Two NFL video games on Sunday will resolve which groups make it to the Tremendous Bowl.
Up to now, the post-season matchups come as little shock: The league’s two top-seeded groups — the San Francisco and Baltimore — have sailed to their respective convention championship video games, and are favored to win on their dwelling turf. Residence groups are greater than twice as more likely to win in convention video games, based mostly on previous matchups because the 2000 season, in keeping with The Athletic.
Within the American Soccer Convention recreation, the Baltimore Ravens will play the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. The San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions are taking part in for the Nationwide Soccer Convention title.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
The Chiefs took dwelling the Tremendous Bowl title final 12 months in a 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. On this convention championship recreation, although, the No. 1 Ravens are favored to beat the Chiefs by 4 factors, in keeping with the most recent SportsLine odds. The defending champions carry expertise, having received two Tremendous Bowl titles of their three visits to the massive recreation since 2019.
Patrick Mahomes, a twice NFL and Tremendous Bowl MVP, leads the Chiefs. The quarterback this season has a career-high in interceptions, however his receivers battle to fulfill his passes, with 44 dropped, probably the most within the league.
Nonetheless, the Ravens carry a powerful protection, and quarterback Lamar Jackson — the 2019 MVP winner and a frontrunner for one more MVP award this season — is on a career-high for his passing recreation. He is the one MVP to have by no means made it to a Tremendous Bowl.
The sport begins at 3 p.m. ET.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions
The No. 1-seeded 49ers are the 7.5-favorite in opposition to the Lions. It is Detroit’s first convention championship recreation because the 1991 season — their first Tremendous Bowl in franchise historical past is at stake. The underdogs have captured America’s vote, according to an SBNation poll.
On the Lions, quarterback Jared Goff has been key to getting his workforce to this stage, managing to remain calm beneath stress. He is been turnover-prone up to now, however up to now two weeks has accomplished near 75% of his passes with out a turnover, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Niners quarterback Brock Purdy, in the meantime, additionally has so much to show. He went from “Mr. Irrelevant” to main San Francisco within the playoffs in solely his second NFL season.
Sport begins at 6:30 p.m. ET
When is the Tremendous Bowl?
Tremendous Bowl Sunday is Feb. 11 with a kickoff time of 6:30 p.m. ET, airing on CBS. The sport will probably be performed at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nev., the house turf of the Las Vegas Raiders.