Beercan Bets NFL Championship Sunday Spectacular
Are you familiar with serendipity? Sometimes, the universe lines up in a way that leads you right where you want to be, and let me tell you, NFL Championship Sunday was written in the stars. As I sit in my observatory glancing over my sky map, I feel like it’s my duty to loop you all in on the mortal lock of the century for today’s NFL action.
I am absolutely certain that I know what the outcome of today’s games will be. I know I basically said the same thing last week and was incredibly wrong (thanks A-Rod), but that was because I was overthinking things.
Today I’m intentionally underthinking things.
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What was everybody’s favorite New Years joke about 2022? That it was going to be 2020 part 2.
Do you guys remember 2020? The first two months were pretty okay. The rest of it, not so much.
“But Mr. Beercan, what does this have to do with football or the NFL playoffs?”
Shut up and pay attention, children. Like I said earlier in this post, it’s all about serendipity.
The Super Bowl in 2020 was played between The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
Those two same teams are playing on Championship Sunday.
The Chiefs are facing off against the Bengals, and the 49ers are playing the Rams. Depending on your reading comprehension levels, you have either begun crying in frustration due to illiteracy, or you already know which teams I’m picking this week.
The Championship Sunday Lineup
Chiefs vs Bengals
You probably feel comfortable putting money on the Chiefs. Especially if you had a chance to watch Patrick “Please call me the Grim Reaper” Mahomes hype video.
(Seriously this guy wants us to call him the Grim Reaper so bad. It’s not gonna happen.)
The Bengals did manage to beat the Chiefs in Cincinnati in a close contest in Week 17 and I do expect this game to be a lot closer than people think.
This year the Chiefs were just a better team at home than on the road. They were 7-2 at home this year and held their opponents to an average of just under ten points per game over their last four home games of the regular season.
Rams vs 49ers
In the NFC the 49ers are traveling down to LA to take on the Rams. This will almost certainly be a home game in an away stadium for the 49ers. They tend to travel well and have a history of taking over SoFi Stadium.
While the Rams won the NFC West, the 49ers actually swept the season series. Historically teams that sweep their division opponent in the regular season are usually successful at pulling out the hat trick when they meet in the playoffs via CBS Sports:
“Teams going for the three-game sweep in the playoffs are 14-8, a win percentage of 63.6%. The adage of “it’s hard to beat a team three times in a season” has been debunked, especially since those teams going for the three-game sweep are 6-3 since 2000 (a win percentage of 66.7%, which is actually higher than the overall win percentage since the merger).”
The NFL Championship Weekend Winners
There’s no question in my mind we are headed for a Super Bowl rematch. Jimmy G and the Niners going up against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. 2020 part 2. Don’t fight it. It’s just serendipity.
KC Chiefs Moneyline (-375)
SF 49ers Moneyline (+150)
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For a more in depth look at Championship Sunday’s AFC matchup, be sure to check out 4 Betting trends for the Bengals-Chiefs game you need to know!
Mandatory Credit: USA Today