We're down to the final eight teams of the NFL and ready to set the final four this weekend. Who are the favorites to advance? Who could pull off an upset? What is the weekend's biggest game? That last question, in my opinion, is pretty easy to answer. When the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs get together, it's must-see TV. Their last playoff showdown was one of the greatest football games ever played. What will we get this time? Is this the year the Bills get past Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs?
In Saturday's games, the Baltimore Ravens are hosting the Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers welcome in the Green Bay Packers. I don't want to get into my predictions yet, but I will say that the league will have a quarterback winning their first Super Bowl. Both Super Bowl starting quarterbacks will be playing in their first. I think that gives away a little bit but not much.
Will the Baltimore Ravens put the playoff narrative behind them finally? They've won only one playoff game with Lamar Jackson as the starting quarterback. Maybe the Texans led by a rookie quarterback and head coach continue to shock the NFL. If they do, that "can't win in the playoffs" narrative that surrounds Jackson will only become louder. Before we get into the predictions, I want to ask one more question. Can anyone in the NFC stop the 49ers from getting to the Super Bowl?