The third-seeded and AFC West Champion Kansas City Chiefs (13-6) visit the top-seeded and AFC North Champion Baltimore Ravens (14-4) Sunday (CBS, 3 p.m.) for the right to earn a trip to Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 11.
Besides all the great players on both sides of the ball for both teams, each team is led by one of the top head coaches in the league. So, BetMaryland.com, in order to whet your Maryland sports betting appetite for the game, compiled a comparison between the Ravens’ John Harbaugh and the Chiefs’ Andy Reid.
Tale of the Tape: Harbaugh vs. Reid
This will be only the second time they have each met each other in the playoffs with the Ravens winning on the road, 30-7, in the AFC Wild-Card game on Jan. 9, 2011. Harbaugh was an assistant under Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles (special teams from 1998-2006 and defensive backs in 2007) for 10 seasons.
The Ravens’ Super Bowl odds are in the balance Sunday and could be decided by a decision or strategy for one of these respected coaches. A closer look at each:
Kansas City is making a remarkable sixth straight AFC Championship appearance and is seeking its fourth Super Bowl berth in the last five years. The Chiefs won the Super Bowl in 2019 and 2022.
Reid is 24-16 all-time in playoff games, second most wins ever by a head coach. He is appearing in his 11th championship as a HC, surpassing former Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry (10) for second all-time behind Bill Belichick (13). With a win Sunday, Reid will become the fourth head coach ever to appear in five Super Bowls.
The Ravens are hosting their first AFC Championship game ever. They are seeking their second Super Bowl title under Harbaugh, having won in 2012 against the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens sport a 17-12 all-time playoff record and have won two AFC Championships (2000, 2012).
Harbaugh is also looking for a family title sweep as his brother, Jim, won college football’s National Championship this year with the University of Michigan.
ESPN BET Latest Odds
As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, ESPN Bet Maryland has the Ravens as a 3.5-point and -200 moneyline favorite against the Chiefs (+170). The game’s over/under total at 44.5 points.
Baltimore is listed as the second favorite (+185) to win the Super Bowl behind the San Francisco 49ers (+140). The Chiefs are third (+360) and the Detroit Lions are fourth (+750).
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