After Sundayĺs NFL Conference Championship games, we now have our Super Bowl LV contestants and neither option is worthy of rooting for if youĺre a Denver Broncos fan.
In Sundayĺs first game, Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers took on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers scored on their first drive while Aaron Rogers and the Packers didnĺt score until the start of the second quarter.
By halftime the Buccaneers had tacked on another 14 points, scoring just before the end of the first half on a 45-yard pass to Bucs wide-out Scotty Miller. Tampaĺs dagger just before the half knocked the wind out of the Packers and the ensuing drive to start the second half for Green Bay was just as deflating as running back Aaron Jones fumbled the ball resulting in another Tampa Bay lead, 28 ľ 10 before the half.
Tampa Bay went on to beat the Packers 31 ľ 26 giving the Buccaneers their second Super Bowl appearance since 2002.
In Sundayĺs second game, the Buffalo Bills took on the Kansas City Chiefs. Quarterback Josh Allen got the Bills close enough for a field goal giving Buffalo a 3 ľ 0 lead. The Bills capitalized on a fumbled punt at the one-yard-line but failed the extra point giving the Bills a 9 ľ 0 lead.
The Chiefs scored at the start of the second, cutting Buffaloĺs lead to two. By the end of the first half, Kansas City added two more touchdowns to Buffaloĺs one field goal, 21 ľ 12.
By the end of the 3rd quarter the Bills were down 31 -15 and struggling to get any momentum going for them. It was clear after the Chiefĺs interception to start the fourth that the Bills were falling further away from any hope at a comeback. Although the Bills were able to add 9 points it wasnĺt enough to outlast the Kansas City Chiefs.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets have now won five of their last six games, beating the Phoenix Suns in back to back games Friday and Saturday. On Friday the Nuggets came from behind the entire first half to beating the Suns in overtime 130-126.
The following night the Nuggets kept the game much closer but were still down three at the half. By the end of four quarters, the Suns and Nuggets were tied at 98 apiece and heading into overtime again. This time, it took a second overtime to settle things, with the Nuggets outscoring the Suns 14-6 in second OT with a final of 120-112. The Denver Nuggets are on the road this week with games against the Miami Heat (Wednesday, January 27, @ 5:30 pm. MST), and the San Antonio Spurs (Friday, January 29, @ 6:30 p.m. MST). Last night the Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks (117-113) without Jamal Murray who was ejected from the game for an apparent flagerant foul.
The Colorado Avalanche have won three of their last five games with a loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday evening. The Avs loss, 3-1 to the Ducks was nearly a shutout until Mikko Rantanen scored on a rebound with only 5 minutes left in the game, saving the Avs from the shutout. The Avalanche are at home this week with back-to-back games with the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night (at 7 p.m. MST) and Thursday night (at 7 p.m. MST). The Avs are on the road this weekend to face the Minnesota Wild, Saturday and Sunday night at 7 p.m. MST.