Schedule, kickoff times set for AFC and NFC conference championship games

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2019

"We just had to find our rhythm", said Brees, whose team finally took the lead at 17-14 on a two-yard pass from the quarterback to Michael Thomas late in the third quarter. The better seed and home team won all four games.

That sets up a couple of unbelievable matchups for conference championship weekend.

There was a scenario in which the New England Patriots (or the Los Angeles Chargers) could have hosted the AFC Championship Game next Sunday.

New England will be going for their eighth consecutive conference title - and 11th overall - while top-seeded Kansas City will be looking for their second as the Chiefs line up in the conference championships for the first time since 1994. It is the 13th conference championship game appearance by the Patriots during the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era.

The total playoff bonuses for each player after a Super Bowl win amounts to roughly $200,000.

On the meeting with the Chiefs, Brady added: "It's that time of year".

The No. 6 seed Colts fell 31-13 to No. 1 seed Kansas City in their AFC Divisional Round matchup Saturday, ensuring the victor of Patriots-Chargers on Sunday will have to visit Arrowhead Stadium next weekend in the Chiefs' first home AFC Championship Game in franchise history. Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson each had 100 yards rushing as the Rams pounded Dallas 30-22.

The two teams faced each other in the regular season. On Nov. 4, the Saints charged out to a 35-14 lead in the first half. The Rams came back, tying the game 35-35 in the fourth quarter. Brady finished 34 of 44 for 343 yards and a touchdown.

With three minutes to go and the Saints up 20-14 the Eagles had one last chance to march up the field under Foles and take the game. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Foxborough in Week 6. "They're a good team".

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