AFC and NFC Championship Opening Odds: Chiefs and Rams Favored to Advance to Super Bowl LVI

January 24, 2022

The NFL Championship matchups are set after road underdogs absolutely crushed the divisional round. Three of the four road teams won and covered the spread. The Chiefs were the only favorite to protect their home field and cover and in the process, became the first team in NFL history to host four consecutive AFC Championship games.

The Bengals opened the weekend with an upset victory as 4-point underdogs against the AFC’s No. 1 seed Titans. Cincinnati, +175 on the moneyline, earned their first road playoff win in team history beating the Titans 19-16 on a 52-yard field goal by rookie Evan McPherson as time expired. Joe Burrow and the Bengals are headed to Kansas City, where they are 6.5 point underdogs, to play in their first AFC Championship game since 1988.

In the primetime game on Saturday night, San Francisco posted a come-from-behind 13-10 win over the NFC’s top-seed Green Bay and not only covered as 6-point underdogs but also cashed for bettors on the moneyline (+210). For their efforts, the 49ers earned a trip to Los Angeles to face Matthew Stafford and the Rams.