There Could Be a 2019 AFC Championship Rematch in the Works

The Chiefs could be on their way to the AFC Championship game, along with the Patriots.
The Chiefs could be on their way to the AFC Championship game, along with the Patriots. / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Two of the hottest teams in the NFL are the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots have won seven straight games, while the Chiefs have won five straight. At multiple points this season, we’ve thought these teams were done. Yet with just over a month left, they are just getting started. 

The AFC isn’t on the same level of the NFC and hasn’t even provided one great team to challenge the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the No. 1 seed Arizona Cardinals. However, with both the Chiefs and Patriots streaking, the stage is already being set for these white-hot teams to make a run and meet in the AFC Championship game -- a rematch of the 2019 AFC Championship Game. 

The Chiefs and the Patriots -- who are +300 and +350 to win the conference -- have combined to win the last five AFC Championships, with the Chiefs winning the last two. Before the season, the Chiefs were a foregone conclusion to make it that far, but then its defense was one of the worst in recent history to start the season. They’ve turned things around and have become one of the best defenses in the league. The Chiefs are allowing 10.7 points per game in their last three contests and 21.8 points per game on the season. 

The Patriots have been carried by their defense. New England is only allowing 15.4 points per game and 7.7 points per game in its last three games. 

Both defenses are at the top of their game, complimenting two of the biggest advantages in the sport -- Bill Belichick and Patrick Mahomes. 

These two teams are two of the best defenses in the conference right now, have the No.1 person at their job on their teams and are in a conference where experience is limited and greatness is scarce. To me, that sounds like a rematch is bound to happen and let’s me know it’s time to bet them to win the AFC.

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