It’s championship weekend in the NFL, which means there are just four teams remaining in the NFL Playoffs. That number will be reduced to just two by the end of Sunday night, and the Super Bowl matchup will be set.
There have been plenty of exciting games already in the NFL Playoffs, but these two games on Sunday should be even better. The AFC features the top two seeds, while the NFC game will have two of the best quarterbacks of all-time.
Here is a quick breakdown of each game, with a betting pick for each of the matchups.
The NFC Championship Game will be the first game on Sunday, and this is a highly-anticipated matchup of two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have never met in the postseason, but that will change on Sunday.
Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won two straight road games to reach the NFC Championship Game, including a win over the Saints in New Orleans. The Bucs got off to a slow start this season, but they come into this game red-hot.
The defense of Tampa Bay had four takeaways in the win over the Saints, and that unit will be tested again in this game. Getting pressure on Rodgers will be a huge key for the Bucs.
Rodgers threw 48 touchdown passes during the regular season, and the Packers led the NFL in scoring. Wide receiver Davante Adams had 18 touchdown receptions and also found the end zone in the divisional round win over the Rams.
Green Bay’s defense has gotten better as the year has gone along, and it will be coming after Brady in this game. The Packers don’t mind playing in a high-scoring game, especially if Rodgers has the ball in his hands late in the game.
This game should be a classic, and there are going to be plenty of points scored. In the end, it is just too hard to bet against Brady in the postseason, and he will deliver again for the Buccaneers.
Take the 3.5 points, but look for Tampa Bay to stun the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
The top two seeds are still standing in the AFC, as it will be the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs beat the Bills by a score of 26-17 during the regular season, but the stakes are much higher this time around.
Buffalo is led by quarterback Josh Allen, who threw for over 4,500 yards during the regular season. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs led the league in several receiving categories, and these two will be a huge key for the Bills in this game.
The Bills did give up more than 23 points per game during the regular season, but that unit has been solid in the playoffs. There is plenty of speed in the secondary, which will be a huge factor against the Chiefs.
Kansas City is the reigning Super Bowl champion, but it has a major injury concern heading into this matchup. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a concussion in the win over the Browns, and his status for this game could dictate the outcome.
The Chiefs still have Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce available, and that duo combined for more than 2,100 receiving yards this season. Kansas City wants to play fast, and it wants to score points in a hurry.
This should be a terrific game, but the Chiefs just know how to get it done in the postseason. Buffalo will keep it close, but the Chiefs score late to win the game and cover the spread.
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