The NFL is down to four teams, two of whom will advance to The Big Game and play for a Lombardi Trophy on February 7.
With less than three weeks left until the Super Bowl, Nantz just sent NFL fans a reassuring message about the biggest sporting event of the year.
The Super Bowl is rapidly approaching
If wild-card weekend marked the beginning of the end, that means conference championship weekend features the last scenes before the final arc.
Super Bowl 55 is nearing quick, and football fans will know on January 24 which teams will try to win a Lombardi Trophy in Tampa, Fla.
Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will square off in the NFC championship game at Lambeau Field. Brady’s Buccaneers routed Rodgers’ Packers, 38-10, at Raymond James Stadium on October 18.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, one of 2020’s breakout teams, will face the Kansas City Chiefs later that day. At publication, it was not known if Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who left the divisional round after entering the concussion protocol, will play Sunday.
Veteran backup Chad Henne would start in Mahomes’ place if the reigning Super Bowl MVP cannot play.
Jim Nantz will call Super Bowl 55 for CBS
At least the strangest season in NFL history is expected to end with a level of familiarity.
Wolfson likely won’t be alone on the sidelines. Former NFL kicker Jay Feely and sideline reporter Evan Washburn, who normally works with Ian Eagle and Charles Davis on the network’s No. 2 team, each assisted Wolfson during the divisional round.
CBS used that trio in each of the last two times the network held the game’s rights.
This year marks the sixth Super Bowl that Nantz will call as a play-by-play announcer for CBS. Romo, who never advanced beyond the NFC divisional round in his 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, will call his second Super Bowl.
Jim Nantz just sent NFL fans a reassuring message about the game
Jim Nantz has an important message for football fans ahead of Super Bowl 55, and it has nothing to do with COVID-19.
Nantz appeared on the January 18 episode of Carton & Roberts on WFAN in New York and discussed the Chiefs’ victory over Cleveland.
Co-host Craig Carton and Nantz discussed the potential fun of a Browns-Bills matchup in the AFC championship game, with both serving as long-suffering franchises.
Nantz expressed his excitement about whatever the Big Game holds and whoever represents each conference.
“I’m not one of those people that gets caught up on, ‘Hey, we have to have this as our matchup or no one is gonna watch the Super Bowl.’ I never concern myself with that. It’s always about the story to me … but you know, we can’t have a bad Super Bowl matchup now.”
Nantz then shot down the idea of Buffalo being the “weakest national story” if they reached the Super Bowl.
“I don’t see that,” Nantz said. “I don’t see that at all.”