Previewing the NFL’s championship spherical

For the fifth straight season, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs will host the AFC Championship Recreation.

They’ll have an opportunity to avenge final yr’s AFC Championship loss as nicely since they’re set to face the Cincinnati Bengals for the second yr in a row. The winner of that recreation will face the San Francisco 49ers or the Philadelphia Eagles in Tremendous Bowl LVII.

Listed below are the 4 potential Tremendous Bowl matchups with chances added primarily based on predictions from FiveThirtyEight at time of publish:

(3) CIN
at (1) KC

(2) SF
at (1) PHI














Let’s preview the upcoming Championship Sunday on January 29.

AFC Championship: (3) Cincinnati Bengals at (1) Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

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When: 5:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 29 (CBS)
Tipico odds
: Chiefs -1
FiveThirtyEight chance: Chiefs 57%

The Chiefs and Bengals would be the late recreation on Championship Sunday, in order that they’ll know their potential Tremendous Bowl opponent earlier than they take their first snap.

The Chiefs have had a little bit of bother with Cincinnati ever since Joe Burrow took over as quarterback for the Bengals. Burrow is 3-0 towards the Chiefs with all three wins taking place over the course of 1 calendar yr in 2022. Kansas Metropolis simply can’t discover the best recipe to knock off the Bengals, with all three losses taking place by three factors.

Will this time be totally different? It’s robust to say, however issues gained’t be any simpler for the Chiefs with QB Patrick Mahomes suffering a high-ankle sprain in the course of the staff’s divisional spherical win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Your complete Chiefs squad will have to be on its A-game with a view to pull off this victory towards a hungry Cincinnati staff that’s able to get again to the massive recreation.

NFC Championship: (2) San Francisco 49ers at (1) Philadelphia Eagles

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When: 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 29 (FOX)
Tipico odds
: Eagles -2.5
FiveThirtyEight chance: Eagles 59%

That is an fascinating matchup from Kansas Metropolis’s perspective as a result of each the 49ers and Eagles pose intriguing storylines because the Chiefs’ potential Tremendous Bowl opponent.

A potential Chiefs-49ers Tremendous Bowl could be a rematch of Tremendous Bowl LIV. The Chiefs gained that Tremendous Bowl, getting back from a 20-10 deficit to attain 21 unanswered factors within the fourth quarter and win 31-20. San Francisco absolutely desires that recreation again, particularly with new faces at quarterback and working again.

A possible Chiefs-Eagles Tremendous Bowl matchup would have some notable ties. After all, the primary that involves thoughts is Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s ties to Philly, the place he served as head coach from 1999-2012 and appeared in a single Tremendous Bowl. There’s additionally the Kelce connection: Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce’s brother Jason is the Eagles’ all-pro middle. The Kelce brothers’ New Heights Podcast will surely be a must-listen main as much as a Ok.C.-Philly Tremendous Bowl.

Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire

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