Tony Dungy Talks Conference Championships On WFAN

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January 17, 2019 - 5:12 pm

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With only four teams remaining, we have officially reached one of the most exciting days for football- the conference championships.

The Los Angeles Rams will travel to New Orleans to take on Drew Brees and the Saints, while Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the rest of the New England Patriots will head to Arrowhead Stadium to battle Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Sunday will represent a matchup between the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in both conferences, as well as the four highest-scoring teams from the regular season.

Two-time Super Bowl champion and NFL analyst Tony Dungy joined Mike's On Thursday to discuss Sunday's games, which are poised to be two all-time classics.

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Starting with the AFC Championship, Dungy gives the advantage to the home team.

"I give the Chiefs a little edge," Dungy said about the game between the AFC's top two teams. "Obviously the Patriots have the experience, they've been in eight championship games in a row...But that's a tough place to play, Arrowhead. This team is playing with a lot of confidence, the Chiefs are. They believe in Mahomes. Andy Reid is going to dial up some creative stuff." 

Over in the NFC Championship, the former head coach believes the Saints will take care of business at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

"I like New Orleans," Dungy said. "I thought the Bears were the only team that could possibly go in there and beat them. The Bears' defense I thought would give them a chance. Philadelphia played wonderful, but they just couldn't make the big play they needed and eventually Drew Brees got them...

"I think eventually the Saints just make that play in the fourth quarter to win the game."