Super Chance: Championship Sunday


Jeffrey T. Barnes

Bills Quarterback Josh Allen and receiver Stephon Diggs prepare to play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Championship Sunday.

Kennedy Jones, Staff Writer

This weekend is Championship Sunday in the NFL. These two games will determine a champion in the NFC and AFC. But most importantly, it decides what two teams who will play at the Super Bowl on February 7.

There are four teams left after the divisional rounds that were played last weekend. In the NFC, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Green Bay Packers at 2:00 PM. The AFC championship will be a battle against the reigning super bowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Buffalo Bills at 5:40 PM in KC.

Tom Brady from the Buc’s and Aaron Rodgers on the Packers is a quarterback matchup you won’t want to miss. Brady has led Tampa Bay to their first playoff appearance since 2007. However, Rodgers has been on fire recently, and his Packers are fan favorites to win this matchup.

Green Bay had success during the regular season with a record of 13-3 leading the NFC North and winning against the LA Rams last weekend. The Packers offense is electric thanks to Rodgers and receivers like Davante Adams and Allen Lazard. And with a strong running game from Aaron Jones, they should be unstoppable. They’re defense has played well as of late, but will they be strong enough to stop Brady?

The Buccaneers have been good all season with a record of 11-5. The key for Tampa will be to keep a steady defense. Their offense will be lively with talented receivers like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and running backs all led by Brady. They’re defense will need to shut down the Packers running game and get to Rodgers early, limiting the pack’s chances on offense. Nevertheless expect lots of scoring from both teams.

The final AFC matchup on Sunday will be the Buffalo Bills and the defending champs, the Kansas City Chiefs at 5:40 PM. Buffalo’s QB Josh Allen and the rest of the Bills have proved that they deserve to be in the Super Bowl with a record of 13-3. However, the big story is in KC.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is still questionable after his concussion scare during last weekend’s divisional round against the Browns. His backup, Chad Henne, was able to pull through with several clutch plays to secure a Chiefs win. If Mahomes is healthy and their defense is on point, the Chiefs will likely have success against the Bills.

This is the first time the Bills have made it to the AFC Championship game since 1998. Their defense shined last week against Baltimore holding them to just three points. They will need to do the same thing against Kansas City this Sunday but that is a much larger task. On offense, Allen and receiver Stephon Diggs will need to put together a huge game if they want to compete with the amazing Chiefs offense and the likes of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.

Get ready for more football this Sunday to see which two teams will advance to the Super Bowl. Kickoffs are at 2:05 on FOX and 5:40 on CBS.