NFL Picks: Convention Championships – Sports activities Illustrated Indianapolis Colts Information, Evaluation and Extra

NFL Picks: Conference Championships - Sports Illustrated Indianapolis Colts News, Analysis and More

The AFC and NFC conference championship games promise to be a fascinating TV must-see on Sunday.

Limping but intrepid quarterback Patrick Mahomes leads defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs against the Buffalo Bills and quarterback Josh Allen in an AFC match against two of the NFL’s best young passers-by at 6:40 p.m. at Arrowhead Stadium (CBS- 4 TV). . Mahomes is 25 and Allen is 24. The Bills are trying to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1993 postseason, when Buffalo lost the title game for the fourth year in a row. But unfortunately the Chiefs defend the champions and prefer to return.

The NFC showdown takes on two of the best quarterbacks of all time as 37-year-old Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers host 43-year-old Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field. The forecast predicts a snow probability of 80 percent in the early morning. The question is, will the elements be a factor when the game starts at 3:05 pm (FOX-59 TV)?

The Packers got the number 1 with a regular season of 13: 3 and got into this game with a 32:18 home win against the LA Rams. The Buccaneers (11: 5) had to win two games in a row when they beat Washington by 31:23 and New Orleans by 30:20. It’s worth noting that one of the Packers’ week 6 losses was to the Buccaneers in Tampa, a 38-10 loss that was easily the worst game of the season at Green Bay.

Aaron Rodgers may have had his best season in 2020.

There’s no denying that Brady has been recognized as a six-time Super Bowl winner, four-time Super Bowl MVP, and three-time NFL MVP, among others. But nobody had a better season than Rodgers, the Super Bowl XLV MVP who wanted to earn his second ring. Rodgers completed 70.7% of his passes for 4,299 yards with 48 TDs and only five interceptions. The degree of completion was the highest in his 13 seasons as a starter.

The Buccaneers finished sixth in overall defense, while the Packers finished ninth. But don’t expect Rodgers to have another lousy game like last time he threw two costly interceptions in the second quarter – the first came back for a touchdown and the second was brought back to the Packers 2-yard line, what eventually led to another TD.

The guess is that Rodgers will be playing enough games to move forward. Based on how amazing he was, this seems like a fate.

In Kansas City, Mahomes was struck off the concussion log and it’s good to crack the bills. He still has a toe injury, but the Super Bowl LIV MVP finished second in the NFL with 4,740 yards despite skipping the regular season finale. He had 38 TD passes and only six INTs.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is back in the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Patrick Mahomes cleared the concussion protocol late this week.

Allen’s third-year rise as an MVP nominee makes Bill’s Mafia fans believe anything is possible. He completed 69.2% of his passes for 4,544 yards and 37 TDs with 10 interceptions.

The safe choices are the Chiefs and the number 1 in the NFL. But don’t sleep on the bills, which finished second at 31.3 points per game, while the Chiefs finished sixth at 29.6 ppg.

This has all the requirements for offensive shooting – the Bills Defense ranked 14th in the fewest allowed yards while the Chiefs Defense ranked 16th. The Chiefs linked up with the Indianapolis Colts for 10th place on the fewest allowed points at 22.6 per game, while the Bills were in 16th place with 23.4 points.

With most experts picking the chiefs here, a vote for the unexpected in choosing an invoice is upset. Insane? Sure, but these tips are always submitted for fun. And drawing for the underdogs will be more fun than playing it safe.

Good luck, picker!

PhilB’s picks

Buccaneers at Packers – Packers

Bills at Chiefs – Bills

Divisional – 3-1 (.750)

Playoffs – 7-3 (.700)

Overall – 180-85-1 (.679)

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