It’s the battle of two potent offenses and two mastermind head coaches, but the biggest storyline is likely between both signal callers. Patrick Mahomes, a second year quarterback who stands alone as the frontrunner to win MVP, is up against, arguably the best quarterback to put on an NFL uniform.
How to watch the AFC Championship
- Teams: Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019
- Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
- Where: Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium
- TV: CBS — for your local station or affiliate
- Live stream: CBS All Access
The last time these two teams faced off, the Patriots defeated the Chiefs 43-40 in October. The Patriots survived the shootout because Brady did what he does best: leading his team up the field with under a minute left to set up kicker Stephen Gostkowski for the game-winning field goal as time expired.
This time around, the Patriots will need to find away to slow down the Chiefs high-powered offense. They had no answer for Mahomes or the speedy Tyreek Hill, who torched the Patriots secondary for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
The Chiefs are 3-point favorites to win Sunday’s matchup, the first time in 68 playoff games that Brady and coach Bill Belichick are underdogs. The over/under is 57.5.
- 2019 NFL Playoffs Bracket
After the Patriots shredded the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28, Brady seemed to enjoy playing the underdog card when asked about facing the Chiefs. “It’ll be a good game. They’re a good team. We played them earlier this year. Everybody thinks we suck and that we can’t win any games. We’ll see. It’ll be a good game,” Brady said.