NFL Conference Championships: Preview And OddsPublished January 21, 2021 by Sol FH
Four teams remain in the race to the Super Bowl and all the action gets underway Sunday at 20:00 GMT and Monday at 23:40 GMT.
This Sunday and Monday we will be treated to two of the biggest games of 2021. The AFC and NFC Conference Championships kick-off and millions of viewers around the world will be tuning in to see which two teams will make it to Super Bowl 55. In a season that has had more complications than ever before, the four remaining teams have really overcome formidable obstacles to first, stay healthy, and second, to outplay the rest of the teams in the league.
All we really have left is to pick who we think the winners will be, and hopefully, after reading this you'll be able to make the right decisions.
Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday at 20:00 GMT
We should really call this game for what it is...Rodgers vs. Brady, Part 4.
When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers take the field, it will mark the fourth meeting between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, both future Hall of Famers.
Tom Brady has beaten Aaron Rodgers in 2 of 3 games so far, including a dominant 38-10 win in Week 6. That game was one of the most dominating performances by any team this season. Brady and the Bucs were down 10-0 after a quarter. Then, in classic Brady style, scored 38 unanswered points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters and held on to a scoreless 4th.
The Bucs were able to beat the Saints in the Divisional game on Sunday, 30-20, sending New Orleans to the golf course for another off-season. The Packers downed the Los Angeles Rams, 32-18 in their Divisional game to set up this matchup.
This is a very tough game to pick, although it looks like the Bucks could be the better team with a few more weapons on their roster. However, the Packers have been strong all season, and Rodgers at home is going to be very hard to beat, especially if the snow is falling as it is expected to do.
Brady has had an incredible season, as has Aaron Rodgers, giving this game a lot more of a competitive edge.
NFC Championship Game
The Packers are at Lambeau and are the favorites to win. At bet365 Sports, Green Bay is listed at 1.57 for the outright win. Brady must win from the underdog position with odds at 2.55 for him to lead his team to victory.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills, Monday at 23:40 GMT
The main event in the AFC is this huge matchup between Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl Champion Chiefs, and, the Buffalo Bills who are on a fairytale season.
One of the biggest updates that we still do not have is the condition of QB Patrick Mahomes who exited from last week's win over the Browns due to fears of a concussion. He has a few days left to pass concussion protocol or he will not be able to play in the Conference game. That would be the worst-case scenario for the Chiefs as their former MVP controls the offense and creates plays on every snap.
Currently, Chad Henne could be at the helm yet again on Monday Night. He was fairly decent in the Divisional Game only making one really bad mistake which was the interception in the endzone. The Chiefs help on to be the Browns 22-17.
The Bills have a great chance to get to the Super Bowl and you can bet their home town is ready to rumble.
AFC Championship Odds
Sticking with bet365 Sports, the odds ahead of this one is similar to the Packers/Bucs game. Mahomes and the Chiefs are in the driver's seat at 1.60, while the Bills are at 2.45.
The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were correct at the time of writing, Thursday, Jan. 21 at 12:45 GMT.