After an incredible divisional round, we have our final four contenders. We have two really amazing matchups to anticipate and a finish that one can describe as “one for the ages”. If fans’ hearts aren’t pumping at full throttle yet, they soon will be. The NFL Conference Championships take place at two stadiums with a lot of history. Let’s review the matchups for the AFC Conference Championship and NFC Conference Championship.
NFC Championship- Green Bay Packers (14-3) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-5) Tomorrow, 3:05 p.m. Eastern time, Lambeau Field
Six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady is back! All of his championship experience seems to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers an edge over every opponent. After defeating their conference rival, the New Orleans Saints, the Buccaneers have the confidence to advance to the final showdown. They face one last test on the road at the venerable Lambeau Field to face Aaron Rodgers and the NFC’s number team Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers faced the elite Rams defense so he’s ready to take on another dominant defensive unit. DeVante Adams will give the secondary a hard time in this game and running back Aaron Jones will certainly take the pressure off of Rodgers.
However, the Buccaneers could take a critical lead in the final minute as this game looks to end by a close margin.
Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 Green Bay Packers 35
AFC Championship- Kansas City Chiefs (15-2) vs. Buffalo Bills (15-3) Tomorrow, 6:40 p.m. Eastern Time, Arrowhead Stadium
The defending Super Bowl Champions face an offense that is firing on all cylinders. The Buffalo Bills have a dynamic passing game that features Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, John Brown, and Cole Beasley. This game looks to be a high scoring game that could break a few records along the way. The Bills defense did great at slowing down the Ravens offense in the divisional round but the Chiefs offense presents many more challenges and mismatches to deal with.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes should be able to bounce back from the concussion he suffered in the divisional game against Cleveland. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire may be back for this game. Cornerback Tre’Davius White and the Bills secondary face a tough task against receiver Tyreek Hill and Tight End Travis Kelce.
Kansas City Chiefs 42 Buffalo Bills 35
The road to the Super Bowl is about to reach a conclusion. Enjoy NFL Conference Championship weekend.
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