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NFL Conference Championship: Betting, DFS, Breakdowns, Matchups and More

The NFL season is down to its final four teams, all of who have appeared in one of the last five Super Bowls. Each of the teams knows what it takes to win the conference title game, but which ones will follow through on Sunday?

The AFC features a repeat of last season's championship, with Kansas City hosting Cincinnati. Can Patrick Mahomes and K.C. finally pick up a victory against Joe Burrow and the Bengals, or is Cincy destined to return to the Super Bowl after losing it last season?

In the NFC, it's a battle of the league's two best defenses. Can Jalen Hurts continue his MVP form from the regular season and guide the Eagles to the Super Bowl in just his second season as a starter? Or will Brock Purdy continue his captivating rookie run, and be the upstart that takes the 49ers one step from a Lombardi Trophy?

As we get set for this weekend's Conference Championship games, The 33rd Team’s experts — with more than 1,000 years of NFL coaching, playing and executive experience — break down all of those questions and much more, including fantasy, DFS and betting analysis from some of the industry’s best.

Championship Sunday

>> Expert Picks, Predictions

>> 8 Storylines to Follow on Sunday

Betting Advice

>> Sunday's Best Bets (Chris Farley)

>> Top 9 Player Props (Josh Larky, Ben Wolby, Ryan Reynolds)

>> Hedging This Week's Bets (Larky)

>> Underdog High/Low Picks, Part 1 (Larky, Wolby)

>> Underdog High/Low Picks, Part 2 (Brian O'Connell)

>> Way Too Early Super Bowl Bets (Larky, Reynolds)

>> Experts Conference Championship Roundtable

>> Betting, DFS Info to Know (Mike Bobal)

DFS Advice

>> Coverage Breakdowns for Remaining Teams (Jordan Vanek)

>> Best Value Plays (Ryan Ripken)

>> Pass-, Run-Game Targets (Bobal)

>> Sunday Breakdown (Vanek, Larky)

San Francisco at Philadelphia (3 p.m. ET)

>> Points at a Premium in NFC Title Game (Chuck Pagano, Dave Wannstedt)

>> Defensive Chess Match (Marvin Lewis, Mike Zimmer)

>> Matchups Both Teams Can Exploit (Sports Info Solutions)

>> Purdy Has Earned Right to Be 49ers' Future QB (Paul Burmeister)

>> Eagles Tough Challenge for Rookie QB (Matt Cassel, Marty Mornhinweg)

>> Illustrating Trust Between Shanahan, Purdy (Marc Trestman)

>> O-Line Drives Eagles' Ground Game (Charles Davis)

>> Sirianni Perfect Coach to Lead Eagles (Cassel)

>> DFS: Quez Watkins Under the Radar Play (Vanek)

>> DFS: A.J. Brown Downfield Threat vs. 49ers (Vanek, Greg Jennings)

>> DFS: 49ers In Line for Big Day (Vanek, Jennings)

>> Betting: Hammer Gainwell vs. San Francisco (David Mendelson)

>> Betting: NFC Title Game Breakdown (Tank Williams)

>> Betting: Bank It With Tank Game Preview (Williams, Farley)

>> Betting: Odds, Spreads, Prediction (Reynolds)

Cincinnati at Kansas City (6:30 p.m. ET)

>> Title-Game Preview with Andrew Whitworth (Mitchell Schwartz, Joe Thomas)

>> Bengals Must Pressure Injured Mahomes (Pagano, Wannstedt)

>> K.C. Offense Hamstrung by Mahomes Injury (Rich Gannon)

>> Mahomes Injury or Not, Bengals Should Be Favored (Cassel, Mornhinweg)

>> Matchup vs. Chiefs is Bengals' to Lose (Lewis, Zimmer)

>> Burrow the NFL's Wayne Gretzky (Charles Davis)

>> Why Bengals Offense is Near Impossible to Stop (Maxx Crosby)

>> Henne Displays Importance of Prepared Backup (Trestman)

>> Either AFC Champion Lacks Defense to Win Super Bowl (Cassel, Mornhinweg)

>> Is Mahomes-Burrow Next Brady-Manning? (Burmeister)

>> DFS: Toney Taking Pressure Off Kelce (Vanek, Jennings)

>> DFS: Bengals Star WRs Great Plays (Vanek, Jennings)

>> Betting: AFC Title Game Breakdown (Williams)

>> Betting: Bank It With Tank Game Preview (Williams, Farley)

>> Betting: Odds, Spreads, Prediction (Reynolds)

In Case You Missed It ...

2023 NFL Draft

>> Senior Bowl Preview (Ari Meirov, Jim Nagy)

>> Biggest Hitters in the Class (Samari Rolle)


>> Cowboys: Mike McCarthy's Job Secure (The 33rd Team)

>> Giants: We Want Daniel Jones Back (The 33rd Team)

>> Panthers: Frank Reich Hired as Next Head Coach (The 33rd Team)


>> AFC East: Quarterback Stock Report (Gannon)

>> AFC North: Quarterback Stock Report (Gannon)

>> AFC South: Quarterback Stock Report (Gannon)

>> Jaguars: Perennial Contenders Moving Forward (Pagano, Wannstedt)

>> Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence an Elite Leader (Trestman)

>> Ravens: Lamar Contract Talks Headed Wrong Direction (Joe Banner)

>> Patriots: Bill O'Brien Perfect OC Hire (Cassel)

NFL Rankings

>> Five Best Receivers in Conference Championship Games (Jennings)

>> Remaining Offensive Lines, Ranked (Maxx Forde)

>> Remaining Defensive Lines, Ranked (Forde)