If you're looking for an alternative way to wager on this one, here are three players with a chance to be the first touchdown scorer come Sunday.
1. Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (+500)
Despite falling into an early 24-0 hole against the Houston Texans, the Chiefs never abandoned the run. It wasn't an efficient day for Damien Williams, but he still found the end zone on three separate occasions, including the first scoring play of the afternoon for the Chiefs. Both of his rushing touchdowns came from within five yards, so it's clear Kansas City is comfortably leaning on Williams in the red zone. A lengthy opening drive from Andy Reid's offense could lead to Williams capitalizing with an early score.
2. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans (+600)
It doesn't look as if anyone is too confident in the Titans scoring the first touchdown of this game. Three of the top-four players with the best odds play for the Chiefs, while Henry is Tennessee's lone representative among that group. Henry has been the driving force behind Tennessee's improbable run though, tallying 588 rushing yards and four touchdowns across the Titans' last three games. He should get the ball early and often, and against a Chiefs' defense that ranks No. 29 against the run, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, Henry certainly has a chance to find the end zone early on.
3. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs (+650)
It didn't feel as if Patrick Mahomes looked at anyone other than Travis Kelce when he dropped back to pass last Sunday. In fact, he rarely did. Kelce finished with 10 receptions on 12 targets, for 134 yards and three touchdowns. For reference, Williams had the second-most targets on the team last week, seeing six looks. Tennessee has also allowed the second-most passing yards per game of any team that is still alive in the playoffs. Should Kansas City get rolling early, Kelce absolutely has a chance to find the end zone.
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