Joe Burrow vs. Patrick Mahomes – Divisional Round or Championship Game
It might be pointless to write about this match-up because the Bengals and Chiefs would both have to win their first game in the playoffs, then depending on what happens in week 18, the Bengals and Chiefs might not be able to meet in the divisional round.
If the playoff positioning remains the same after Week 18, there’s no scenario where these two quarterbacks can face off in the Divisional Round. Instead, the Titans would have to fall in the Divisional Round, setting up a Bengals-Chiefs rematch, but this time at Arrowhead Stadium for the AFC Championship Game.
Man, Sunday’s game was exciting. I doubt Ja’Marr Chase will have the same game he did a second time against the Chiefs but, this matchup would be another classic like Sunday’s game was. Mahomes and Burrow could be this next generation’s Manning vs. Brady and we all remember how fun those games were.
The key to beating the Chiefs is keeping Mahomes off the field and Cincinnati did that for the last six minutes of their win in Week 17. That is how either team is going to win, by keeping the other quarterback off the field. The best defense is running the clock down and holding onto the ball for as long as possible.
If this game ended up being the AFC Championship, it would be one for the ages.
What do you think? Did I miss any other good matchups?