Jalen Hurts Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field on December 13, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images


  • Updated odds have the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs as favorites
  • The Philadelphia Eagles have enough to just beat out the Eagles
  • The Cincinnati Bengals is poised to upend Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs

The 2022 NFL season is quickly moving to the climax of the season with Super Bowl LVIII just around the corner and both the AFC and NFC will crown their champions after this weekend.

BetOnline recently released their updated odds for the winner of each matchup between San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC and the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC.

NFC Championship

  • Philadelphia Eagles: minus-145
  • San Francisco 49ers: plus-125

AFC Championship

  • Kansas City Chiefs: minus-125
  • Cincinnati Bengals: plus-125

Philadelphia Eagles versus San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers making it all the way to the NFC Championship with rookie quarterback Brock Purdy leading the charge has taken hold of the entire NFL fanbase.

Many believed that Purdy and the 49ers' aspirations of a deep playoff run would come grinding to a halt last week against the Dallas Cowboys and the third-string quarterback did have his issues.

Purdy was limited to just 214 yards on 19-of-29 shooting from the field and no touchdowns as the Cowboys defense clamped down on him and his receiving group.

However, they were able to get by for the 19-12 victory after Dak Prescott threw two interceptions and the 49ers eventually scored the lone touchdown of the game care of Christian McCaffrey's run in the fourth quarter.

Against the Philadelphia Eagles that has Jalen Hurts under center, the Eagles are poised to get the victory.

The problem here, however, is that the 49ers' run-heavy offense that ranked seventh in the regular season for rushing yards(2,360 yards) may just give the Eagles' defense fits since Philadelphia ranked 16th for the season in rushing yards allowed (2,068).

In that same vein though, the Eagles still have Hurts leading them and while both quarterbacks are not expected to put up major numbers against strong opposing defenses, Purdy's chances of coming out on top against a high-octane Eagles defense are not as strong as Hurts' versus the 49ers.

Hurts put up 154 yards on 16-of-24 completions for two passing touchdowns with the Eagles hanging up an additional three rushing touchdowns against the New York Giants, winning their Divisional Playoff by a score of 38-7.

Prediction: Eagles defeat 49ers, 16-12.

Kansas City Chiefs versus Cincinnati Bengals

The main storyline entering this matchup is that of Patrick Mahomes' high ankle sprain that he suffered in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars and is miraculously still able to play despite what should be an injury that needs a lot of rest.

The worry that most Kansas City Chiefs fans have now is whether it will hold up against a Cincinnati Bengals offense that utterly dominated the Buffalo Bills, forcing Josh Allen to throw for a pick and just 264 yards on 25-of-42 completions.

What is going right for the Bengals is a motivated Joe Burrow who is eyeing his second straight Super Bowl appearance after last year's disappointment against the Los Angeles Rams.

Cincinnati and Kansas City are no strangers to one another after meeting in last year's AFC title game, with an offensive line that allowed Burrow to be forced into making decisions under pressure.

This time around, the Bengals are set to show a revamped offensive line against the Chiefs' defense and despite being the underdogs, everything may just go in their way once again.

Surprisingly enough, Burrow is undefeated when going up against the Super Bowl-winning Mahomes (3-0), in January (7-0) and is yet to lose a road playoff game in three total appearances.

Prediction: Bengals upset Chiefs, 24-20.

Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks to pass the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers during the game at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Getty Images