As the NFL conference championship weekend approaches, we anticipate a thrilling next few weeks. Here are our predictions for how the remainder of this season’s playoffs will unfold!
AFC Championship: Kansas City Chiefs
Two powerful teams with elite quarterbacks are competing for the second straight AFC Championship.
While I am a fan of Joe Burrow and the Bengals, it’s difficult to envision Patrick Mahomes missing out on his Super Bowl appearance for another year in a row.
The Bengals got the better of them last time, but I believe this will be an opportunity for Mahomes to even up their postseason score at 1-1 and overall record against Burrow at 3-1.
On a mission. pic.twitter.com/0Zlj0wQCRs
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 24, 2023
Now that he isn’t 100%, there is added motivation for him to take advantage of this situation.
NFC Championship: San Francisco 49ers
In my opinion, the San Francisco 49ers have one of the most balanced teams in the league.
They boast a top-notch defence and an offensive unit with no lack of talented players for any combination. Even though their quarterback, Brock Purdy, is still relatively new on the team, he’s building up his ardour and should be ready come game time.
We set the tone ?
Relive the team’s Divisional Round victory on this week’s 49 Hours presented by @NRGenergy.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) January 26, 2023
This year they had some of best-run defenders around, which would spell trouble to their opponents who may need to opt for aerial attacks instead; not forgetting, they also have a formidable pass rush waiting in reserve! Unless something goes terribly wrong with them internally. I don’t see how this match can slip away from them.
Super Bowl: Kansas City Chiefs
With two weeks to recuperate his ankle, Mahomes should be in peak form for the Super Bowl.
The current 49ers team is not comparable to the one that Kansas City bested during last year’s game. However, KC hasn’t earned a championship since then, and they will undoubtedly be determined to triumph this time around.
San Francisco has come close before, yet there exists an extensive disparity between just making it into the big show and emerging as champions. This knowledge of what it takes will ultimately return Kansas City back to its former glory – winning a ring!
What are your NFL Conference Championship weekend picks? Let us know in the comments below!