Previewing the NFL Championship playoff round

Neil Paine looks at the NFC and AFC Championship games ahead of the weekend.
2:24 | 01/17/19

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Okay all that talk about a wide open NFL playoffs have given us in the end the four teams. That we basically have been talking about all season. New England Patriots the canes exceeds the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles rants. Both of the four teams that at mid season where the only ones with at least 810% chance of winning this -- role of group of 538 projections. They also happen to be in the four highest scoring offenses in the weeks that we could be in store for some pretty good games this weekend. Mother nature pending you know it's supposed to be a little bit of a cold one can't sit fought on stats alone you can't beat that set a team. Here's a chart that shows every conference championship matchup since 1970. Along the Y axis as you go up it's projected to be more about tight match up. As he moved to the right lung X axis you'll see a better group but he and hearing and seeing where this year ranks. Although it's not number one it's just about as good as you can ask for your and I felt. Interestingly each game also represents a rematch from an earlier game in the regular season. The patriots beat its sheets in October and then the saints beat programs at home in November. So what does the loser be to have games have to fix in order to turn around their chances of me in the Super Bowl. Well for the chiefs probably surrounds run defense to give up a 173. Yards on the ground. Including seventeen yards to Sony Michelle before he has even touched by the defense. And across the patriots were so successful on the ground there it will use that to set up their play action. Tom Brady. I ten passes for a 140 yards the chiefs are not known for being a great deep it's a team anyway but they're gonna have to stop the patriots running game and make life harder for Tom Brady they want to reverse that out. As for the rams their focus on passing the first time around Drew Brees shredded them for 346. Yards in the air. Including 211 to receiver Mike Thomas alone. The river known for being a good pass defense that focus isn't getting pressure on the quarterback but the thing for having none of that the first time around despite the fact that the rams with numerous times. LA's I have to put a lot more pressure Brees if they hope to win this time around. At a rate and a few days will know who's headed to Atlanta this new role and whose season will be in being prematurely. For more statistics and analysis. 538.

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