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Chiefs are historic favorites against Patriots on Sunday

New England Patriots Vs. Buffalo Bills Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Our friends at OddsChecker sent over an interesting note regarding the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots matchup on Sunday. The Patriots are seven-point underdogs as they travel to Kansas City, the most points they have received since September 7, 2003 — an opening-day game against the Buffalo Bills.

If you’re curious, then-quarterback Tom Brady finished 14 of 29 for 123 yards in that game, throwing four interceptions. Former Patriots Drew Bledsoe and Lawyer Milloy led the way in a 31-0 victory.

The majority of the betting public thinks that is too many points to give Bill Belichick and company, with nearly 70% backing the Patriots at plus-seven points against the Chiefs. Still, 75% of bettors have picked the Chiefs straight up.

One final odds note: after a week or two off, Patrick Mahomes is back in the NFL MVP race following his five-touchdown performance against the Baltimore Ravens. Mahomes’ odds have shortened to +400, behind only Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at +275.

Poll

What’s your take on Chiefs-Patriots?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    Chiefs win by 7 or more points
    (2348 votes)
  • 20%
    Chiefs win by 6 or less points
    (640 votes)
  • 4%
    Patriots win
    (146 votes)
3134 votes total Vote Now