Chiefs vs Patriots

Chiefs vs Patriots : Picks, odds for AFC championship game in Kansas City.Oddsmakers are not dishing out any favors to those who are tired of seeing the Patriots in the Super Bowl. New England’s status as underdog for the AFC championship game in Kansas City plays right into Tom Brady’s nonsensical claim that “everyone thinks (the Patriots) suck and can’t win any games.”

Of course, there is a minuscule fragment of truth to the New England quarterback’s words. The Patriots reaching an eighth consecutive conference title game on the strength of a 41-year-old passer is a mind-boggling accomplishment. And there’s a reason the Chiefs are the favorites to reach the Super Bowl; his name is Patrick Mahomes.

MORE: Picks, odds for NFC championship game

The Kansas City QB, likely the NFL MVP for 2018 after throwing 50 touchdowns in the regular season, is the kind of player who can give the Patriots problems. New England under coach Bill Belichick is known for its uncanny preparation habits, but Mahomes is capable of plays for which an opponent simply can’t prepare.

Then again, Brady remains the leader on the other side. And the Patriots’ offense, now an established threat in the power running game to compliment Brady’s precision in the passing game, can attack the Chiefs in multiple ways. If there are weaknesses in the Kansas City defense — and there are — New England will identify and exploit them.

It all sets up what should be another AFC title-game classic. Below are Sporting News’ picks and predictions.

Patriots vs. Chiefs: Picks, odds for AFC championship game

  • Date, time: Sun., Jan 20, 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
  • TV: CBS
  • Odds: Chiefs -3; Total: 57.5

Tadd Haislop: The Patriots and Chiefs won their divisional playoff games against the Chargers and Colts, respectively, in a similar fashion. Even though New England blew out its opponent on the scoreboard, the domination was rooted in the power running game with Sony Michel. Surprisingly, that’s how Kansas City managed its win, too, with Damien Williams.

Presumably, New England will use a similar game plan in the conference title game against a Kansas City defense that has been vulnerable to the run at times in 2018. The Patriots have an advantage on the ground, and keeping pressure away from Brady will be vital.

The tried-and-true formula to beating New England is getting to Brady, but few teams can actually do it. Kansas City pass-rushers Dee Ford and Justin Houston gave Indianapolis offensive tackles fits in the divisional round, and Chris Jones completes one of the league’s best pass-rushing trios. So, yeah, the Chiefs can do it.

With that said, the Patriots have the edge in overall defense, if anything because they’ll be prepared with a game plan to contain the likes of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. So picking against New England, the team with the edges in defense and in the running game, would go against everything we know about postseason NFL football.

Oh well. Mahomes is just different.

Pick: Chiefs, 35-31

Vinnie Iyer: The Patriots are still the Patriots, but the Chiefs’ past playoff missteps under coach Andy Reid will get buried here for two reasons: They are at home, and they have Mahomes.

Brady will keep up his team’s offensive momentum, but New England will lose this one defensively, as the speed, quickness and athleticism of Kansas City’s skill players are too much to handle a second time.

The Patriots have been weaker on the road this season, and Mahomes can blow up even their best-laid game plan. Having learned from the first meeting, Mahomes will have a clean, prolific game to out-duel Brady and stamp his MVP status with a trip to what might be the first of several Super Bowls.

New England Patriots vs Kansas City Chiefs

New England Patriots vs Kansas City Chiefs: 2019 AFC Championship Game Odds And NFL Playoff PickS.The 2019 AFC Championship Game will be contested this evening between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. This matchup, which will take place at Arrowhead Stadium, will feature the top two teams in the conference going head-to-head with a berth in Super Bowl LIII on the line. These teams met earlier in the 2018 NFL season in a game that New England ultimately won, 43-40. Much has changed since Week 6 for both squads, which makes this rematch all the more intriguing.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

Oddsmakers are favoring Kansas City this time around, opening the squad as a three-point favorite. That line hasn’t shifted much since it was determined that the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds would be battling it out in the AFC Championship, even though a good majority of the public is backing the Chiefs to cover the spread. Kansas City is currently generating 59% of total bets and an even larger percentage of the total money is on the team at 61%. The total of this game isn’t expected to reach anywhere near the 83 points that were scored at Foxborough back in October, with the over/under currently set at 56 points. That’s down slightly from the initial mark of 57 points, as 55% of bettors backing the under at this juncture.

