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2023 NFL playoffs bracket: Championship Sunday schedule, odds, TV, streaming for marquee matchups

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The divisional spherical of the playoffs definitely settled a couple of narratives on who the very best groups within the NFL had been. Finally, the league has its 4 finest groups enjoying on convention championship weekend.

The Philadelphia Eagles rolled to victory over the New York Giants, showcasing they’re nonetheless the most effective groups within the league and the Tremendous Bowl contender they have been all season. Philadelphia will host the NFC Championship Recreation in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers, who received a showdown in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys to set the convention up with a matchup of its prime two seeds.

The AFC Championship Recreation has a extremely anticipated rematch between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals in what is bound to be the most effective video games of the season. Patrick Mahomes had a gutty efficiency on a excessive ankle sprain for the Chiefs to get previous the Jacksonville Jaguars whereas Joe Burrow led the Bengals to a dominant victory over the Buffalo Payments — in snowy Buffalo.

Convention championship weekend has the makings of an all timer. Here is an early primer of what is arising subsequent week.

All odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook

NFC Championship Recreation

(2) San Francisco 49ers at (1) Philadelphia Eagles

When: Sunday, January 29, 3 pm ET
TV: Fox | streaming: fuboTV
Line: Eagles -2.5, O/U 46

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The 49ers and Eagles do not have a wealthy playoff historical past, with Philadelphia and San Francisco assembly just one time within the postseason (49ers received 14-0 in 1996 NFC Wild Card spherical). Jalen Hurts and Brock Purdy — each of the beginning quarterbacks within the recreation — weren’t even born but. Hurts (24 years, 175 days) vs. Purdy (23 years, 33 days) would be the youngest matchup in NFC Championship Recreation historical past.

Purdy is the fourth quarterback drafted within the sixth spherical or later (or undrafted) to succeed in a convention championship in his first season as a starter. The 49ers are enjoying of their 18th convention championship recreation, essentially the most in NFL historical past (and third in final 4 years). They’re the one NFC crew by no means to play in Philadelphia in a playoff recreation on the highway.

Hurts is the youngest quarterback in Eagles historical past to succeed in the convention championship recreation, breaking Donovan McNabb’s file from 2001. That is the Eagles’ seventh convention championship recreation look since 2000, essentially the most within the NFC and trailing solely the New England Patriots for essentially the most within the NFL. The Eagles are trying to find their fourth Tremendous Bowl look in franchise historical past and second within the final six seasons.

The Eagles completed with the highest offensive within the NFC in factors and yards per recreation. The 49ers completed with the highest protection within the NFC in factors and yards per recreation. This recreation will definitely pin the age-old offense vs. protection debate, setting the stage for a thriller in Philadelphia.

AFC Championship Recreation

(4) Cincinnati Bengals at (1) Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

When: Sunday, January 29, 6:30 p.m. ET
TV: CBS | streaming: Paramount+
Line: Bengals -2, O/U 46.5

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A rematch of final 12 months’s AFC title recreation in opposition to the Chiefs and Bengals is already well worth the hype. Add Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow to the combo and NFL followers might be set to embrace one other traditional, particularly with Mahomes enjoying by way of a high-ankle sprain.

Mahomes has by no means overwhelmed the Bengals since Burrow has change into the beginning quarterback, going 0-3 in opposition to him during the last two seasons — together with final 12 months’s AFC Championship Recreation which Kansas Metropolis blew a 21-10 second quarter lead and misplaced 27-24 in additional time. Every of these conferences have been determined by precisely three factors, with Cincinnati outscoring Kansas Metropolis 26-6 within the fourth quarter and additional time in these video games.

Mahomes will be part of Tom Brady (eight straight) and Ken Stabler (5 straight) as the one quarterbacks to start out 5 straight convention championship video games because the Chiefs are the primary crew in NFL historical past to play 5 consecutive convention championship video games at house. He is additionally the one quarterback to steer a crew to 5 convention championship video games earlier than turning 30. The Chiefs need to change into simply the ninth crew to succeed in the Tremendous Bowl 3 times in a four-year span.

The Bengals are in search of to succeed in the Tremendous Bowl in consecutive seasons, attempting to change into the primary crew since seeding started in 1975 to succeed in back-to-back Tremendous Bowls with out having a top-two seed in both season. Joe Burrow can be part of Russell Wilson as the one quarterbacks to start out two Tremendous Bowls of their first three seasons. Burrow is 5-1 in his playoff profession and 3-0 on the highway (the Bengals by no means received a postseason highway recreation previous to Burrow). Cincinnati has by no means misplaced an AFC Championship Recreation, going 3-0 in franchise historical past.

Mahomes vs. Burrow IV must be a traditional, no matter how the Chiefs quarterback performs along with his excessive ankle sprain.

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