AFC Championship: The New England Patriots are taking on The Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday in the AFC Championship game. NFL students point out how often the Chiefs have given the Patriots regular-season grief of late.The Patriots are 1-5 at Arrowhead Stadium all-time, including a 41-14 that was the second-largest margin of defeat of Tom Brady’s career
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The New England Patriots are once again in familiar territory, as they are playing for a chance to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
This marks the eighth straight year that the Patriots are in this position, and the one thing that seems certain about their game with the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium is that they are not likely to be impacted by nerves or anxiety.
What they are likely to be affected by is Kansas City’s explosive offensive ability and the big arm and overall talent of second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The Kansas City signal-caller has had a brilliant season, and he will likely be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player when that award is handed out February 2, the night before the Super Bowl.
Eight days after dismantling the Colts on a snowy afternoon in western Missouri, the Chiefs will return to host another postseason showdown with an even later kickoff, at 6:40 p.m. ET. Early weather reports suggested a frozen evening for their AFC Championship Game against the Patriots, but recent updates have upgraded that forecast to merely “pretty cold.”
Original lows of 5 degrees Fahrenheit have been bumped up to the mid-20s — still low enough to gameze water and for the ideal gas law to get Tom Brady’s footballs nice and grippable, but not low enough to actively punish any fans brave enough to stand outside in it.
And, sadly, after last week’s snow game against the Colts, there’s only a 10 percent chance of precipitation Sunday evening. That doesn’t mean the Chiefs aren’t ready to keep their loyal fans warm from the inside out
As if anyone needed reminding, the Patriots are very good in the postseason. But in case that wasn’t clear, someone edited the AFC championship Wikipedia page to emphasis just how frequently they tear through their conference playoffs.
The AFC championship game, as its Wikipedia page usually defines it, is played “by the two remaining playoff seeds, the AFC postseason’s first two rounds. The AFC champion then advances to face the winner of the National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game in the Super Bowl.”
But according to one user who doctored the page Friday night, “The AFC Championship Game is the annual championship game of the American Football Conference (AFC) where one team gets to play the New England Patriots for a chance to play in the Super Bowl.”
The user who made the edits, Andrewr1008, has a history of making changes to pages belonging to New England sports teams and, of course, has a little bit of a point.
Since the 2001 season, the Patriots have been to the AFC championship game 13 times, winning it eight times. And the team’s recent stretch of success — Sunday’s game marks the eighth straight year in which New England has played in the game — has practically solidified the contest’s status as the Patriots Invitational.
Maybe the user was having a bit of fun, maybe he was trying to point out the Patriots’ dominance one last time, as media speculation swirls about whether the Chiefs, under star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, are ready to seize the AFC crown from Tom Brady and Co.
The New Orleans Saints earned a heart-racing win over Philadelphia last week, continuing the Saints’ Super Bowl hopes and putting Who Dat Nation in position to celebrate on the best weekend in sports, NFL Conference Championship weekend. Now they host the Los Angeles Rams for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl!
The NFL’s final four take the stage to determine who moves on to Super Bowl LIII. The NFC title matchup features the two best teams in the conference all season, while the AFC title matchup.