CultureFriday 02.04.22

Breaking Down the NFL Conference Championships

LZ and Will’s one-on-one playoff draft all comes down to which team wins the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 13. But there’s still plenty to talk about in the wake of the NFL Conference Championships, which have only made an incredible NFL season that much better. Both winning teams — the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals — won by just three points to punch their tickets to Super Bowl LVI, to be contested on the Rams’ home turf, SoFi Stadium (with a halftime show by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar, if you were curious). Will and LZ analyze the performances of each quarterback, Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (“a beast in a schematic positioning”), and one costly dropped interception. They also talk about one unexpected failing point in the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense: quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who is no stranger to high pressure games.

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