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As the countdown to Super Bowl LVII continues, anticipation is building among teams and fans alike. The identities of the teams competing in the NFL's premier event have yet to be determined, but by the end of the weekend, we will know which teams will square off on Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Can the Cincinnati Bengals make it to two straight Super Bowls? Will Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes‘ ankle hold up? Will Brock Purdy continue to get the job done? Will the Philadelphia Eagles‘ offense be able to do enough to win against a tough San Francisco 49ers defense? We will soon have the answer to those questions.
AFC and NFC Championship Game Matchups
Joe Burrow and the No. 3 seed Cincinnati Bengals have an opportunity to make it to their second consecutive Super Bowl, but in order to make that happen, they will have to defeat Patrick Mahomes and the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. In the NFC Championship Game, Jalen Hurts and the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles will host Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers to determine which team will advance to Super Bowl LVII.
How to Watch the AFC Championship Game
- Matchup: Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
- Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
- Date: Jan. 29
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: CBS
How to Watch the NFC Championship Game
- Matchup: San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
- Date: Jan. 29
- Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: FOX
AFC Championship Game Prediction
It is very tough to pick against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs when they are playing at Arrowhead Stadium, especially when the temperatures start to drop. That being said, Joe Burrow is 4-0 against the Chiefs as quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals, and Burrow is 11-0 in the NFL when the temperature is below 45 degrees. I am rolling with the Bengals in a thriller.
Bengals 27 (-1.5)
NFC Championship Game Prediction
The San Francisco 49ers have been the hottest team in the NFL for quite some time now, and they have done it with rookie Brock Purdy as their quarterback. But when I look at this matchup, I see a very good Philadelphia Eagles pass rush to go along with a solid secondary. Could Purdy remain calm under pressure as he has done since taking over at QB, or will the Eagles' defense force him to make a costly mistake or two? My guess is the latter.
San Francisco 49ers 20
Philadelphia Eagles 27 (-2.5)