Championship Sunday features two interesting games
Championship Sunday has arrived with a pair of games on Sunday, Jan. 24, which means there are only two more weeks until Super Bowl LV. And these games look like classics in the making with the past and future of NFL quarterbacks.
Things kick off early with Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers meeting for the first time ever in the postseason. At a combined 80 years and 227 years old, these signal-callers continue to defy Father Time and look ready to play another half-decade each with incredible precision.
On the other side is perhaps the two best gunslingers in the game in Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes. These quarterbacks — both the third at their position selected in their respective drafts — have arm strength in droves and can keep almost any play alive with their improvisational skills, even if they're not as fast or elusive as Lamar Jackson.
So if you're wondering "What NFL playoff games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for today, Sunday, Jan. 24.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Playoff Games on TV Today
The Bucs easily disposed of the Packers 38-10 in Week 6, but these teams have changed a lot since then. For one thing, this game will be taking place at Lambeau Field. The tundra should be frozen and there may even be some snow falling during the game, but the real issue for Tampa Bay is that Aaron Rodgers has been playing on another level during Green Bay's seven-game winning streak, with 21 touchdowns to just one interception on 73.8 percent passing and 243.7 yards per game. Still, the Bucs held him to his worst performance of the season — 16-for-35 for 160 yards and two interceptions.
AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills (15-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (15-2), 6:40 p.m. on CBS
These teams also met in Week 6, and the Chiefs disposed of the Bills 26-17 on the road. Patrick Mahomes was nearly flawless, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire really led the way with 169 total yards. The real question here will be how effective Mahomes can be coming out of the concussion protocol and with an injured toe. The reigning Super Bowl MVP said that he's ready to go, but what else would you expect him to say? Still, unless Chad Henne makes another extended appearance, you can expect this one to be a high-scoring, pass-happy affair.