Will Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and the rest of the dynamic Chiefs find a way to avenge their shortcomings from three months ago and punch a ticket to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years, or will Tom Brady and Bill Belichick find a way to guide the steady Pats to a season sweep of this foe and get back to the big game for the third consecutive year? Vegas expert Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com—who has gone 6-1 on his picks for readers across the first two rounds of the 2019 NFL Playoffs—has provided his take on the outcome, which you can find at the end of this article. Before finding out which franchise the pro handicapper has advancing to Super Bowl LIII, take a peek at the full schedule, kickoff start time, TV channel information and updated odds for the 2019 AFC Championship between the Chiefs and Patriots.

2019 AFC Championship Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots 

The Patriots-Chiefs rivalry is quickly becoming one of the more exciting ones in the modern NFL, as these top-tier organizations have met in each of the past three seasons and four times in the last five years. The teams are deadlocked at two wins apiece in this span, a stretch that includes some truly memorable contests. Many pundits claimed that New England’s reign as the top dynasty of the modern era was coming to an end in 2014 after Kansas City decimated it, 41-14, in the only game between these clubs held at Arrowhead since 2005. The Pats were able to shrug off that blowout loss and go on to win the Super Bowl at the end of that campaign, making their first of three trips over the next four seasons. New England would next face the Chiefs in the playoffs following the 2015 campaign, ousting the squad before falling in the AFC Championship against Denver. The Pats went on to win the Super Bowl again the following season, prompting the schedulemakers to set up a New England-Kansas City clash to open the 2017 campaign. The Chiefs spoiled a banner-raising ceremony at Gillette Stadium that evening, with former running back Kareem Hunt having a coming out party in his rookie debut to pace his squad to a 15-point blowout victory. Kansas City came up just short in the 2018 edition of this burgeoning rivalry, cracking in the final frame of a back-and-forth shootout, the first between future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady and up-and-coming star signal-caller Patrick Mahomes.

The duel between Brady and Mahomes will once again take center stage on Sunday evening, although there is far more up for grabs now compared to Week 6. The 41-year-old veteran got the better of his younger counterpart back October, even if his stat line wasn’t rife with scores. Brady finished the day having thrown for 340 yards and a touchdown on 24-of-35 passing attempts, nimbly avoiding any turnovers during a tight battle. Mahomes lit up the stat sheet with four touchdowns and 352 yards on 23-of-36 passing, but was responsible for two costly interceptions that ultimately made the difference in a three-point defeat.

Saints Rams

Saints Rams: The Rams are just 1-4 on the road in the NFC Championship Game, with the win coming in the 1979 game at Tampa Bay (9-0). Los Angeles set franchise playoff records with 273 rushing yards and 459 total yards in last week’s 30-22 win over Dallas.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

 

The home team has covered the spread in seven straight meetings in this series. The Saints are on a 25-7 run against the number at home versus opponents with winning records. They also have a 5-2 spread record in their last seven January games. The model knows that the last time the Saints hosted the NFC Championship, nine years ago, Brees threw for three touchdowns in a thrilling win over the Vikings. The future Hall of Famer hasn’t lost a home playoff game as signal-caller for New Orleans. In his post season career, Brees is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 4,510 yards, 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. During the regular season, he was sixth in touchdowns with 32 and No. 1 in the entire league in QB rating with 115.7, almost two points higher than the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes.

But just because the Saints are at home and have already handled L.A. doesn’t mean they’ll cover the Saints vs. Rams spread.

The model also knows the Rams have a dynamic one-two punch they can throw at each of the skill positions. When running back Todd Gurley missed the final two weeks of the regular season with a knee injury, C.J. Anderson filled in admirably, rushing for 299 yards and two touchdowns in the final two weeks. Even after Gurley returned last week, Anderson went for 123 yards and two touchdowns, while Gurley added 116 rushing yards and a score of his own.

