NFL Playoff Divisional Round First Thought Predictions, Lines

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NFL Playoff Divisional Round First Thought Predictions, Lines

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NFL Playoff Divisional Round First Thought Predictions, Lines

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2022 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round: Sunday

3 Buffalo at 2 Kansas City

Sunday, January 23
CBS, 6:30 ET
GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City

Knee-Jerk Instant Analysis: Seriously, where do you go and what do you do after that?

Buffalo pitched a perfect game against New England in the 47-17 win with close to 500 yards of total offense and with the defense dominating when it mattered. The Bills rolled 38-20 over the Chiefs the first time around back in Week 5, but this isn’t the same KC team.

It’s more settled, relaxed, and the defense has stepped up in a huge way over the second half of the season. But this is about the offense.

Buffalo was great this year against the mediocre offenses – or the relatively one-dimensional ones – and had problems with the attacks with talent. Four turnovers were the difference in the first meeting, and Kansas City doesn’t give it away anymore.

Everyone will be waiting for firepower, but don’t be stunned if this is a wee bit of a defensive fight until late.

Knee-Jerk No Research Prediction: Kansas City 31, Buffalo 27
Early Line No-Look Guess: Kansas City -4
Actual Line: Kansas City -2, o/u: 54.5

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