Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

Tom Brady will face the Chiefs on Sunday, in his eighth AFC championship game in eight seasons. "I think it's something that when you get a chance to play for one game away, that's exactly why you do all this hard work", Rams coach Sean McVay said Sunday evening.

Kansas City and L.A. also played what was arguably the most entertaining game of this era when they met on Monday night in mid-November.

The Saints fell behind the Eagles 14-0 early in their divisional matchup on Sunday, raising hopes of an unlikely upset after the Saints' 41-point blowout of the Eagles earlier in the season.

In the divisional round of the National Football League playoffs, the best teams took over. The home team has won the past two games, while the road team won the previous six. The Eagles are flying high after last week's 16-15 win in Chicago but now get the top-seeded Saints in the Superdome.

Several Saints players, including star quarterback Drew Brees, confirmed the reports on Payton's unique motivation tactics.

Veteran C.J Anderson pitched in with 123 yards and two scores, while Todd Gurley added another 115 yards as the Los Angeles offensive line dominated the Cowboys defense. The key in this game could be how the Eagles' rushing attack fares against a New Orleans defense that finished the regular season ranked second against the run.

New Orleans (14-3) and Los Angeles (14-3) played their own wild shootout on November 4.

Sunday's Patriots-Chiefs game will match one of the league's best young quarterbacks, Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, against five-time Super Bowl victor Tom Brady of New England. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Foxborough in Week 6.

The Saints coach wanted to motivate the NFC's top seed before its divisional round matchup with the Eagles, so the Super Bowl XLIV victor made a decision to give his team a visual of what it was playing for.