2021 NFL Conference Championship Game Recaps
Can Kansas City get back to the Super Bowl? Find out by reading below.
Chris Ransom Last Updated: January 24, 2021.
Game Recap: GREEN BAY-The second battle between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers took place.
Tom Brady got the ball to start this game. Tom Brady went 2/2 on third down conversions. He wrapped up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers opening drive with a touchdown pass to Mike Evans on third and three.
Tampa Bay's defense stopped Green Bay on their opening drive. Tampa Bay got another third down conversion thanks to a running play. Tom Brady threw a pass to Chris Godwin on third down. Tampa Bay began the game 5/5 on third downs. jaire Alexander broke up a pass in coverage. Tampa Bay's offensive line gave Brady a clean pocket. Kenny Clark got by Tampa Bay's backup right guard with Alex Cappa injured to sack Tom Brady on third down. Green Bay's nose tackle forced Tampa Bay to punt it.
Aaron Rodgers began this game 4/4. He threw his fourth completion on third down. Aaron Rodgers was 6/6 after one quarter of play. Tampa Bay led 7-0 after one quarter of play.
Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Valdes-Scantling as he torched Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis on that third down. Aaron Rodgers began this game 7/7 on completions. That tied this game at 7-7 after Mason Crosby made the extra point.
Tom Brady threw a deep ball to Chris Godwin. That resulted in a first down for Tampa Bay as Godwin torched Darnell Savage. Leonard Fournette got a rushing touchdown. Tampa Bay led 14-7.
Aaron Rodgers finally threw his first incomplete pass. The incompletion allowed Rodgers to avoid a sack though. Then Rodgers threw a completion to Valdes-Scantling. That resulted in a first down. Rodgers threw a completion to DaVante Adams. Aaron Jones ran for a first down. Rodgers was 11/12 on the day after another completion. Green Bay set up a first and goal. Tampa Bay's defense adjusted as they held Green Bay to a field goal. Tampa Bay led 14-10.
Tom Brady threw a first down to Chris Godwin on third and two. That third down conversion kept Tampa bay's drive alive. Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to Scotty Miller. Tampa Bay led 21-10 at halftime.
Green Bay got the ball to start the second half. Green Bay fumbled the ball.
Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to Cameron Brate. Tampa Bay led 28-10.
Green Bay got the ball from their own 25-yard line. Green Bay put together an 8-play 75-yard drive that took up 4 minutes and 26 seconds. Aaron Rodgers capped off the drive with a touchdown pass to Robert Tonyan. Tampa Bay led 28-17.
Tom Brady threw an interception to Adrian Amos. Green Bay got the ball back.
Green Bay put together a 13-play 60-yard drive that took up 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to DaVante Adams on third and goal. Green Bay's third down conversion only resulted in six points since Green Bay missed the two point conversion. Tampa Bay led 28-23 after three quarters of play.
Tom Brady drove Tampa Bay down into field goal range. Tom Brady threw an interception to Jaire Alexander.
Green Bay could not do anything with it. Tampa Bay held them to a three and out.
Tom Brady helped Tampa Bay drive downfield for a field goal. Tampa Bay led 31-23.
A.J. Dillon had a nice run. That set up a second and one. Dillon took over since Aaron Jones left with a chest injury. Marquez Valdes-Scantling had a first down. Aaron Rodgers overthrew the pass into the end zone. Green Bay settled for a field goal, bugt managed to keep all of their timeouts.
Tampa Bay got the ball with 2:02 left in the fourth quarter. Brady threw a completion to Mike Evans. That left 1:56 on the clock as the game went to the two minute warning.
Tampa Bay ran the ball twice. Kevin King got called with a defensive pass interference penalty on third down.
Tampa Bay ran the clock out after that. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFC 31-26. This is the second consecutive NFC Championship game that Green Bay lost. It's also the third time in five years along with the fourth time in six years that Green Bay lost in the NFC Championship.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady made his renth Super Bowl and was my player of the game despite the sloppy performance. Tom Brady went 20/36 with 280 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and 3 interceptions.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-5-0
1. Green Bay Packers 14-4-0
Game Recap: KANSAS CITY-Buffalo beat Kansas City in the AFC Championship the last time they played in an AFC Championship game. This is the third AFC Championship game between these teams within the span of 27 years. Kansas City beat Buffalo to go to Super Bowl 1. Buffalo beat them 27 years later. This game would decide who travels to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers who will host a Super Bowl for the first time in NFL history.
Buffalo got the ball to start this game after the Chiefs won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Buffalo put together a 10-play 42-yard drive that took up 3 minutes and 33 seconds.
Kansas City had a three and out on thier first drive. Buffalo got the ball back. Buffalo put a 6-play drive together before punting the ball. MeCole Hardman fumbled the ball. Buffalo recovered the punt. Josh Allen threw a touchdown to Dawson Knox. Buffalo led 9-0 after one quarter of play.
Kansas City put together a 14-play 80-yard drive from their own 20-yard line that took up 6 minutes and 58 seconds. Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass to MeCole Hardman. Buffalo led 9-7.
Kansas City took the lead with a rushing touchdown on their second series of the second quarter. Kansas City led 14-9.
Josh Allen had a three and out. Kansas City got the ball back. Clyde Edwards-Helaire got a rushing touchdown. Kansas City led 21-9.
Josh Allen put together a critical drive. Kansas City held Buffalo to a field goal. Kansas City led 21-12 at halftime.
Kansas City got a field goal on their first drive of the second half. Kansas City led 24-12.
Buffalo got a field goal. Kansas City led 24-15.
Patrick Mahomes fired a huge completion to Tyreek Hill. That made it first and goal for the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce. Kansas City led 31-15.
L'Jarius Sneed kept Diggs in check before his injury limiting him to 2 receptions. Once Sneed got injured, Josh Allen fired a third and two to Diggs to keep the play alive. Allen went back to Diggs on that play. Kansas City led 31-15 after three quarters of play.
Josh Allen had a huge scramble. That scramble put Buffalo in the red zone. Rashod Fenton interepted Josh Allen.
Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass to Travis Kelce. Kansas City led 38-15.
Josh Allen threw a touchdown pass to Isaiah McKenzie. Buffalo tried the two point conversion, but could not get it. Kansas City led 38-21.
Buffalo got a field goal late in the game. That didn't matter. Kansas City won 38-24.
Two players warrant player of the game for the Kansas City Chiefs. Those players are quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce. You could also make a case for wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill 9 receptions for 172 receiving yards. He didn't get a receiving touchdown which is why he's not my player of the game. White deserves some credit for keeping him out of the end zone.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes went 29/38 with 325 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. My player of the game though was Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce who had 13 targets, 118 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns.
The reigning Super Bowl 54 Champions will head to Tampa Bay to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Brady is now the quarterback of Tampa Bay and he handed Mahomes his last playoff loss in overtime. Mahomes beat Brady in the last two regular season meetings. Super Bowl 55 should be an exciting game in two weeks.
2. Buffalo Bills 14-4-0
1. Kansas City Chiefs 16-2-0
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