Predictions for Packers-Bucs, both conference championship games

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

A year ago, the Green Bay Packers‘ season ended with a crushing loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, a team they also lost heavily to in the regular season.

In some ways, there are parallels between last year’s NFC title game and this one. Once again, the Packers meet a team who won big against them earlier on, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeating them 38-10 in Week 6.

However, that’s where the similarities end. This time, the Packers are at home as the number one seed. Instead of returning to Raymond James Stadium, they get the Bucs in the Frozen Tundra.

Which teams will advance to the Super Bowl?

Buccaneers at Packers

We could be set for a classic at Lambeau Field on Sunday, which will hopefully look like a snow globe.

The Packers have been the NFC’s best team by quite a way this season and enter the championship game as the deserving hosts. The Buccaneers have fought hard to reach this game, winning twice on the road in the postseason.

This is Tom Brady. The season starts in January for him. If there’s one quarterback in league history who will be phased by the occasion or the weather conditions less than any other, it’s Brady.

But Rodgers has been ice cool all season, and he’s at home in frosty conditions. Not only that, the Packers’ No. 12 is playing the best football of his life with an almost-certain third MVP award soon to be his. Rodgers has thrown 50 touchdown passes with just five interceptions this season.

He looked comfortable pushing the ball downfield against the league’s No. 1 scoring defense a week ago, and it will be Rodgers guiding the Packers back into the Super Bowl on Sunday in a classic.

Prediction: Packers 27, Buccaneers 24

Bills at Chiefs

Another Week 6 rematch, and again I’m predicting the loser of that game to win this time.

Patrick Mahomes will play this week, which is great news for the defending Super Bowl champions. However, while he said he has passed the concussion protocol, let’s not forget that Mahomes also injured his toe last week and appeared to be limited.

Not to mention, the Bills have been on fire in recent weeks led by Josh Allen. In Arrowhead, the Bills pull off the upset and make their long awaited return to the Super Bowl.

It should be another great game.

Prediction: Bills 34, Chiefs 30

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