NFC Championship Game : After a divisional round that didn’t give us any upsets, don’t be surprised if there’s some serious postseason drama on Sunday and that’s because the playoffs are down to the NFL’s four best teams. Actually, they’re not just the four best teams but also the four highest-scoring teams in the NFL season, which means it won’t be surprising at all if we see some offensive fireworks.
== MATCH INFO ==
Event : NFC Championship Game
Team : Saints vs Rams
Date : Sunday, January 20
Time : 03:05pm,ET
NFC Championship Game Live
Patrick Mahomes and his 50 touchdown passes will be going up against a Patriots team that’s playing in the AFC Championship Game for the eighth straight season in a matchup you can stream on CBS All Access. In the NFC, the Rams will be traveling to New Orleans for the third time this season after heading there in August (for a preseason loss) and November (for a regular season loss).
Here’s how it’s going to work: Since there are two games on the schedule today, we’ll be making four bold predictions for each game. Remember, these are bold predictions only. If you’re looking for actual game picks, feel free to click here.
With no players listed on the injury report, the Rams enter the game essentially at full strength. New Orleans, however, will be without wide receiver Keith Kirkwood, who is out with a calf injury. Saints tight end Benjamin Watson is listed as questionable, but an ESPN report said he was suffering from appendicitis and is expected to miss the game.
1. “Nice little bowl of gumbo”: Just as in the AFC title game, the NFC Championship features two teams that met earlier in the regular season. In Week 9, the Rams went down to New Orleans and the Saints prevailed, 45-35. New Orleans raced out to a lead in the second quarter, but the Rams eventually knotted the game up with 21 unanswered points. Still, the Saints took the victory with a 10-point fourth quarter. Adding a little juice to the matchup with his remarks after that game,