NFL Conference Championships Preview

NFL Conference Championships Preview

The NFL is getting to the final stages now, with the fantastic Divisional Round last week throwing up some strong performances. With the Cincinnati Bengals upsetting the favored Buffalo Bills with a fantastic defensive performance, they are the only team not seeded first or second in the Conference Championships, and the lineup this year is as strong as we’ve seen in years.

It promises to be an exciting showdown as four elite teams will battle it out for a chance to play in the biggest game of the year, the Super Bowl.

So with that said, let’s have a look at the matchups in this weekend’s NFL Conference Championships and see what we have to get excited for.


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NFC: 49ers (2) @ Eagles (1) - Jan 29th, 3:00 pm ET

This weekend's NFC Conference Championship matchup between the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles and the second-seeded San Francisco 49ers promises to be a thrilling and intense showdown. The Eagles come into the game fresh off a dominant 38-7 victory over the New York Giants in last weekend's Divisional Round. Led by quarterback Jalen Hurts and a strong defensive unit, the Eagles will look to continue their winning ways and secure a spot in the Super Bowl.

The 49ers, on the other hand, had to battle hard to secure a 19-12 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in their Divisional Round matchup. Despite the close score, the 49ers extended their winning streak to 12 games and will look to continue their winning ways against the Eagles. The 49ers' defense has been an integral part of the team's success this season, and they will need to be at their best to stop the Eagles' potent offense.

The Eagles and 49ers have met each other twice in the playoffs, with the Eagles winning both matchups. However, this season's 49ers team is different, and they are looking to avenge their previous losses, with the legend of this year’s last-picked rookie quarterback Brock Purdy growing with every game. It will be a tough game to call, both teams are well-matched, but it should be a great game to watch. With a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, expect nothing less than a thrilling and intense competition between these two talented teams.

Odds: Philadelphia Eagles -154 favorites

AFC: Bengals (3) @ Chiefs (1) - Jan 29th, 6:30 pm ET

The AFC Conference Championship clash between the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs and the third-seeded Cincinnati Bengals is also going to be a fiery match to remember. The Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, scraped past a determined Jacksonville Jaguars team 27-20 in last weekend's Divisional Round despite Mahomes having to play through an ankle injury. The 2020 Super Bowl champions will be looking to get back onto their throne and secure a spot in the Super Bowl once again.

The Bengals, on the other hand, come into the game fresh off a shocking 27-10 victory over the pre-playoff favorites Buffalo Bills in their Divisional Round matchup. Led by quarterback Joe Burrow, the Bengals will look to continue their underdog story and reach their second successive Super Bowl. The Bengals’ defense has been a strong point throughout the season, and they will need to be at their best to stop the high-powered Chiefs offense.

The Bengals and Chiefs have met each other three in the playoffs, with the Chiefs winning the first two matchups before the Bengals upset them in last year’s Conference Championships. This season's Bengals team is playing even better, and they are looking to upset the Chiefs for the second year in a row. It will be a tough game to call, as both teams have been in excellent form the past few weeks. It might come down to the wire as it did last year.

Odds: Kansas City Chiefs -118 favorites

Author: Dan Anderson