NFL Playoffs 2023: Conference Championship Game Day Previews

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Four teams remain, as two teams will punch their ticket to Super Bowl 56 by the end of today.

The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC title game, and the nightcap belongs to a 2022 AFC Championship rematch matchup between Cincinnati and Kansas City.

Let’s preview the day, shall we?

NFC Championship

49ers vs. Eagles 3:00 p.m. ET, FOX

The top two seeds in the NFC took care of business and will now fight for the right to party and to be National Football Conference Champions. The Niners are looking for a better outcome after falling to the Los Angles Rams last season in the NFC title game, while the Eagles are making their first appearance in the game since 2017.

The NFC title game is a tale of two similar teams. Both teams rank in the Top 5 of the best offensive and defensive units in the 2022-23 season. However, in the postseason, the Eagles are first in both overall defense and offense.

The Niners will once again be starting third-string QB Brock Purdy, who has looked more like a first-string talent, as the weeks pass. Something tells me that turnovers will be the key to this game. A stat in which San Francisco holds the slight edge in during postseason play.

AFC Championship

Bengals vs. Chiefs 6:30 p.m. ET, CBS

A new-age rivalry will be renewed when Cincinnati and Kansas City meet in the AFC Championship game on Sunday night. The Bengals are bringing all the swagger, as the team has won their last three meetings against Kansas City. One of those games being last season’s AFC Title game.

The tale of the tape is easy to review. Two high-powered offenses will be looking to put up points in a hurry. It’s Mahomes vs. Burrow, mid-BBQ vs. horrid chili. The winning fanbase of this matchup will gloat for a long time about a sweet, sweet victory.

The last matchup between the team’s happened in Week 13 of this season, with the Chiefs losing 27-24 in their trip to Cincinnati. Sunday’s game in “Burrowhead” will be electric from start to finish. This game could come down to who has possession last.

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