At wide receiver, the Rams have two 1,200-yard options in Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. Cooks is the big-play threat who takes the top off secondaries, while Woods works the intermediate routes and forces defenses to work at every level.

The Rams also have two capable receiving tight ends in Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee. The pair combined for 57 catches, 612 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season.

Who wins Rams vs. Saints? And which side of the spread cashes over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Saints vs. Rams spread you need to jump on in the 2019 NFL Playoffs, all from the computer model that has returned nearly $4,000 to $100 bettors over the past two seasons.

Patriots Chiefs

Patriots Chiefs: Picks, odds for AFC championship game in Kansas City.Oddsmakers are not dishing out any favors to those who are tired of seeing the Patriots in the Super Bowl. New England’s status as underdog for the AFC championship game in Kansas City plays right into Tom Brady’s nonsensical claim that “everyone thinks (the Patriots) suck and can’t win any games.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

Of course, there is a minuscule fragment of truth to the New England quarterback’s words. The Patriots reaching an eighth consecutive conference title game on the strength of a 41-year-old passer is a mind-boggling accomplishment. And there’s a reason the Chiefs are the favorites to reach the Super Bowl; his name is Patrick Mahomes.

MORE: Picks, odds for NFC championship game

The Kansas City QB, likely the NFL MVP for 2018 after throwing 50 touchdowns in the regular season, is the kind of player who can give the Patriots problems. New England under coach Bill Belichick is known for its uncanny preparation habits, but Mahomes is capable of plays for which an opponent simply can’t prepare.

Then again, Brady remains the leader on the other side. And the Patriots’ offense, now an established threat in the power running game to compliment Brady’s precision in the passing game, can attack the Chiefs in multiple ways. If there are weaknesses in the Kansas City defense — and there are — New England will identify and exploit them.

It all sets up what should be another AFC title-game classic. Below are Sporting News’ picks and predictions.

Patriots vs. Chiefs: Picks, odds for AFC championship game

  • Date, time: Sun., Jan 20, 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
  • TV: CBS
  • Odds: Chiefs -3; Total: 57.5

Tadd Haislop: The Patriots and Chiefs won their divisional playoff games against the Chargers and Colts, respectively, in a similar fashion. Even though New England blew out its opponent on the scoreboard, the domination was rooted in the power running game with Sony Michel. Surprisingly, that’s how Kansas City managed its win, too, with Damien Williams.

Presumably, New England will use a similar game plan in the conference title game against a Kansas City defense that has been vulnerable to the run at times in 2018. The Patriots have an advantage on the ground, and keeping pressure away from Brady will be vital.

The tried-and-true formula to beating New England is getting to Brady, but few teams can actually do it. Kansas City pass-rushers Dee Ford and Justin Houston gave Indianapolis offensive tackles fits in the divisional round, and Chris Jones completes one of the league’s best pass-rushing trios. So, yeah, the Chiefs can do it.

With that said, the Patriots have the edge in overall defense, if anything because they’ll be prepared with a game plan to contain the likes of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. So picking against New England, the team with the edges in defense and in the running game, would go against everything we know about postseason NFL football.

Oh well. Mahomes is just different.

Pick: Chiefs, 35-31

Vinnie Iyer: The Patriots are still the Patriots, but the Chiefs’ past playoff missteps under coach Andy Reid will get buried here for two reasons: They are at home, and they have Mahomes.

Brady will keep up his team’s offensive momentum, but New England will lose this one defensively, as the speed, quickness and athleticism of Kansas City’s skill players are too much to handle a second time.

The Patriots have been weaker on the road this season, and Mahomes can blow up even their best-laid game plan. Having learned from the first meeting, Mahomes will have a clean, prolific game to out-duel Brady and stamp his MVP status with a trip to what might be the first of several Super Bowls.

