AFC – Buffalo Bills (12-6) @ Kansas City Chiefs (13-5):
The Buffalo Bills are coming for revenge this week as they go into Kansas City where they lost in the AFC Championship game last season 38-24, effectively ending their Super Bowl dreams. The Bills are coming in looking scary as they just dominated the New England Patriots, winning 47-17. The Patriots were a team that had one of the top defenses in the league this year. Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw for over three hundred yards and five touchdowns with an additional sixty five rushing yards. The Bills defense shutdown rookie quarterback Mac Jones who had two interceptions and was sacked three times on the night. Bills running back Devin Singletary stepped up as he had eighty one yards and two touchdowns off of sixteen carries. The Chiefs on the other hand are looking scary as well, they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for over four hundred yards and five touchdowns. The defense for the Chiefs has only gotten better throughout the year as in their first six games they were one of the worst in the league and then throughout the season they showed that the Chiefs aren’t just all about offense. The Chiefs also had a player step up on wild card weekend, running back Jerrick Mckinnon had sixty two yards rushing, six receptions with eighty one receiving yards, and a touchdown. This is without a doubt the game of the week, the Bills are +1.5 point underdogs against the Chiefs.
NFC – San Francisco 49ers (11-7) @ Green Bay Packers (13-4):
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has had some bad moments against the 49ers in his career, especially in the playoffs as he’s 0-3 against them in the postseason. Aaron Rodgers had another MVP like year this season, however, the 49ers defense isn’t just gonna let him throw all over them without a problem like other teams have allowed. The 49ers defense held the league’s number one offense this season, that being the Dallas Cowboys. To a mere 17 points in their Wild Card game. Nick Bosa was tearing up the Cowboys offensive line before getting injured during the game with a head injury, but he’s looking to be recovered this week for their matchup. The Packers are not only going to have to figure out a way to keep Nick Bosa from wreaking havoc but also how to handle the offensive duo of Deebo Samuel and George Kittle. 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garropolo has reeled in some criticism throughout the season, this is going to be the biggest opportunity for him to shut down all of the criticism and hate that he’s gotten. The 49ers are a +6 point underdog this week against the Packers.