Predictions for each NFL championship video games

Are you prepared for some playoff soccer, Chiefs Kingdom?

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs are again for the third spherical of the playoffs after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars within the AFC divisional spherical. They’ll face the Cincinnati Bengals at GEHA Subject at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. CT for his or her matchup within the AFC Championship Sport.

Simply as we did final weekend with our predictions submit, the Chiefs Wire employees will share predictions for each the AFC and NFC title video games. Under you’ll discover all of our picks for the playoff video games on Sunday, in addition to our ideas on which groups will advance to play in Tremendous Bowl LVII:

Charles Goldman’s prediction:s

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Playoff win-loss file: 9-1

Eagles (1) vs. 49ers (2): 49ers 27, Eagles 24

I’m undecided the Eagles have confronted a crew to date this season with the variety of weapons the 49ers have on offense. They’ll beat you on the bottom with McCaffrey and Mitchell or cube you up via the air with Samuel, Aiyuk and Kittle. Their protection has the horses within the trenches to problem a proficient Eagles offensive line and drive errors from Jalen Hurts.

Chiefs (1) vs. Bengals (3): Chiefs 31, Bengals 27

I picked the Bengals in USA TODAY Sports activities Weekly, however after practices and media all week, I’ve determined to flip my choose. Patrick Mahomes seems unhampered by his ankle harm. The complete crew appears locked in and set on flipping their fortunes towards Cincinnati whereas paying them again for the upset a 12 months in the past. All of the bulletin board materials and being a house underdog at one level this week, it’s offering further motivation for a squad that basically didn’t want it. They really feel like a powder keg that’s able to explode in the easiest way doable. 

Tremendous Bowl LVII: Chiefs vs. 49ers

A rematch of Tremendous Bowl LIV wouldn’t be as enjoyable as seeing Andy Reid face his former crew and the Kelce brothers face off, however I believe it could be a positive consequence. The Chiefs beat the 49ers badly earlier this season and I believe they’ve bought the firepower to win once more within the greatest sport of the season.

Wesley Roesch’s predictions:

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Playoff win-loss file: 10-0

Eagles (1) vs. 49ers (2): Eagles 27, 49ers 20

That is actually a troublesome one to foretell, however I believe it in the end comes right down to offensive firepower. Each groups have the items, however I like the higher QB in Jalen Hurts successful a superb matchup towards a Niners protection that has proven it can provide up factors towards the best offense.

Chiefs (1) vs. Bengals (3): Chiefs 31, Bengals 27

Every of the Chiefs’ three losses towards the Bengals might have gone the opposite method if issues would have swung within the Chiefs’ favor. This time round, the Chiefs are largely wholesome (apart from Mahomes’ ankle, however he seems to be adequate to play) whereas the Bengals are lacking two beginning offensive linemen. The Chiefs have additionally dedicated simply 1 offensive turnover of their final 4 matchups, so don’t count on Travis Kelce to place the ball on the bottom as he did final time.

Tremendous Bowl LVII: Chiefs vs. Eagles

This has been my dream Tremendous Bowl matchup for almost all of the season. Andy Reid vs. his previous crew, Kelce vs. Kelce, Mahomes vs. Hurts… there’s a lot potential for this one to be a traditional.

Ed Easton Jr.’s predictions:

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Playoff win-loss file: 7-3

Eagles (1) vs. 49ers (2): Eagles 17, 49ers 10

The Eagles shall be ready for the nice 49ers’ protection by securing huge performs down the sector with their air assault. On protection, the crew will drive rookie sensation Brock Purdy into uncomfortable passes and capitalize on his errors.

Chiefs (1) vs. Bengals (3): Chiefs 28, Bengals 24

The Chiefs will lastly get their revenge with a victory over the Bengals, ending the three-game skid. Patrick Mahomes will silence any doubters relating to his ankle and would be the sharpest he’s been all 12 months. The Kansas Metropolis protection could have further inspiration to harass Joe Burrow all through the sport main to a different sport of takeaways.

Tremendous Bowl LVII: Chiefs vs. Eagles

The world seems prepared for the Kelce Bowl because the brothers might seemingly faceoff for the Lombardi trophy. The extra storyline of Chiefs coach Andy Reid towards the franchise the place he began his head teaching profession.

Nick Roesch’s predictions:

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Playoff win-loss file: 8-2

Eagles (1) vs. 49ers (2): Eagles 24, 49ers 20

The 49ers’ protection nearly all the time retains them in video games, and I believe it should on this NFC Championship matchup. Sadly for San Fransisco, I imagine luck is about to expire on Brock Purdy. The Eagles’ protection is loads proficient sufficient to drive Purdy into a few errors, and people errors shall be expensive. Philidelphia performs a clear, business-like sport and advances.

Chiefs (1) vs. Bengals (3): Chiefs 31, Bengals 30

I’ve to imagine Steve Spagnuolo and the Chiefs’ protection have cooked one thing as much as get strain on Joe Burrow. They now have three video games of tape on the Bengals’ offense over the course of the final 12 months and lacking a number of beginning offensive linemen has to meet up with Cincinnati sooner or later.

Offensively for the Chiefs, their greatest battle is all the time self-inflicted errors. This will’t be a sport the place they rack up 10 penalties or flip the ball over a number of occasions. The Chiefs have had success operating the ball towards the Bengals’ protection of their earlier matchups, so the run-pass steadiness shall be key.

As for the elephant within the room, I don’t count on Patrick Mahomes’ ankle harm to be an element, barring somebody rolling up on it once more. I believe the Chiefs will seize a late fourth-quarter lead and put the sport away this time.

Tremendous Bowl LVII: Chiefs vs. Eagles

That is one of the best of all of the Tremendous Bowl LVII matchups for my part. Kelce vs. Kelce, Andy Reid vs. his previous crew and a matchup towards two No. 1 seeds. The hype and the sport ought to each ship.

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