did enough to get the extra week off. They now have a full squad of rested guys to choose from, which is all any team could ask for at this stage of the season.