How was your week

Posted: January 18, 2020 by Sports Time Radio in football, post season, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized

It’s conference championship weekend in the NFL. After tomorrow’s games will know who will be facing each other in the Super Bowl.

The first game tomorrow has a kickoff time of 2:05 p.m. as the Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the Tennessee Titans.

I’m guessing that if you’re not a fan of the Chiefs you haven’t jumped on their bandwagon and you’re rooting for the upstart Titans. No one was expecting the Titans to be here, but they’ve got here by running the football and running the football well. Derrick Henry has carried the football 64 time this post season for 377 yards. Henry is averaging just under 6 yards a carry. Henry has 234 yards more than the next closest playoff rusher. Now even though Henry has racked up all these rushing yards here has scored just one rushing touchdown and it might be a bit odd that he has just as many passing touchdowns. Kansas City gave up 94 yards in their one playoff game and you have to wonder if they have an answer on defense for Henry.

The Chiefs are coming off of a game where they found themselves down 24-0 before they knew what happened. Now for a lot of teams tat would’ve been it and their playoff run would be over, but not for an offense like the Chiefs. Kansas City ran up 51 points in the final 3 quarters of the game and ended up cruising to a 51-31 victory. I’m not sure if the Titans have the type of offense that could score 24 points in a quarter without quite a bit of help from the Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes threw for 321 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Chiefs comeback last week and Mahomes will probably be the key for the Chiefs tomorrow as well. Damien Williams had 2 rushing touchdowns last week, but ran for just 47 yards. Of course as quickly as the Chiefs got down they had to go away from the run. The running game hasn’t been the Chiefs strength; so it will be interesting to see how they use it against Tennessee.

This is a rematch of a Week 10 game that the Titans won 35-32. With Tennessee down 32-27 Ryan Tannehill connected with Adam Humphries on a 23 yard touchdown. Tannehill also converted the 2-point conversion to get the game to it’s final score of 35-32. This was Mahomes first game back from injury and he went 36 of 50 for 446 yards and 3 touchdowns. Henry also found success as he carried the football 23 times for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns. Can both these players repeat performances like this?

The second game on Sunday features the top two seeds facing off against one another as the San Francisco 49ers host the Green Bay Packers. This game has a scheduled kickoff tie of 5:40 p.m.

The Packers got out to a 21-3 lead on their way to beating the Seattle Seahawks last week 28-23. the score looks much closer than the game itself actually way.

Aaron Rodgers was solid going 16 of 27 for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns. What Rodgers did was avoid sacks and keep plays alive and while he ran 5 times for just 14 yards he was only sacked 2 times. Rodgers did establish his favorite receiver Davante Adams who had 8 receptions for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns. No other Packers receiver had more than 49 receiving yards. It’s the other Aaron; Jones that will make or break the Packers offense. Jones had 21 carries for 62 yards and 2 touchdowns against Seattle and on the season had 16 rushing touchdowns. Jones may be an even bigger factor against the 49ers as they have the ability to get to Rodgers and Richard Sherman will do his best to take away Adams in the passing game; so if Jones can find success running the football it will make a huge difference in this game.

San Francisco advanced to the conference championship with a 27-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Even though San Francisco had an easier time than expected beating the Vikings there have to be some questions about Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers running game needed to carry them against the Vikings and it did as Garoppolo went 11 of 19 for 131 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Garoppolo looked like a quarterback making his first playoff start, but luckily for San Francisco their running game was great. The 49ers ran the football 47 times for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns. I this game it was Tevin Coleman leading the way with 22 carries, 105 yards and 2 touchdowns while Raheem Mostert kicked in 12 carries and 58 yards. Add in Matt Breida and the 49ers have a three headed backfield monster that Green Bay will have to find a way to deal with. The 49ers will rely on their defense to harass Rodgers, but they’re going to need Garoppolo to play better than he did against Minnesota for them to get another win.

This game just so happens to be a rematch as well. In Week 12 the Packers made a trip to Levi’s stadium and got blown out by the 49ers 37-8. It was the 49ers defense that came through in that game as they held Rodgers to just 104 passing yards and sacked him 5 times. Will have to see if the Packers have made some adjusts for this game. If they haven’t will we see another San Francisco blow out?

As for last week Schaumburg Stu hit on three of his four picks. The only game he lost was the Baltimore Ravens/ Tennessee Titans game. Like the majority of people Stu had Baltimore winning that game. As four this week Stu likes the Chiefs to beat the Titans in the AFC championship game, but over in the NFC championship game Stu sees an upset as he has the Packers beating the 49ers.

Do you agree with Stu’s picks? Feel free to let me know how you think will advance to the Super Bowl. Just leave your picks in the comment section.

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