The divisional round of the playoffs certainly settled some narratives about who were the best teams in the NFL. Ultimately, the league has its top four teams playing on conference championship weekend.

Tea philadelphia eagles rolled to victory over the new york giants, showing that they are still one of the best teams in the league and the Super Bowl contender they have been all season. Philadelphia will host the NFC Championship Game against the san francisco 49erswho won a match against him Dallas Cowboys to set up the conference with a matchup of their top two seeds.

The AFC Championship Game has a highly anticipated rematch between the Kansas City Chiefs Y Cincinnati Bengals in what will surely be one of the best games of the season. Patrick Mahomes put in a spectacular performance on a high ankle sprain to get the Chiefs past the Jacksonville Jaguars while Joe Burrow led the Bengals to a dominating victory over the buffalo bills — in snowy buffalo.

Conference championship weekend has the makings of an absolute timer. Here’s an early primer of what’s coming next week.

All odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook

NFC Championship Game

(2) San Francisco 49ers at (1) Philadelphia Eagles

When: Sunday, January 29, 3 pm ET
TELEVISION: fox | Stream: fuboTV
Line: Eagles -2.5, O/U 46

featured game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. san francisco 49ers

The 49ers and Eagles don’t have much of a playoff history, as Philadelphia and San Francisco met just once in the postseason (49ers won 14-0 in the 1996 NFC Wild Card round). Jalen Hurts and Brock Purdy, both starting quarterbacks in the game, weren’t even born yet. It hurts (24 years, 175 days) vs. Purdy (23 years, 33 days) will be the youngest matchup in NFC Championship Game history.

Purdy is the fourth quarterback drafted in the sixth round or later (or not drafted) to win a conference championship in his first season as a starter. The 49ers are playing their 18th conference championship game, the most in NFL history (and their third in the last four years). They are the only NFC team to never play Philadelphia in a playoff game on the road.

Hurts is the youngest quarterback in Eagles history to reach the conference championship game, breaking Donovan McNabb’s record from 2001. This is the Eagles’ seventh appearance in a conference championship game since 2000. , the most in the NFC and behind only New England Patriots More in the NFL. The Eagles are seeking their fourth Super Bowl appearance in franchise history and their second in the past six seasons.

The Eagles finished with the best offense in the NFC in points and yards per game. The 49ers finished with the best defense in the NFC in points and yards per game. This game will definitely fix the old vs. offense. defense debate, setting the stage for a thriller in Philadelphia.

AFC Championship Game

(4) Cincinnati Bengals at (1) Kansas City Chiefs

When: Sunday, January 29, 6:30 p.m. ET
TELEVISION: CBS | Stream: Paramount+
Line: Bengals -2, O/U 46.5

featured game | Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals

A rematch of last year’s AFC title game against the Chiefs and Bengals is already worth it. Add Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow to the mix and NFL fans could be ready to embrace another classic, especially with Mahomes playing with a sprained high ankle.

Mahomes has never beaten the Bengals since Burrow became the starting quarterback, going 0-3 against him the past two seasons, including last year’s AFC Championship Game, in which Kansas City it blew a 21-10 lead in the second quarter and trailed 27-24 in Over Time. Each of those meetings has been decided by exactly three points, with Cincinnati outscoring Kansas City 26-6 in the fourth quarter and overtime in those games.

Mahomes will join Tom Brady (eight straight) and Ken Stabler (five straight) as the only quarterbacks to start five straight conference championship games, as the Chiefs become the first team in NFL history to play five. consecutive home conference championship games. He is also the only quarterback to lead a team to five conference championship games before his 30th birthday. The Chiefs are looking to become the ninth team to reach the Super Bowl three times in a span of four years.

The Bengals seek to reach the Super Bowl in back-to-back seasons, trying to become the first team since seeding began in 1975 to reach back-to-back Super Bowls without being two-seeded in either season. Joe Burrow can join Russell Wilson as the only quarterbacks to start two Super Bowls in their first three seasons. Burrow is 5-1 in his playoff career and 3-0 on the road (the Bengals never won a postseason game on the road before Burrow). Cincinnati has never lost an AFC Championship Game, going 3-0 in franchise history.

Mahomes vs. Burrow IV should be a classic, regardless of how the Chiefs quarterback plays with his sprained high ankle.

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