It’s Conference Championship Sunday, with the AFC first off and the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Tennessee Titans.
The Titans have been the surprise package of the playoffs – traveling to beat first to the third-seeded New England Patriots and then the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens. They will be outsiders again versus the second-seeded Chiefs, and will have to rely once more on the broad shoulders of running back Derek Henry.
The Chiefs found themselves in a deep hole against the Houston Texans last week, but were able to dig themselves out thanks to the ability of superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his almost telepathic relationship with tight end Travis Kelce.
The Titans will have to double team Kelce, based on the number of times Mahomes went to him, and this is likely to leave others one on one. The main deep threat for the Chiefs is Tyreek Hill. We can see him catching some bombs, and like the 7/2 offered that he has the most receiving yards from the two games.
The late game sees the Green Bay Packers heading west to take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Conference Championship.
These two teams met in the regular season, with the 49ers dealing the Pack a 37-8 thrashing in November. No one is suggesting this game will be as one sided, but the home team are still strong favourites.
The Packers have one of the game’s outstanding quarterbacks to lead them, in Aaron Rogers, but he was given a very hard time by the 49ers defensive line in November. And they looked equally impressive last week against the Vikings.
We’re going to side with the 49ers, and think tight end George Kittle is going to have a big game. We’ll take him to score a brace of touchdowns.
Chiefs/Titans: Hill to have the most receiving yards in both games, 1 pt, at 7/2, William Hill
49ers/Packers: Kittle to score a brace of touchdowns, 1 pt, at 17/2, SkyBet
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