The 2020 NFL season is down to its final three games. The first two will be played this Sunday with the AFC and NFC Conference titles on the line. The winners will meet two weeks later on Sunday, Feb. 7 in Super Bowl LV.
The first two postseason rounds have pretty much gone as expected with the exception of Tampa Bay’s 30-20 upset over New Orleans in last Sunday’s Divisional Round. As added motivation for this Sunday, the Buccaneers have a chance for home field in the Super Bowl with the game being played at Raymond James Stadium.
2021 NFC Championship Predictions
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers Preview
Game Spread: Green Bay -3½
Game Total: 50½ Points
Game Money Line: Tampa Bay +165 vs. Green Bay -190
The one thing bettors have come to realize over the past two decades is that you can never count a team out of a game if Tom Brady is under center as the starting quarterback. He earned his status as a first-ballot Hall of Famer in last Sunday’s road win against New Orleans.
You also have to credit Tampa Bay’s defense. It made life miserable for Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees in what could have been the final game in his future Hall of Fame career.
The big difference this Sunday is winning a road game in Green Bay. The Packers are the top seed in the NFL following a straight-up 13-3 record in the regular season. With last Saturday’s cover against the Los Angeles Rams, they are 11-6 against the spread.
The Bucs got the best of things in the regular season with a 38-10 victory over Green Bay as 2½-point home underdogs. Things go the other way this time around with the Packers winning SU and ATS at home. Take the total to go OVER 50½.
Game Money Line: Buffalo +120 vs. Kansas City -140
The Bills have come into their own this season following an early exit in last season’s Wild Card Round. The progression forward has been steady under the guidance of head coach Sean McDermott.
Also under his guidance, quarterback Josh Allen has progressed into one of the best passers in the league. This team is ready to take a huge step forward but there is still a huge obstacle in its way.
The big question for Sunday’s 6:40 p.m. (ET) start is the availability of Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes. He still needs to clear concussion protocol to get the green light to start.
Chad Henne led Kansas City past Cleveland to advance to its third-straight conference championship. Yet, he will face a much tougher test at home if the reigning Super Bowl MVP remains on the sidelines.
Working in the Chiefs’ favor one way or the other is the team’s proven ability to find ways to win games. Kansas City does not always get high marks for style points but it has enough overall talent to beat opposing teams in a number of different ways.
Head-to-head in this matchup, the Chiefs beat Buffalo 26-17 this season as 5½-point road favorites on Oct. 19. This was Kansas City’s fourth win in the last five meetings both SU and ATS. However, Buffalo is 5-1 ATS in its last six road games against the Chiefs.
I am banking on Mahomes to get the start and lead the way to another win SU and ATS. However, I will take the UNDER on the total line with Kansas City’s defense playing a big role in the outcome.
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I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to write about my true passion in life; the world of sports. I also enjoy concentrating the bulk of my pieces towards the betting angle in sports.
It is always a challenge to take past results and current form to try and correctly determine a future result. Sports brings out the unpredictability in what should be a fairly predictable outcome based on the stats, facts and recent trends in a particular matchup. The one thing that I have learned over the past decade or so is that when it comes to betting on sports there is no such thing as a lock.
The main objective with my writing style is to create insightful articles on a wide variety of sporting topics that can provide an edge to today's sophisticated online player. While there are times when my predictions fall well short of the actual outcome, I still enjoy trying to come up with a logical explanation to support my views on every pick I make.
My love of sports started a long time ago when I was just a kid growing up just outside Philadelphia. While I was a big Phillies, Flyers and 76ers fan, my number one team was always the Eagles. My dad was a season ticket holder from 1961 to 2002 and I would honestly say that he missed less than a handful of games than more than a few dismal seasons.
I was fortunate enough to go to a number of Eagles’ games back in the day including the 1980 NFC Championship when Wilbert Montgomery ran roughshod over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys to lead Philly to their first appearance in a Super Bowl. Flash forward 40 years later and am I still celebrating the thrilling victory over New England in Super Bowl LVII. I know that my dad was smiling down on that one.