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NFL Playoff Guide: How to Watch the Games and Betting Favorites

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Get ready for the NFL's championship weekend with this guide. Find out where to watch the games and who the betting favorites are. (AP/Matt Slocum)
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Three of the NFL’s heavyweights have made it to the sport’s championship weekend.

Then there are the Detroit Lions — who are one win away from their first Super Bowl appearance.

The Lions continued their feel-good run with Sunday’s hard-fought win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, advancing to the NFC championship game. They’ll travel to face the 49ers, who needed a rare fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Packers.

The Chiefs — along with Patrick Mahomes, Taylor Swift and a bare-chested Jason Kelce — are back in the AFC championship game for an impressive sixth straight season after they earned a narrow victory over the Buffalo Bills. They’ll travel to face the one team that didn’t have much trouble last weekend — the Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson.

The winners of the AFC and NFC championships will play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in Las Vegas during Super Bowl 58 on Feb. 11.

How to Watch

Sunday

No. 3 Chiefs at No. 1 Ravens, noon, PST, CBS

No. 3 Lions at No. 1 49ers, 3:30 p.m. PST, Fox

Betting Favorites

Oddsmakers are expecting two decent games this weekend but believe it’ll be a Ravens-Niners Super Bowl.

The Ravens opened as a 3 1/2-point favorite over the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The 49ers are a 6 1/2-point favorite over the Lions.

As for the Super Bowl winner, the oddsmakers still like the top seeds. The 49ers are +145 to win it all while the Ravens are at +190.

Feel like betting on a long shot? The closest thing left is the Lions, who are at +700 odds to take home their first Super Bowl title.

And — as always — there are the prop bets. Among the options: If you feel like one of the coaches has some trickery up their sleeve, there are +8500 odds that a QB will catch a TD pass on championship weekend.

If any of the four quarterbacks has a mammoth afternoon and throws for more than 500 yards, those odds would pay +15000.

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