On the first drive for the Saints it looks like a 3 and out but the Saints pick up the first on a fake punt. They then drive the field with two more first on fourth down plays and drive into goal range. All comes to naught when a fumble on a trick play gives the ball to the Ravens. Ravens make one successful series for a first down then have to punt on the next.During this drive Baltimore uses two challenge flags winning one and losing one. No more challenges for them.Saints wind up punting and then the Ravens punt. Saints punt again and it’s a zero score game thus far.Next drive Payton challenges a spot and loses. Joe Flacco picks up another first down. Saints jump offsides put a completed pass gives Baltimore another first. Saints defense holds on the third down but the Ravens pick up the first on fourth down. After a near interception the Ravens are forced to kick a fieldgoal. 3-0 ravens late in the second quarter. Saints start off the next drive on the 25. Drew Brees escapes a near sack and completes for a first. Next past is a long one to Michael Thomas for 32 yards. Short pass to Mark Ingram for 8 yards. Alvin Kamara runs for short and inches on 2nd down. Brees with the QB sneak for the first. Josh LeRibeus who is in for Andrus Peat is down with what looks like a calf or ankle injury. Kamara breaks off a long run for first and goal. Kamara runs to the 5 yard line which takes us to the 2 minute warning. Drew throws for the endzone and a pass interference call makes it first and goal at the one. Brees tosses it to Benjamin Watson for the TD and he joins the 500 TD club. The Will Lutz extra point is good and the Saints go up 7-3. Ravens start the net drive at the 25 with 1:53 left on the clock. Willie Snead IV picks up 9 yards. Raven get the first down. Next pass to Josh Brown almost scores. Marcus Williams stops him at the one. On first down the Saints stuff the run. On second a illegal contact against Marcus Williams gives the Raven a new set of downs. 2 plays later Lamar Jackson runs it in for a TD. Extra point is good. Ravens head into the half up 10-7. KANSAS CITY Andrus Peat Jersey Stitched , Mo. – The New England Patriots are in their eighth consecutive conference championship game and trying to reach the Super Bowl for the fourth time in five seasons and the ninth time overall in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.The Kansas City Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, are hosting the AFC title game for the first time at Arrowhead Stadium, and are trying to get to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1969 season.One thing that is unusual is that the Patriots are a slight underdog against the top-seeded Chiefs.“We’re going against a team that’s the No. 1 seed in the league,” Brady said after the team’s final practice on Friday. “I’m sure there’s a lot of people that are thinking they’re going to win. Everyone can have their own opinion. We certainly have an opinion Youth P.J. Williams Jersey , and we’ve got to go out there and execute our best in order to accomplish that.”On the NFC side, the Los Angeles Rams are back inside the stadium where they lost for the first time this season, looking for retribution and a Super Bowl berth as they face the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game.The Superdome is coming alive for the last time this football season as predominantly Saints fans arrive for just the second NFC title game to be held at the site of seven Super Bowls.The previous time the Saints hosted a game this late in a season, they pulled out a hair-raising overtime triumph over Minnesota en route to their first Super Bowl appearance 鈥?and championship.That was the 2009 season. Some nine seasons later, coach Sean Payton and 40-year-old P.J. Williams Jersey Stitched , record-setting quarterback Drew Brees are back with a largely different cast, one victory away from the team’s second trip to the NFL’s biggest event.When these teams met in Week 9, running back C.J. Anderson had not yet joined Todd Gurley in the Rams’ backfield and Los Angeles cornerback Aqib Talib was not healthy enough to play. Their availability puts the Rams in a stronger position than they were in back on Nov. 4, when they fell to New Orleans 45-35.This is the first NFC title game for Rams 32-year-old, second-year coach Sean McVay and his 24-year-old quarterback Youth Taysom Hill Jersey , Jared Goff.The winners that emerge from the conference championship games will meet in Atlanta on Feb. 3 in the Super Bowl.
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