NFC title game update: The Bucs beat the Packers 31-26 to advance to Super Bowl 55. Tom Brady struggled with three interceptions but also found three receivers for touchdowns. The two keys late in the game were Packers head coach Matt LaFleur deciding to kick a field goal with just over two minutes remaining and down 8 and a defensive pass interference penalty on Kevin King. While King did commit DPI, the refs had let a lot of the physical stuff go earlier in the game. Packers fans will be complaining about that for a while.
There are two more Sundays left with NFL games until next season. That’s it. Fortunately, we’ve got a pair of really great matchups on tap for Championship weekend, which means we should have a fantastic Super Bowl with whoever wins this Sunday.
The NFC Championship is up first on Sunday—the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Green Bay Packers. That game is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at Lambeau Field. Kickoff time is at 3:05 p.m. ET on FOX. In the booth for this one will be Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, and Tom Rinaldi, and Luis Rodriguez for the Spanish language broadcast. It will also be on the FOX Deportes channel.
The Packers are favored by 3.5 points, according to the DraftKings sportsbook. If Green Bay pulls it off, that will the franchise a total of 37 postseason wins, tying the Patriots for the most in NFL history. The projected points total is 52 points, the lower of the two game this weekend. One thing to note, Aaron Rodgers has 48 touchdown passes this season, a career high, and Tom Brady has 40. The Packers average 31.8 points per game and the Bucs are right behind at 30.8.
The AFC Championship game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs kicks off at 6:40 p.m. ET. That game is in Kansas City, and will be broadcast on CBS. The broadcast team for this one has Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn, and Armando Quintero for the Spanish language broadcast.
The Chiefs are favored by three points in this one, according to DraftKings sportsbook. The over/under is sitting at 54 points, and like the NFC game, both teams are VERY productive when it comes to scoring. The Chiefs average 29.6 points per game, and the Bills average 31.3 points per game.