12 Teams, 1 Goal
The Road to Super Bowl LIV
Recent history suggests the playoffs are stacked in favor of just a few teams. Five of the last six Super Bowl winners began their journey throughout the playoffs as a #1 seed. Nine of the twelve teams that have played in those Super Bowls were #1 seeds. Keep checking back to see who will make it to Miami to play for the Lombardi Trophy!
The NFL’s final four looked exciting on paper and delivered in real life. The last time the Kansas City Chiefs played in the Super Bowl, in 1970, Andy Reid was 11 and Patrick Mahomes was 25 years from being born. The Chiefs will finally return to the Super Bowl, 50 years after beating the Minnesota Vikings for their only NFL championship. This time, they will be coached by Reid and quarterbacked by Mahomes after their 35-24 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.
To take the biggest step toward completing one of the most dramatic turnarounds in NFL history, the San Francisco 49ers did what they’ve done so many times throughout the season on Sunday: rode the wave provided by an unlikely hero. With Raheem Mostert, the journeyman running back/accomplished surfer, putting together one of the most dynamic rushing performances in playoff history, the Niners throttled the Green Bay Packers for the second time this season, this time by a score of 37-20 on their way to their first NFC championship crown since 2013.
The Kansas City Chiefs are tiny favorites over the San Francisco 49ers as the two-week lead-up to Super Bowl LIV begins.