AFC – As I finished my training camp tape work on Sunday morning for the Alliance of American Football, I started thinking about Championship weekend and my experiences when in the NFL and how lucky I was to be apart of three NFC Championships.
Today the GOAT against the YOUNG GUN, I started laughing because I cant wait for this clash in the AFC title game. All week I read about the two teams and whats projected to happen in this game from a scheme point of view, weather and the coaches chess match which started early in the week.
The obvious is Brady is the more experienced quarterback, Mahomes a contortionist and is more athletic. Question does Brady have too many weapons for a Chiefs defense that struggled to maintain consistency vs both run and pass, but have rose to the challenge throughout the post season. It’s not about Gronk, but Edelman, it’s not about Kelce but Hill. Which team will be able to run the football on a frozen field? Which team will win the turnover differential?
NFC – RUN, RUN, RUN! These two teams are known for their ability to hammer defenses early and often, today will be no different. Rams will run and throw to their big horse Todd Gurley, while CJ Anderson will be the inside down hill battering ram. New Orleans two headed monster in Ingram & Kamara bring run and receiving skills that will challenge the L.A. Rams defense on every play. This will come down to the two coaches that truly admire each others play calling style and schematic layout. Can the Rams secondary hold down the fort long enough for the front seven to move Drew Brees off his spot while disrupting the anticipation and timing with his sleek speed receivers. Is this moment too big for Goff? What does the Saints defense have in store for a well balanced offensive attack. This game will be won at the LOS!
Get your popcorn ready, todays Championship games will be crazy fun!