Bold predictions for the conference championship weekend

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NFL playoffs: Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs jumps to catch the ball during the game against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

The NFL divisional round saw four amazing games decided at the wire, but will the conference championship games live up to what we saw last week?

The NFL divisional round games did not disappoint.  Each game came down to the wire, as the 49ers, Bengals, Rams, and Chiefs all left the games still standing. The NFL is king, folks.

What might be even crazier is that 3/4 away teams won, and if it wasn’t for the Bills blowing it at the end of regulation, we’d be talking about all four away teams capturing victory.

Now, we’ll prepare for the conference championship weekend, in what is sure to be two amazing games.

The NFC West dominates the NFC, as the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams battle for a spot in the Super Bowl, while in the AFC, the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs duke it out.

Both the Rams and Chiefs should be favored in this game, but it’s worth mentioning that the 49ers and Bengals have beat their respective teams already this season, so the games can go either way.

I wrote a bold prediction piece for the divisional round games, and it held up rather well.

So, I’m going to try my hand at some bold predictions for the conference championship games this weekend.

If last week’s games showed us anything, we are set to have two sensational games this weekend.

NFL Conference Championship bold predictions

1. Bengals and Chiefs combine for 100 points

The highest-scoring playoff game in NFL history game in 2010, when the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals combined to score 96 points in a shootout.

I think the Bengals and Chiefs will combine for 100 points.

We’ve seen how deadly each offense can be, and we see how easy each team can throw the ball.

Joe Burrow has resurrected the Bengals, while Patrick Mahomes and Co. continue to dominate.

Both teams are pass first, so it’ll be no surprise to see each quarterback throw the ball 35 times a game, but in this scenario, the teams are trading scores all game and will end in a 52-48 Bengals victory.

It seems each week, both clubs push the envelope more and more, so I have no reason to believe that this week will be any different.

Honestly, the Bengals might be more of a challenge to the Chiefs; I think Cincinnati is more potent through the air, and I like their running game more than the Bills’, so perhaps the Chiefs will have to pick up the pace on offense to keep with the Bengals’.

Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes have shown their elite status in the NFL each and every week, and I think they come to a climax on Sunday.