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Patriots rooting guide: Who New England fans should be rooting for in the AFC, NFC Championship Games

Two games are on the schedule on Sunday.

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The New England Patriots have set their sights on finding a new offensive coordinator and getting ready to make a return to the playoffs in 2023, but we will nonetheless keep a close eye on the tournament as well.

The action continues this week with the championship round. Welcome to our second-to-last Patriots Rooting Guide of the season.

3 p.m. ET

(2) San Francisco 49ers at (1) Philadelphia Eagles: Go 49ers! There is no real reason to root for one team over the other, but San Francisco’s story is a more remarkable one: the 49ers are down to their third-string quarterback and have nonetheless advanced all the way to the NFC title game. Seeing them advance to the Super Bowl would add another chapter, and make for some interesting offseason talk in regards to Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance and Brock Purdy. | FOX, fuboTV

6:30 p.m. ET

(3) Cincinnati Bengals at (1) Kansas City Chiefs: Go Bengals! Kansas City’s self-proclaimed dynasty stands at one championship, and a Cincinnati win would keep it that way. Also, if you’re a fan of teams winning their first Super Bowls the Bengals also are your choice. | CBS, fuboTV

Make sure to head down to the comment section to discuss today’s games, and to visit DraftKings Sportsbook for odds.