AFC Championship Preview

By Tyler Englander 1/18/2019

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It all comes down to this. The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will play at Arrowhead Stadium with a spot in the Super Bowl on the line.

The Chiefs are playing in their first AFC Championship Game since 1993, and they look to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl IV in 1970. Meanwhile, the Patriots are playing in their record-setting 8th consecutive conference title game, and they are looking to advance to their third consecutive Super Bowl.

Tom Brady and the balanced Patriots offense showed signs of new life in the Divisional Round win over the Chargers. However, they face tough competition as Patrick Mahomes, the likely NFL MVP, became the youngest player ever to throw for 50 touchdown passes in a season.

The game could be a shootout as the Patriots and Chiefs were both in the top four in points per game this season and are coming off high-scoring games in the Divisional Round.