But a closer looks the numbers shows tagging both road teams as favorites isn't a stretch.
Kansas City is on a 10-game winning streak, while Pittsburgh faces a Cincy squad known for losing playoff openers — the Bengals have dropped four in a row the past four seasons and are 0-7 in the playoffs since beating the then-Houston Oilers on Jan. 6, 1991.
It's close to the same story in the NFC.
The Vikings (11-5) captured the NFC North, but opened as a seven-point — SEVEN-POINT!! — underdog to the wild-card Seahawks (10-6).
The final wild-card matchup has the wild-card Packers opening as two-point dogs at the NFC East champion Redskins — making Washington the only home team giving points.