The Path to the Super Bowl
The last rooting rankings of the season! After this week it doesn’t really make sense to talk about rooting for other teams since it’s narrowed down so much, but as the playoffs begin it’s fun to look at the possible opponents and start thinking about what we’d like.
To me the most favorable path is obvious. So obvious that, not only was I not the first to think of it, but people were talking about it before the standings were even finalized.
Now Buffalo did win so it’s not quite identical, but if the Raiders and Patriots both win, the Patriots will go to Nashville and the Raiders will come to Kansas City. I know we’re all loathe to root for the Raiders but the reality is that they’d be far and away the most favorable Divisional opponent for the Chiefs. And we’d need the Patriots to win otherwise the Titans would be the ones to get the Raiders and we’d get Buffalo.
After that again New England is about the most favorable matchup we could hop for in the AFC Championship. But really we just want the Titans to lose to whoever they face so we can host it at Arrowhead.
Ideal Super Bowl Opponent?
Looking at the NFC and a potential Super Bowl opponent if we get there, I was hoping for the Lions but it looks like that’s not going to happen. Of the teams that actually made the playoffs, it’s hard to argue against the Eagles being the worst of the bunch. If we could find a way to get an Andy Reid Revenge Bowl going that would be ideal.