Welcome to our questions and predictions for NFL Championship Sunday!!!!! We have been gone a while so no more small talk let’s get into it. For each game we will be asking three questions for both matchups. We will be asking the X-Factor for each team and our prediction or final score of the matchup!
# 1 GB Packers vs # 5 TB Buccaneers
Who will be the X Factor for the Bucs?
Phil: As I am writing this news broke out that star Bucs DT Vita Vea will have a chance to play in this game after being injured since October. He will be a key player in this one if eligible. Getting pressure on Rodgers will be important to slow him down so he doesn’t have that opportunity to launch it to Adams.
Akeem: I'm going to say the X Factor on the Bucs will ultimately be Tom Brady. If he can play like how he has some days this season and multiple times in New England, they should be fine.
Who will be the X Factor for the Packers?
Phil: This one is simple. TWO WORDS. AARON RODGERS. This team goes as far as Rodgers takes them. Sure you have Aaron Jones and an improved defense but this BAD MAN will be the reason why the Pack win or lose this game. He has struggled in past playoff games and the Packers drafted QB Jordan Love this past offseason so this is the game to prove the haters and the people who decided to draft Love wrong.
Akeem: I would have to agree with Phil on this one. Just like with the Bucs, the packers ultimately rely heavily on their quarterback. If either of them are off, the flow of the offense is going to suffer.
Phil: It will be an amazing game to open up championship Sunday. Especially since its Rodgers vs Brady. With that being said the Bucs D is rolling after shutting down the Saints last week and adding getting back Vita Vea after Devin White and others came back last week. I see the Packers down by 4 late and the game and can’t score a TD to give the Bucs the win. Brady goes to yet another Super Bowl.
Score: Bucs 34 Pack 30
Akeem: This is going to sound a bit shady but... I really want Green Bay to win. It's not even because they have a better team or anything like that. It's really just because I don't want Brady to win. Both teams have the potential to win. But for my own peace of mind, I want Green Bay to get this. *shrugs*
Score: Bucs 28 GB 36
#1 KC Chiefs vs # 2 Buffalo Bills
Who will be the X Factor for Buffalo?
Phil: For me it will be the Bills Secondary. We know what Diggs and Josh Allen can do. The challenge will be can the Bills contain the Chiefs weapons in Hill and Kelce. Jordan Poyer and Tre’Davious White will lead the charge in containing the explosive Chiefs offense. The gameplan is to don’t let Kelce break free and don’t let Tyreek make a big gain. gang tackle Kelce immediately and put your safety’s back to prevent the long ball by Tyreek.
Akeem: I think it would be Diggs. Now we know he's the star of the team. That's not what I'm doubting. I don't think anyone is denying that. But when he's off, the team suffers. I think he has to play very well in order for the team to have a successful outing. Pressure? Absolutely. But I think he can handle it.
Who will be the X Factor for the Chiefs?
Phil: The X Factor for this one is also obvious. Patrick Mahomes health. The Chiefs barely escaped the Browns last week with Chad Henne. A full game with Chad Henne at QB can be scary for KC fans. Losing a former MVP at the most important position can be devastating so if Mahomes happens to not play or not finish the game that can be catastrophic for the Chiefs especially with the high scoring Bills led by Allen and Diggs.
Akeem: Now a lot of people are saying they don't think Mahomes' concussion was legit. They think he got pressure from someone possibly suggesting he take some time off because they want him ready for this game. I'm not saying it's true but it does make sense. His health is definitely going to determine the pace/tempo/viewership of this game. His impact on the game is big!!!
Phil: This will be another shootout on championship Sunday. Buffalo have been on fire in the playoffs. I see them extending that streak. Buffalo scores a late touchdown to win the game. Mahomes injury will play a huge part in this game and will be why the Chiefs lose this game.
Score: Buffalo 38 Chiefs 34
Akeem: I have the Chiefs winning this game. Like even on the off chance that Mahomes doesn't finish the entire game, they have weapons that may push them over the edge. I'm rooting for them!
Score: Buffalo 27 KC 35
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