Will it be a Rams-Chiefs Super Bowl?

by Gary Shelton on January 29, 2022

in general

Saturday, 4 a.m.

Are you ready for Patrick Mahomes against Matt Stafford?

How about Tyreek Hill against Cooper Kupp?

Maybe Aaron Donald vs. Chris Jones?

It is almost time to start talking about matchups. Andy Reid vs. Sean McCoy? Tyrann Mathieu vs. Jalen Ramsey? Von Miller vs. Frank Clark?

Oh, wait. The conference championships have to come first.


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The Rams and Chiefs both appear to be solid favorites in today's NFC and AFC title games. Both are at home, and both seem to out-star their opponents.

So what can change things?

Well, in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers have no fear of the Rams. They've beaten them six straight times, and the last time they played, San Francisco overcame a 17-point deficit to win. Quarterback Jimmy Garappolo has played well against the Rams.

Frankly, though, the Rams have more stars. Their mid-season reload when they added Miller and Odell Beckham may have put the Rams over the top.

The 49ers will again try to dictate the pace of the game. But Kupp should do enough damage so the Rams can advance.

The AFC game is an attractive game between the up-and-coming Bengals against the Chiefs. Again, the Chiefs seem to have more amuntion, but if Joe Burrow can find Ja'Marr Chase enough times, it could even the game out.

The hunch here is the Bengals aren't quite ready yet. I think the Chiefs go after their third straight Super Bowl (and second win).

Prediction: Rams 28, 49ers 24.

Chiefs 30, Bengals 21.

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