This weekend see’s two championship games scheduled for the NFL that see’s the Kansas City Chiefs play host to the Buffalo Bills in an afternoon match-up Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium for the right to see who will represent the American Conference champions.
The second game played on Sunday afternoon in a game played at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field see’s the Tampa Buccaneers on Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay to see who wins and advances to represent the National Conference in the championship game.o
The game on Saturday has the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs 14-2 hosting the Buffalo Bills in the AFC match-up minus their leader Patrick Mahomes who will have to sit out the game suffering from a concussion in the divisional game against the Cleveland Browns last week in a 22-17 victory advancing them the conference Championship game against the Bills.
Their opponent the Buffalo Bills have a magical season winning the AFC East title for the first time since 1993 that follows a 27-year drought.
As for the Franchise dating back in the glory years with Hall of Famer Jim Kelly leading them to the Super Bowl with a missed Steve Christie game winning FG that sailed wide left that saw them fall 19-17 the Dallas Cowboys.
But this is a different Buffalo team that beat you on offense, defense and a special team with a lot of weapons on both sides of the ball and it will be a tough game for the defending Champions Chiefs in what is expected to be a dog fight between the trenches.
The Bills are coming off back to back wins in the NFL playoffs with victories over the Indianapolis Colts on a late field goal pulling out a narrow 27-24 win and then defeated the Baltimore Ravens 17-3 holding the Baltimore offence to a single field goal.
The National Conference game sees Aaron Rogers 13-3 Green Bay Packers hosting the 11-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This is the game which matches up two of the league’s best QB’s in the game with the winner punching their ticket to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
Green Bay won the division and had the best record in the NFC 13-3 in the regular season and defeated the LA Rams in the divisional playoffs 32-18 to advance to the title game led by Aaron Rogers and a finalist for the NFL MVP award.
Tampa Bay Bucs are led by future hall of fame inductee Tom Brady who is in his first year after a long and distinguished career with the Patriots taking the top 9 Super Bowls, winning 6 times in his time with them.
This will be his (Tom Brady’s) 14th NFL Championship as he searches for another trip to the Super Bowl.
He has had a record year in Tampa as the Bucs finished with a record of 11-5 and has led them to consecutive wins in the post season a wild card win 31-23 over Washington and last week a 30-20 win over the New Orleans Saints to reach the title game.
For a preview of this weekends games in the NFL championships go the www.nfl.com
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