NFL Conference Championships: TikTok is obsessed with Joe Burrow

January 26, 2023
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NFL Conference Championships: TikTok is obsessed with Joe Burrow

Happy NFL Conference Championships!

And happy Joe Burrow content day to all those who celebrate. With more than 1.5B views on TikTok, the hashtag for the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback (QB) has officially taken over my FYP.

  • It’s content that is especially painful for Buffalo Bills fans after Joe Scheisty led his underdog Bengals to a commanding 27–10 divisional round win last Sunday, knocking the Bills out of the playoffs.

And that brings me to the results of last week’s poll, where I asked who you think will win the Super Bowl, and who you want to win. The resounding No. 1 answer to both was Buffalo, so, sending hugs to Bills Mafia this week.

  • Of the four remaining playoff teams, the majority of you think the Philadelphia Eagles will win, but want the San Francisco 49ers to win.

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I went 1-2 with my picks last week, with my man Joe Burrow tossing two touchdown passes to snag me a win. In Joe we trust.

NFC Championship — 49ers vs. Eagles, 3 p.m. ET: If defense does indeed win championships, these teams should have the best shots at the Super Bowl. They finished first and second, respectively, for allowing the lowest number of yards per game this season.

  • Fewer yards allowed likely means fewer points on the board. So I’m betting on the total to be under 45.5 points scored.
  • And while I’ve developed a bit of a soft spot for Niners’ QB Brock “Mr. Irrelevant” Purdy, I’m expecting his lack of experience — starting in just his eighth career game — to catch-up to him.

AFC Championship — Bengals vs KC, 6:30 p.m ET: They’re baaaaaack. For just the seventh time in NFL history, the same two teams will play for a conference title in back-to-back seasons.

  • KC fans will be hoping for a different outcome than last year, when the Bengals ended their Super Bowl hopes in a thrilling 27–24 overtime win. But they’re not off to a great start, with star QB Patrick Mahomes nursing a high ankle sprain.
  • So I’m all-in on another cat attack, picking the Bengals to win and Burrow to toss two or more TDs (over 1.5 passing TDs). J is for Joe, after all.

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