After a Wildcard Round filled with thrills and spills, just eight teams remain in the NFL Playoffs and they’re all dreaming of lifting the Lombardi Trophy in Miami in a few weeks time.
As those who know how to read football odds will know, the Baltimore Ravens are the current favourites to win Super Bowl 54, but before they can think about being crowned champions, they must get past the Tennessee Titans.
The Titans, led by quarterback Ryan Tannehill, got to this stage by going into New England and defeating Tom Brady’s Patriots, so they’ll have no fear about going into Baltimore to play another powerhouse team.
However, Lemar Jackson’s Ravens have been on an amazing run, winning their last 12 games in a row, and with running back Mark Ingram set to return from injury, the home side will be very confident of advancing to the AFC Championship game.
The winners of Ravens vs. Titans will earn the right to play the winners of the clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans.
That game will feature two of the most exciting and dynamic young quarterbacks to enter the league in years in Patrick Mahomes and DeShaun Watson, so those who love to see exciting games from signal-callers will want to tune into this matchup.
The Chiefs will be expected to win the game at home and reach a second AFC title game, but Houston should not be written off. In the likes of Watson and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans have the type of game-changing players that give them a chance to win any game they play.
Still, with Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and a whole lot more, the Chiefs should have enough to win at home.
Over in the NFC, the Minnesota Vikings, fresh from beating the Saints in New Orleans, will travel to the West Coast of America to face the hugely-impressive San Francisco 49ers.
Very few people gave the Vikings a chance in New Orleans and they emerged victoriously, so it would be foolish to write them off in this game, even though logic dictates that the 49ers should win.
San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo left New England a few years ago in order to find a team who he could lead to a Super Bowl and he’s certainly got that now.
If the 49ers play to the standards they’ve set this season, then they’ll almost certainly beat the Vikings, but if the visitors can find a way to disrupt Garoppolo, then they certainly have a chance to pull off another upset.
Finally, the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks will round off the weekend’s action with a clash at the famous Lambeau Field. The Packers tend to have a huge home-field advantage when playing at Lambeau, but the impact of playing in Green Bay could be lessened against a Seattle side that has been much better on the road this season.
They won seven of eight regular-season road games, and backed that up by beating the Eagles in Philadelphia last weekend.
Aaron Rodgers is desperate to win another Super Bowl with the Packers to cement his place amongst the all-time great quarterbacks, but in Russell Wilson, he’ll be up against another player in the exact same position.
The Packers will be slight favourites going into the game, but this game seems too close to call.