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Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.
Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.
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The Conference Championship games this Sunday will determine which teams will go to Miami for Super Bowl LIV.
AFC Championship Game
Kansas City Chiefs
3:05 p.m. EST
NFC Championship Game
Green Bay Packers
San Francisco 49ers
6:40 p.m. EST
Championship Sunday begins with the AFC Championship Game between the Tennessee Titans (11-7) and the Kansas City Chiefs (13-4), followed by the NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers (14-3) and the San Francisco 49ers (14-3).
Three of the four remaining teams — Green Bay, San Francisco and Tennessee — are making a Championship game appearance after missing the playoffs last season. This marks the sixth time that at least three teams have advanced to Championship Weekend after failing to make the postseason the previous year since the NFL instituted the 12-team playoff format in 1990, and the second time in the past three seasons. Additionally, San Francisco is the fifth team since 1990 to advance to a Championship Game after winning four-or-fewer games the previous season, and the second in three years, joining Jacksonville in 2017.
In the NFC, this marks the third consecutive year in which the Championship Game features the conference’s top-two seeds. In the AFC, the No. 6 Titans travel to the No. 2 Chiefs. The Titans are the first six seed to reach the Conference Championship since the New York Jets and Packers in 2010. The Chiefs join the New England Patriots (2011-12, 2016-17) as the only teams to host the AFC Championship in consecutive seasons since 2000.
Each game features a quarterback making his first appearance in a Conference Championship in Tennessee’s Ryan Tannehill and San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo. Tannehill led the NFL with a 117.5 passer rating in 2019, which is the fourth-highest single-season mark in NFL history. Garoppolo has a 22-5 record, including postseason, as a starter in his career.
Both Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers are returning to Championship Sunday. After leading the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game last season, Mahomes will become the eighth quarterback to start two Championship games in his first three seasons since 1970. Rodgers, will make his fourth Championship Game appearance, the third-most among active quarterbacks.
Each game is a rematch of a 2019 regular-season game.
In Week 10, Tennessee defeated Kansas City in Nashville, 35-32, and combined for over 900 yards of total offense. The game featured five lead changes and the Titans overcame a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit to win on Tannehill’s touchdown pass in the final minute and a blocked potential game-tying Kansas City field goal as time expired.
In Week 12 at Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco defeated Green Bay, 37-8, on Sunday Night Football, as the 49ers’ defense held the Packers to their lowest point total of the season.