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Baltimore Beatdown Game Picks: Conference Championship

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With just two weekends of football remaining this season, the Baltimore Beatdown staff is once again predicting the winners of the two matchups in the Conference Championship.

As per usual, below you’ll see how everyone fared in last week’s Divisional Round slate, analysis of everyone’s picks for this weekend, and polls for you to cast your own votes!

Playoff Standings:

  1. BB readers 7-3
  2. Vasilis 7-3
  3. Spencer 7-3
  4. Dustin 7-3
  5. Peter 7-3
  6. Jakob 7-3
  7. Kyle 7-3
  8. Frank 6-4

Consensus Selections —

All of our writers see the Packers defending home field and defeating Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon. Green Bay is favored by 3.5 points over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. The Packers have lost in their past three appearances in the NFC Championship but have not hosted a title game at Lambeau Field in over a decade.

After knocking off Washington in Round 1, the Buccaneers toppled Drew Brees and the Saints in New Orleans last week by a score of 30-20. Elsewhere, the Packers beat the Rams by 14 points after enjoying a bye week in the wild card round.


Lone Wolf Selections —

With the exception of one staff member, every writer went chalk again and picked the Chiefs to defeat the Bills at home. Kyle, however, likes Buffalo to pull off an upset over the reigning super bowl champions in Kansas City.

The Bills are an underdog of three points on the road after and advanced to the AFC Championship game after beating the Colts in Round 1 and knocking off the Ravens last week, 17-3. The Chiefs squeaked by the Browns with a 22-17 victory in the Divisional Round after Patrick Mahomes exited with a concussion in the third quarter.



Poll

Who will win: Buccaneers or Packers?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Buccaneers
    (9 votes)
  • 78%
    Packers
    (32 votes)
41 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win: Bills or Chiefs?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Bills
    (20 votes)
  • 54%
    Chiefs
    (24 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now