Sam’s NFL Week In Review: Conference Championships

The Conference Championship games have come and gone and the Super Bowl matchup is all set. Here is all you need to know before the big game on February 2nd:

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AFC Championship

Chiefs 35, Titans 24

As a Titans fan, I am disappointed in the outcome of this game. However, I am proud of the Titans for putting up a fight and for coming farther than anyone could have imagined this season. As for the game, the Titans struck first, taking a 17-7 lead in the second quarter, but in true Chiefs fashion, Kansas City’s dynamic offense climbed back to a lead before the quarter was even over. Then, Patrick Mahomes and the best offense this postseason continued to pour on the points until the Titans finally responded with four minutes left. However, it was too late, leading to a resounding Chiefs victory and their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1969.

 

NFC Championship

49ers 37, Packers 20

It would seem both of my teams were eliminated in one fell swoop as the 49ers thrashed the Packers in the NFC championship. San Francisco took the lead early and never let it go, jumping up 27-0. The Packers began to rally in the second half, but it was too little too late, with the 49ers scoring just enough points to keep the game well out of reach. The San Francisco defense showed why it is one of the League’s best, constantly keeping Aaron Rodgers under pressure while Raheem Mostert shredded the Packer defense for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns on 29 carries. It was like watching Mostert do his best impression of Derrick Henry, and it was a good one too. To put in perspective just how dominant the 49ers were on the ground, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw just 8 passes the whole game, well, because they never had the need to. It will certainly be intriguing to watch the 49ers stifling defense face off with the high octane Chiefs offense on February 2nd.

 

This concludes the final Sam’s NFL Week In Review. I enjoyed every minute of my time writing about the NFL in it’s 100th season, and be sure to tune in on February 2nd for Super Bowl LIV!