Patriots vs Chiefs

Patriots vs Chiefs: Picks, odds for AFC championship game in Kansas City.Oddsmakers are not dishing out any favors to those who are tired of seeing the Patriots in the Super Bowl. New England’s status as underdog for the AFC championship game in Kansas City plays right into Tom Brady’s nonsensical claim that “everyone thinks (the Patriots) suck and can’t win any games.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

Of course, there is a minuscule fragment of truth to the New England quarterback’s words. The Patriots reaching an eighth consecutive conference title game on the strength of a 41-year-old passer is a mind-boggling accomplishment. And there’s a reason the Chiefs are the favorites to reach the Super Bowl; his name is Patrick Mahomes.

MORE: Picks, odds for NFC championship game

The Kansas City QB, likely the NFL MVP for 2018 after throwing 50 touchdowns in the regular season, is the kind of player who can give the Patriots problems. New England under coach Bill Belichick is known for its uncanny preparation habits, but Mahomes is capable of plays for which an opponent simply can’t prepare.

Then again, Brady remains the leader on the other side. And the Patriots’ offense, now an established threat in the power running game to compliment Brady’s precision in the passing game, can attack the Chiefs in multiple ways. If there are weaknesses in the Kansas City defense — and there are — New England will identify and exploit them.

It all sets up what should be another AFC title-game classic. Below are Sporting News’ picks and predictions.

Patriots vs. Chiefs: Picks, odds for AFC championship game

  • Date, time: Sun., Jan 20, 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
  • TV: CBS
  • Odds: Chiefs -3; Total: 57.5

Tadd Haislop: The Patriots and Chiefs won their divisional playoff games against the Chargers and Colts, respectively, in a similar fashion. Even though New England blew out its opponent on the scoreboard, the domination was rooted in the power running game with Sony Michel. Surprisingly, that’s how Kansas City managed its win, too, with Damien Williams.

Presumably, New England will use a similar game plan in the conference title game against a Kansas City defense that has been vulnerable to the run at times in 2018. The Patriots have an advantage on the ground, and keeping pressure away from Brady will be vital.

The tried-and-true formula to beating New England is getting to Brady, but few teams can actually do it. Kansas City pass-rushers Dee Ford and Justin Houston gave Indianapolis offensive tackles fits in the divisional round, and Chris Jones completes one of the league’s best pass-rushing trios. So, yeah, the Chiefs can do it.

With that said, the Patriots have the edge in overall defense, if anything because they’ll be prepared with a game plan to contain the likes of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. So picking against New England, the team with the edges in defense and in the running game, would go against everything we know about postseason NFL football.

Oh well. Mahomes is just different.

Pick: Chiefs, 35-31

Vinnie Iyer: The Patriots are still the Patriots, but the Chiefs’ past playoff missteps under coach Andy Reid will get buried here for two reasons: They are at home, and they have Mahomes.

Brady will keep up his team’s offensive momentum, but New England will lose this one defensively, as the speed, quickness and athleticism of Kansas City’s skill players are too much to handle a second time.

The Patriots have been weaker on the road this season, and Mahomes can blow up even their best-laid game plan. Having learned from the first meeting, Mahomes will have a clean, prolific game to out-duel Brady and stamp his MVP status with a trip to what might be the first of several Super Bowls.

Saints vs Rams

Saints vs Rams: The Rams are just 1-4 on the road in the NFC Championship Game, with the win coming in the 1979 game at Tampa Bay (9-0). Los Angeles set franchise playoff records with 273 rushing yards and 459 total yards in last week’s 30-22 win over Dallas.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

 

The home team has covered the spread in seven straight meetings in this series. The Saints are on a 25-7 run against the number at home versus opponents with winning records. They also have a 5-2 spread record in their last seven January games. The model knows that the last time the Saints hosted the NFC Championship, nine years ago, Brees threw for three touchdowns in a thrilling win over the Vikings. The future Hall of Famer hasn’t lost a home playoff game as signal-caller for New Orleans. In his post season career, Brees is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 4,510 yards, 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. During the regular season, he was sixth in touchdowns with 32 and No. 1 in the entire league in QB rating with 115.7, almost two points higher than the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes.

But just because the Saints are at home and have already handled L.A. doesn’t mean they’ll cover the Saints vs. Rams spread.

