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Governors place bet on Chiefs/Pats playoff game

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) -

A playoff victory for the Kansas City Chiefs over the New England Patriots would benefit a Missouri food pantry. 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of AFC Divisional game. 

If the Chiefs are victorious, Gov. Baker has wagered Boston crème pie cupcakes from the Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield, Mass., however, if the Chiefs lose, Gov. Nixon will send barbecue ribs from Kansas City’s own Gates BBQ. 

The governors have agreed to donate the winnings to a local food pantry of their choice. 

Nixon touted Kansas City's winning streak as a reason he believes the Chiefs will win the game. 

“There has been no hotter team in the NFL over the past 11 weeks than the Kansas City Chiefs – coincidentally, a streak that began right before Royals made it to the World Series,” Gov. Nixon said. “There are many reasons the Chiefs will beat the Patriots, especially a swarming pass defense that will put more than enough pressure on Tom Brady if he tries to air the ball out.”

The game will be played in Gillette Stadium giving New England home-field advantage, and odds makers have the Chiefs as a five-point underdog. 

“I’m confident that we can expect a great game and some tasty Kansas City ribs from Governor Nixon when we win,” Gov. Baker said. 

The Chiefs and Patriots play Saturday, January 16 on CBS. 

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