The NFL Conference Championship games are set for this Sunday afternoon. The last four remaining teams will look to be one step closer of reaching the Super Bowl this Sunday. The top four teams left have some great players and a great coaching staff around them. Three of the four quarterbacks left have won the Super Bowl before except for Josh Allen. No doubt that these four teams will give it their all so that they can win their Conference and head to the Super Bowl.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers
Tom Brady overcame Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints last week thanks to the Buccaneers defense who came through in the latter stages of the game. This time, the Buccaneers will face another tough offense who is the top ranked scoring offense in the NFL.
It will be a tough task as the game will be held in Lambeau Field with a few fans and some extreme cold weather. There is a chance for some snow during the game, so we will see who this benefits in the end. The Packers are used to this type of weather, while the Buccaneers are used to playing in warmer outdoor conditions.
However, the Buccaneers look like a real threat as they have a real offensive power with so many weapons. Although, there is a concern in the availability of their wide receiver Antonio Brown who will be a game time decision whether he plays or not. He suffered a knee injury last Sunday against the Saints and has not fully practiced all week.
Clearly, the attention is once again with the two elite quarterbacks. This time Tom Brady will be facing Aaron Rodgers who comes from an excellent performance against a tough Los Angeles Rams defense. This will be the fourth time that these two future Hall of Famers will face each other and the first time they face each other in the postseason.
Brady has won twice while Rodgers has beaten Brady once when still played with the New England Patriots. The last time the Packers reached the Super Bowl it was back in 2010. That year the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers.
No doubt that this will be a great game with both teams being well balanced offensively and defensively. If Brady wins this game, he will join Kurt Warner Craig Morton and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to lead two different franchises to a Super Bowl appearance. Indeed this is a great matchup and we will see who comes out victorious in the end.
Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes suffered a concussion in the Chiefs win against the Cleveland Browns. Mahomes came off the game and did not return back. With this in mind, it will be interesting to see if he is ready to play on Sunday afternoon as he has been practicing during the week. Passing the leagues concussion protocols will be the only way Mahomes can play on Sunday.
On the other hand, Josh Allen has had an amazing year and a great postseason. He has been taking advantage of the high level of playing from Stefon Diggs. He has targeted Diggs a lot throughout the season as well as the veteran Cole Beasley who’s had some monster games during the regular season.
The Chiefs offense no question is the strongest point of the team, however the defense has stepped up when needed to. Chiefs coach Andy Reid has called some incredible and smart plays throughout the season and playoffs. He will look to lead his team to a back to back playoff appearance. Indeed the Chiefs are heavy favorites to win this match, but the Bills will try to create the biggest upset in their franchise history.
The last time that the Bills made it to the Super Bowl, it was back in 1994. They lost to the Dallas Cowboys 30-13. In the early 90s, the Bills went to four consecutive Super Bowls from 1990 through 1994. They ended up losing all four games even though they were the team to beat every time in those years. They will now try to change that by defeating Mahomes and company this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Fantastic Football This Sunday Afternoon
These two games undoubtedly will bring lots of excitement and a lot of action. Nail bitters should be prepared to experience a lot of drama with these two games. These four teams are some high scoring teams so do not be shocked if each game is a high scoring one in the end.
The Bills will look to surprise everyone and defeat Mahomes and the Chiefs at home. On the other hand, Tom Brady will try to defeat some cheese heads and keep on making history as one of the greatest of all time. Altogether, it is looking to be a fantastic weekend for sport fans around the world.