The model also knows the Rams have a dynamic one-two punch they can throw at each of the skill positions. When running back Todd Gurley missed the final two weeks of the regular season with a knee injury, C.J. Anderson filled in admirably, rushing for 299 yards and two touchdowns in the final two weeks. Even after Gurley returned last week, Anderson went for 123 yards and two touchdowns, while Gurley added 116 rushing yards and a score of his own.

At wide receiver, the Rams have two 1,200-yard options in Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. Cooks is the big-play threat who takes the top off secondaries, while Woods works the intermediate routes and forces defenses to work at every level.

The Rams also have two capable receiving tight ends in Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee. The pair combined for 57 catches, 612 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season.

Who wins Rams vs. Saints? And which side of the spread cashes over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Saints vs. Rams spread you need to jump on in the 2019 NFL Playoffs, all from the computer model that has returned nearly $4,000 to $100 bettors over the past two seasons.

Patriots vs Chiefs

Patriots vs Chiefs: Picks, odds for AFC championship game in Kansas City.Oddsmakers are not dishing out any favors to those who are tired of seeing the Patriots in the Super Bowl. New England’s status as underdog for the AFC championship game in Kansas City plays right into Tom Brady’s nonsensical claim that “everyone thinks (the Patriots) suck and can’t win any games.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

Of course, there is a minuscule fragment of truth to the New England quarterback’s words. The Patriots reaching an eighth consecutive conference title game on the strength of a 41-year-old passer is a mind-boggling accomplishment. And there’s a reason the Chiefs are the favorites to reach the Super Bowl; his name is Patrick Mahomes.

MORE: Picks, odds for NFC championship game

The Kansas City QB, likely the NFL MVP for 2018 after throwing 50 touchdowns in the regular season, is the kind of player who can give the Patriots problems. New England under coach Bill Belichick is known for its uncanny preparation habits, but Mahomes is capable of plays for which an opponent simply can’t prepare.

Then again, Brady remains the leader on the other side. And the Patriots’ offense, now an established threat in the power running game to compliment Brady’s precision in the passing game, can attack the Chiefs in multiple ways. If there are weaknesses in the Kansas City defense — and there are — New England will identify and exploit them.

It all sets up what should be another AFC title-game classic. Below are Sporting News’ picks and predictions.

Patriots vs. Chiefs: Picks, odds for AFC championship game

  • Date, time: Sun., Jan 20, 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
  • TV: CBS
  • Odds: Chiefs -3; Total: 57.5

Tadd Haislop: The Patriots and Chiefs won their divisional playoff games against the Chargers and Colts, respectively, in a similar fashion. Even though New England blew out its opponent on the scoreboard, the domination was rooted in the power running game with Sony Michel. Surprisingly, that’s how Kansas City managed its win, too, with Damien Williams.

Presumably, New England will use a similar game plan in the conference title game against a Kansas City defense that has been vulnerable to the run at times in 2018. The Patriots have an advantage on the ground, and keeping pressure away from Brady will be vital.

The tried-and-true formula to beating New England is getting to Brady, but few teams can actually do it. Kansas City pass-rushers Dee Ford and Justin Houston gave Indianapolis offensive tackles fits in the divisional round, and Chris Jones completes one of the league’s best pass-rushing trios. So, yeah, the Chiefs can do it.

With that said, the Patriots have the edge in overall defense, if anything because they’ll be prepared with a game plan to contain the likes of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. So picking against New England, the team with the edges in defense and in the running game, would go against everything we know about postseason NFL football.

Oh well. Mahomes is just different.

Pick: Chiefs, 35-31

Vinnie Iyer: The Patriots are still the Patriots, but the Chiefs’ past playoff missteps under coach Andy Reid will get buried here for two reasons: They are at home, and they have Mahomes.

Brady will keep up his team’s offensive momentum, but New England will lose this one defensively, as the speed, quickness and athleticism of Kansas City’s skill players are too much to handle a second time.

The Patriots have been weaker on the road this season, and Mahomes can blow up even their best-laid game plan. Having learned from the first meeting, Mahomes will have a clean, prolific game to out-duel Brady and stamp his MVP status with a trip to what might be the first of several Super Bowls.

