2020 NFL Playoffs Prediction: Conference Championships

3 games remain in the entire 2020 NFL Season as we enter the Conference Championship weekend. Out of the 4 remaining teams in the playoffs, stories make who remains, such as future Hall-of-Fame QB’s Brady and Rodgers facing each other, and young QB’s in Mahomes and Allen with a solid-looking future. Here’s who the final two teams could be for Super Bowl LV:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers (3:05pm): Just as Brees did with Brady last week, this is the first time in their careers that Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will meet each other in the playoffs. Rodgers is chasing his 2nd-ever Super Bowl title in his first NFC Championship Game at Lambeau in his career, as Brady continues to make history, making his 9th conference championship appearance in 10 seasons. Last time they met, Rodgers and the Packers started the game with a 10-0 run, but turnovers led to 38 unanswered for a Buccaneers win. Now that the game has reached Green Bay territory this time, Rodgers looks to improve from that loss. Brady and his team capitalized on Saints turnovers last week, scoring 21 off of 3 of them. Rodgers is coming off another stellar performance against the top scoring defense in the Rams, as they facing a Buccaneers’ team that is down Antonio Brown but returns Vita Vea from the IR. Should the offensive line for Rodgers give him enough time to throw, Davante Adams can eye another big performance, along with Allen Lazard and Valdez-Scantling. Evans and Godwin will still be Brady’s go-to targets, but the Packers’ defense is looking to stay strong this time, and with attendance the same as last week, Rodgers can beat out Brady this time for revenge and his 2nd trip to the Super Bowl.

PREDICTION: Packers win 34-27

Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs (6:40pm): A new generation that’s been around for a few years has reached the AFC Championship Game. Buffalo is back for the first time since 1994, and the defending champion Chiefs are hosting for the third year in a row. Allen and the Bills fought windy elements better than Lamar Jackson did in upstate New York for a 17-3 win courtesy of a Stefon Diggs’ TD and pick-six. For Kansas City, a lot of concerns started to rise when Mahomes left the game early last week due to injury, but the defense held on long enough for Chad Henne to finish the deal against a Cinderella Cleveland Browns team, ending their best season in years. What’s even bigger for the Chiefs now is that Patrick Mahomes has cleared the concussion protocol and is expected to be under center Sunday evening. A game like this will have offense be the deciding factor, as Mahomes and Allen have shown themselves to be MVP candidates all season long with their passing game thanks to weapons like Tyreek Hill, Stefon Diggs, and Cole Beasley that could be seeing a big game this weekend. This game will most likely go down to the wire in a thrilling shootout, but Mahomes has battled injuries well in his young career, and could barely defeat Allen again to return to the Super Bowl for the 2nd year in a row.

PREDICTION: Chiefs win 37-34

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