NFL Playoffs Down to Last Four Teams
The NFL playoffs are down to the final four teams: the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions.
On Sunday, the Chiefs will head to Baltimore to compete in the AFC Championship while the Lions go to the west coast to compete for the NFC title, marking the final round of the playoffs before the Super Bowl.
Patrick Mahomes hasn’t missed an AFC Championship since he became the team’s full-time starting quarterback in 2018, but this is his first on the road. Despite being away from home for the first playoffs since he took the role, Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce passed the record of most touchdowns together for sixteen, which was previously held by Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski at 15.
It’s a first for Mahomes, but the game will mark a first for the Ravens, too. Baltimore hasn’t hosted an AFC Championship since 1971 – and that wasn’t even the Ravens. Before the Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984, they were based out of Baltimore and were the hosts more than 50 years ago. The Ravens were founded in Baltimore in 1996.
The AFC Championship has a get-in price of $388, with lower level tickets starting at $650.
The Chiefs and Ravens aren’t the only team making history this year for the NFL playoffs. The Detroit Lions are one game away from making it to their first Super Bowl ever. Before this year, Detroit had not won a game in the NFL playoffs since 1992, which was the 1991 NFL season. The team did win the NFL Championship for the 1957 season, but the modern-day Super Bowl was in 1967.
The Lions will head to San Francisco to face the 49ers, who have won five Super Bowls but haven’t brought home a title since 1995. The team last made the Super Bowl in 2019, where they lost to the Chiefs 31-20 – the last 21 of which were scored by the Chiefs in the last seven minutes.
Fans can get into the playoff game for $610 or buy lower level seats starting at $775.
The winners of each of the championship games will meet at the Super Bowl on Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas.
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