Rams vs Saints

Rams vs Saints odds, picks: NFC Championship Game line sliding towards L.A., total stays steady.The Rams are getting more action than the Saints for the NFC Championship Game.The first game up on this glorious championship Sunday is the NFC title game between the Rams and the Saints. We’ll be doing a live blog of that game here so be sure and check it out once things kick off.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

In the meantime, let’s take a look at the spread and over/under for this matchup, which is a rematch of a wild 45-35 affair back in New Orleans in Week 9. At the time, the Rams were undefeated and actually came into New Orleans as 2.5-point favorites. The Saints covered easily, although it’s worth noting the large disparity in the score was aided by a very late and very long Michael Thomas touchdown that put him over 200 yards for the game.

Let’s break down everything you need to know about the odds for this game.

What’s the current line?

Saints -3 (-120): As of 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, the Saints are still three-point favorites, but it is an expensive three-point favorite, as the line is juiced to -120 at the Westgate. That means to win $100 you’d have to bet $120 on the Saints -3.

Over/Under 57: This has stayed pretty steady, at or around 56.5 or 57 throughout the full process. It opened at 57 and just hasn’t seen much movement.

Trends to know

Home teams in conference championship games over the last five years are 10-0 straight up and 8-2 against the spread.

The over in championship games played in domes since 2000 (arbitrary, whatever) on with an over/under of 35 points or more, the over is 6-0 in those situations. Tack on the Cardinals-Eagles game from the 2009 playoffs (retractable roof in Arizona) and the over is 7-0.

Drew Brees and Sean Payton are 6-0 straight up in home playoff games, but just 2-4 against the spread in those games.

The over is 4-1 against the number in five playoff games since the merger with an over/under of 56 or higher.

If this line closes at Saints -3, it will be the shortest favorite the Saints have been at home in the playoffs since Brees/Payton arrived.

What is the public betting on?

This game is pretty close. According to The Action Network’s public money tracker, 52 percent of the bets are on the Saints. Unsurprisingly, 52 percent of the bets are also on the over, as well as a lot more money (roughly 3x the under). This is not an end-all, be-all recap of every sportsbook’s handle for this game, but it is a very good snapshot as to what people are betting on with the NFC Championship Game.

Via Covers.com, Scott Shelton, MGM Mirage sportsbook director, said the tickets are basically split on the Saints and Rams for this game.

“This game is boring by comparison [to the AFC title game],” Shelton said. “I’ve never seen a ticket count and money count so close on the pointspread. Right now, the worst-case scenario is the Saints winning by 3.”

Early on it appeared as if the Rams were drawing most of the action. According to TAN, the Rams are getting 56 percent of the moneyline bets at +150 (at the Westgate) or thereabouts.

A Saints win by three would mean a push, which would mean no one wins money. Shelton added that if the Saints-Rams game is a low-scoring affair, the sportsbook wins big. “If it goes Over, we get our heads kicked in,” Shelton said.

Take anything a casino or sportsbook says about losing big money with a grain of salt: they’re doing just fine in Vegas. But it is an indication of where the money’s sitting.

Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints

Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints in NFC Championship game: Live updates, score, time, TV channel, how to watch live stream onlineMany observers predicted a rematch following the New Orleans Saints win over the Los Angeles Rams during Week 9 of the regular season. That prediction has proven to be correct. The Saints and Rams will face each in the NFC Championship game on Sunday at 12:05 p.m. PT/3:05 p.m. ET, KPTV-12, FOX or live on Fubo TV (free trial).

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

You can also watch a live stream of the game on foxsportsgo.com, verizonwireless.com, playstation vue, AppleTV, SlingTV.

The Saints reached their first conference championship game since the 2009 season by rallying to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in a Divisional Round game. The Saints overcame a 14-0 deficit and won 20-14. The Saints have not appeared in a Super Bowl since winning Super Bowl 44 in 2010. The Saints defeated the Rams 45-35 during Week 6 of the regular season.

