NFL Championships: What to expect this weekend
Sports Jan 15, 2020 Mariana Belham
This weekend will be decisive for the Super Bowl. The Conference Championships take place Sunday and here is what to expect.
Chiefs vs. Titans
In the AFC Championship, the Kansas City Chiefs play against the underdog Tennessee Titans at the Arrowhead Stadium, at 3:05 p.m. ET.
The Chiefs are coming off a 20-point come from behind victory against Houston Texans. The final score being 51-31 driven by the Chiefs’ offence which ranks in the top 10 in passing (#5) and in total offence (#6).
On the other hand, the Chiefs struggle to run the ball, ranking in the bottom half of the league in total rush offence (#23). This is a problem the Titans don’t have as their rushing attack ranks third and running back Derrick Henry has seemed unstoppable at times.
This season, Henry has scored 16 touchdowns, with an impressive average of 5.1 yards per carry. He ran a total of 1,540 yards.
The game promises to be hard on the Titans, as they are ranked very low in the other categories, being the 12th in offence, 21st in defence and 21st in passing. This is supported by the Vegas Odds Makers as they predict the Chiefs to win by 7.5 points.
Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers
The NFC championship will go down between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium, at 6:40 p.m. ET.
Both teams are coming off a victory with 28 and 27 points respectively.
The 49ers have a bigger advantage upon the Packers. They rank fourth place in total offence and they are the second-best in total defence. On the offence, they have the running backs Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Mike Breida. Their combined average per carry is 4.9 yards.
On top of that, the 49ers are also in second place at rushing.
The game might be hard on the Packers as they rank only 18th place in total offence and defence. In fact, the Vegas Odds Maker points out a higher chance of victory to 49ers by a touchdown.
Despite the odds, the superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems to be calm, according to a tweet from Lily Zhao of WFRV:
Both of the games will be streamed by CTV and TSN.