NFL Conference Championships: A Wild Night Of NFL Action

Published January 21, 2019 by Sol FH

NFL Conference Championships: A Wild Night Of NFL Action

A night of overtime history and bad calls made it a Conference Championship to remember.

The NFL Divisional Championships are now over, but before we look ahead to the Superbowl LIII, let's take a look back at what happened last night in two of the biggest OT games in the history of the NFL playoffs. Now if you didn't see the games last night...spoiler alert ahead so beware. 

NFC Conference Championship

New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams

All that can be said about this game is wow, what a mistake the officials made, which cost the Saints a trip to the Superbowl. The Saints came out with a fury at the Superdome leading after the first quarter 13-0. That lead was short-lived though as the Rams fought back in the second quarter with a touchdown and a field goal to make it 13-10. During halftime, the defenses must have been getting fired up for the third and fourth quarters as they controlled the rest of the game. Both teams had a touchdown in the third quarter, which led us to the fourth, wherein the Saints were delivered a bombshell. 

Late in the fourth quarter, the game was tied at 20 apiece. The Saints were driving, and it looked as though they would score. Then, the worst thing that could've happened to them did. The refs blew a call, or should we say, a non-call. Quarterback Drew Brees threw a beautiful ball to Tommy Lee Lewis. Lewis was in the perfect spot to catch the ball, but Rams' defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman hit him hard with his helmet before the ball reached him, which

With the Saints driving, quarterback Drew Brees threw a pass toward wide receiver Tommylee Lewis. It appeared Lewis was in good position to catch the ball, but Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman barreled into him and appeared to hit him with his helmet. The play ended with no call and led to overtime where the Rams won the game and advanced. 

bet365 Sports lists the Rams as underdogs ahead of the big game listing them at 2.10 to win. 

AFC Conference Championship

Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots

It is official; there is no other Quarterback in the game today that is as clutch as Tom Brady is. This game was one of the most intense displays of the last few years. The Patriots won! That's it, enough said! But no, seriously, what a game. The Patriots opening drive was the longest in the team's history, and it ended with an easy touchdown to kick things off. The second quarter was more of the same, and by halftime, the Pats led 14-0. In the third quarter, the Chiefs struck back with a TD, but the Patriots got a field goal making it 17-7 going into the fourth quarter. The Chiefs scored 24-points in the fourth quarter and were leading the game, but then, the magic man himself, Mr. Tom Brady took over and scored two TD's to level the game at 31-31. The game went to overtime, and the Patriots scored a TD to win the game. 

Heading to yet another Superbowl, the Patriots are favorites at bet365 Sports to win again at 1.76. 

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