The NFL is down to its final four teams, and a trip to Super Bowl LVI is on the line when Championship Weekend kicks off on Sunday. It was an absolutely wild divisional round slate during which every single game was determined on the final play of the game. Now, the Chiefs and Bengals remain in the AFC, while it’ll be the 49ers and Rams duking it out for the NFC title.
As we’ve seen throughout just these playoffs, anything is on the table once the game gets rolling, so it’s best to keep your head on a swivel. On that note, let’s dive into a trio of bold predictions as these final four teams are knocking on the door of a Super Bowl appearance.
Mahomes, Burrow combine for 800 yards passing
We’re admittedly still coming down from that wild affair at Arrowhead in the divisional round between the Bills and Chiefs, but we have another quarterback slugfest on deck this weekend between Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes. In fact, this game could very well put Super Bowl LII in its crosshairs for the most combined passing yards in a single playoff game (881).
Both Burrow and Mahomes can throw it all around the field as we’ve seen over the course of their careers, including when they squared off in Week 17. In that game, these quarterbacks combined for 705 yards passing with Burrow leading the way in that aerial attack with 446 yards on his own. His near-perfect showing in that regular season meetup was what propelled the Bengals to a win. For them to advance to the Super Bowl and pull off another win over K.C., he’ll need to once again uncork it.
As we saw last week against the Bills, Mahomes has no problem getting into a track meet and matching his opponent throw-for-throw. In his playoff career, Mahomes is averaging 310.6 yards passing per game. During this postseason run alone, he is averaging 391 yards a game. If he sticks in that ballpark and Burrow comes in guns blazing, we’ll be in…