The Saints advanced because of their defense. After allowing two touchdowns in the first quarter, the New Orleans defense shut out the Eagles over the final three quarters. The defense held the Eagles to 201 yards passing in the game and after Eagles quarterback Nick Foles completed eight of nine passes for 113 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter, he was limited to 10-of-22 passes for 88 yards and two interceptions in the final three quarters.

The offense wasn’t sharp and quarterback Drew Brees completed 28-of-38 passes for 301 yards with two touchdowns and an interceptions. Wide receiver Michael Thomas had a huge day, catching 12 passes for 171 yards a touchdown.

The Rams, known for their flashy offense, went old-school to punish the Cowboys in their 30-22 win. Los Angeles running backs C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley each rushed for at least 100 yards and Rams gashed the Cowboys with 273 yards on the ground, averaging 5.7 yards a carry in the game.

The Rams defense, which had been inconsistent during the regular season, produced its best performance of the season. The unit held Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott to 47 yards on the ground and limited to Cowboys to 50 yards rushing. The Cowboys were able to convert just 1-of-10 third-down plays in the game.

You can get the latest score and stats from the game in the box score provided above and here’s everything you need to know in order to watch the Rams vs. Saints game:

What: Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints

When: Sunday, Jan. 20, 12:05 p.m. PT/3:05 p.m. ET

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

TV: KPTV-12, FOX

Watch online: You can watch the live stream of the game on foxsportsgo.com, verizonwireless.com, playstation vue, AppleTV, SlingTV and Fubo TV (free trial).

Pacquiao vs Broner Full Fight

Pacquiao vs Broner: The Manny Pacquiao might be fourty years old, but he’s still one of the biggest draws in boxing.On Saturday 19th Jan in fabulous Las Vegas, he’ll face another one of the sport’s stars,

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW

 

Date: Saturday, January 19
Time: 9 pm ET
TV: Showtime PPV

Adrien Broner, with Pacquiao’s WBA Welterweight Championship on the line.Adrien Broner is also a former WBA welterweight champion and the 29-year-old is still in his prime, 11 years younger than his adversary.

Despite the age gap, Pacquiao is a -400 favorite in the latest Pacquiao vs. Broner odds, up from an open of -280. That means you’d need to risk $400 to win $100. Broner, meanwhile, is at +300, meaning you’d only need to risk $100 to win $300 on the underdog. Before you head to the window to make any Pacquiao vs. Broner picks, check out the latest predictions from SportsLine boxing insider Peter Kahn.

A Boxing fight game veteran with over 20 years of experience as a manager, promoter and adviser, Kahn has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on inside and outside the ring. He can be heard weekly as co-host of “The Fight Guys” podcast on the SB Nation Radio Network.

Tonight,This is the same expert who called Shawn Porter upsetting Danny Garcia in September, which paid +140 on the money line, and called the GGG vs. Canelo draw. Now he’s dialed in on Pacquiao-Broner and just locked in his top boxing picks. You can only see them at SportsLine.

For Saturday’s showdown in Las Vegas, Kahn knows that one of Pacquiao’s big advantages will be his ability to use his quickness to outflank the more defensive Broner. He’ll piece together combinations that score big with judges, which Kahn thinks could put Broner in constant jeopardy.

“Pacquiao is going to come forward, press the action, and keep Broner on the defensive by using his speed and combination punching,” Kahn told SportsLine.

As the underdog, Kahn also knows that Broner will have his work cut out against a more technically sound fighter. However, Broner is an excellent counter-puncher, which makes him extremely dangerous against a fighter like Pacquiao who is sure to throw plenty of hay-makers. And Broner has been wildly successful, with 24 knockouts in 33 wins against just three losses, while Pacquiao has dropped four of his last 10 bouts.

“Broner is successful when he can make his opponents miss and use his long left hook to land at will,” Kahn told SportsLine. “He has a solid chin and will not quit. He might make it ugly or rough if he can break Pacquiao’s rhythm.”

Kahn has scouted Broner vs. Pacquiao from every angle and locked in his best bets. We can tell you he likes the fight to go all 12 rounds, but his bigger play is on the winner. He’s identified the critical x-factor that makes one fighter a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.