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Conference Championship Sunday: Open thread for Titans-Chiefs and Packers-49ers

Who will make it to the Super Bowl?

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Every team played 16 games during the 2019 season, and all roads have led to Miami. To get there, the two remaining teams in each conference must battle it out this Sunday for the right to play in Super Bowl LIV.

The remaining teams are the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC and the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers in the NFC.

Tennesee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The Titans shocked the football world by upsetting both the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens with a dominant ground attack led by Derrick Henry. The Chiefs are playing in their second straight AFC title game and will host it this year after thriving in their comeback win over the Houston Texans.

The two teams clashed in Week 10 of the regular season, in which the Titans prevailed 35-32. Aside from their stellar defensive play, the Titans will rely heavily on Derrick Henry, who has rushed for a combined 1,273 yards and 11 touchdowns since they last faced off against the Chiefs. The Chiefs will rely on Patrick Mahomes, who showed last week that even if they fall behind, they can claw back into it. Mahomes threw for 446 yards and 3 touchdowns in Week 10 against the Titans.

Date: Sunday, January 19

Start Time: 3:05 p.m.


Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers

The NFC title game features two head coaches that Atlanta Falcons fans will be familiar with in Matt LaFleur and Kyle Shanahan. LaFleur served as the Falcons quarterbacks coach from 2015-2016, while Kyle Shanahan served as the offensive coordinator from 2015-2016.

These two teams also faced off during the 2019 regular season, where the 49ers dominated the Packers 37-8 on Sunday Night Football in Week 12. That loss was also the last time the Packers lost a game, so I’m sure they’re out for some revenge. The most intriguing part of the game will be seeing how Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers and company handle the ferocious 49ers’ defense led by Nick Bosa and Richard Sherman.

Date: Sunday, January 19

Start Time: 6:40 p.m.

TV: Fox

Who do you have winning today? Use this as your open thread for the day.