The winners of these two games will advance to the Super Bowl. The AFC and NFC title games serve as the penultimate games before Super Bowl 54. Green Bay now rides a six-game SU win streak, but dropped a 37-8 decision in a Week 12 visit to San Francisco and joins the Titans as a +650 wager on the Super Bowl odds. The problem will lie in the Packers' defense trying to slow down the 49ers.
Originally, the Chiefs seemed like they would be heading towards a championship battle against the Baltimore Ravens or New England Patriots since they were two of the favorites in the AFC, but the Titans chose to crash the party with two epic wins on the road. That list includes wide receiver Marquise Brown (46 catches, 584 yards, seven touchdowns), who was an impact rookie as the team's best deep threat, Brown, Ferguson, wide receiver Miles Boykin, running back Justice Hill and guard Bradley Bozeman.
The Ravens, trailing just 14-6 at the time, stood one big stop away from seizing momentum in the divisional playoff games. He's capable of doing serious damage on the ground, as he did Saturday against top-seeded Baltimore, when he rushed for 195 yards in a 28-12 upset.
The Kansas City Chiefs comeback against the Houston Texans will be talked about for years to come, especially if the Chiefs go on to the Super Bowl and win it all.
Of course, the Chiefs will have something to say about that.
Nobody gave Tennessee much of a shot before the season. Aaron Rodgers completed 20 of 33 passes for a mere 104 yards and was sacked five times. Green Bay generated 198 yards of offense, going 1 for 15 on third down and 1 for 3 on fourth. Still, it's surprising to see the Packers given so little respect. "We are competitors and we want to be able to show our true selves".
Rodgers is 0-2 against San Francisco in the postseason, with his Packers losing in the 2012 divisional round at the 49ers, and in a wild-card game at Lambeau Field the following year.
If you look at regular season records, there appear to be three remaining National Football League teams in the same class - the 49ers, Packers and Chiefs - along with one outlier underdog, the Titans.