PREDICTION: Chiefs, 49ers move on to Superbowl


Columnist Zak Everett

Tennessee Titans vs Kansas City Chiefs- 3:05 p.m. on CBS


The Tennessee Titans come into this game as the so called underdog. Nothing new for these Titans; they weren’t even supposed to make the playoffs, and they weren’t even supposed to win one game, definitely not two. They beat the Patriots, which many people thought was a shocker, but beating the No. 1 seed Ravens who only lost two regular season games was something no one saw. The Titans went from a 1-4 team to one win away from the Superbowl, and the team’s first trip since 1999. But, the Kansas City Chiefs stand in there way.


The Chiefs came into the season as a favorite to win the AFC. This is familiar territory for the Chiefs as they hosted the Patriots last year in the AFC championship game and lost in overtime.The Chiefs have sniffed the Superbowl a lot in recent years but has always come up short in the big games.The Chiefs have another chance this Sunday,  to make it to the Superbowl for the first time since 1970. 


This is not the AFC Championship matchup people expected to start the year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a good one. The Titans come into this game outmatched and as an underdog. It seems like this is where the Titans miracle run will end, but that’s what people said last week (and the week before) but they keep finding a way to win. The Chiefs have suffered to win the big game, but this is probably the easiest route they have had to the Superbowl. The Chiefs are not going to stop Derrick Henry, but they have to limit his carries and control the ball. I expect a very close game, but this is where the Titans run ends

Chiefs 27-Titans 17


Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers- 6:40 p.m. on FOX


The Green Bay Packers come into this game as the overwhelming underdog despite having the same record as the 49ers. The Packers did play the 49ers earlier this season at San Francisco and got blown out by a score 37-8. The Packers had its worst game of the season that night; the team couldn’t get anything going on offense and defense. The 49ers couldn’t be stopped no matter what Green Bay tried. But since that night, the Packers have won six straight games and haven’t lost since November. The Packers are looking to make it to the SuperBowl for the first time since 2011. 


The San Francisco 49ers come into this game after a blowout win over the Minnesota Vikings at home last week. The 49ers were the only No.1 seed to make it to conference championships this year after the Ravens lost last week. The 49ers have made the playoffs this far due to home field advantage and a dominant defense. Nick Bosa, defensive end for the 49ers, will likely win defensive rookie of the year but might also win defensive player of the year. If the 49ers are going to win, they will have to have another dominant game from Nick Bosa and this dominant 49ers defense. The 49ers will be looking to make the Superbowl for the first time since 2013.


Unlike the AFC Championship game, many people expected this conference championship. It’s the No. 1 seed 49ers vs the No. 2 seed Packers, and while earlier this season the 49ers blew the Packers out, I expect a closer game this time. The Packers will find a way to score on the 49ers defense, but I don’t see them catching up with the 49ers offense. This should be a good game, but I think the 49ers will win

49ers 31-Packers 23