TKC’s 2022 NFL playoff picks


As the 2022 NFL season comes to a close, everything is on the line. With three games left, four teams remain all in search of one thing: winning the Super Bowl. Starting January 30, the AFC and NFC championship game matchups are the Cincinnati Bengals versus the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers versus the Los Angeles Rams. The winners advance to the Super Bowl. TKC pulled together 10 staffers’ predictions of how they believe the rest of the playoffs will play out. Sports writers Owen Backer and Henry Joiner, sports editors Kinley Bokermann and Henry Chappell, social media staffer Ellie Hubbard, news editors Nicholas Whittington and Lila Shepard, editors-in-chief Hayden Davidson and Kate Schreiber and TKC adviser Mitch Eden each gave their predictions for the victors of the AFC and NFC championship games and their Super Bowl champion. 


Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs 

Sunday, Jan. 30, 2:00 p.m. on CBS


San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams

Sunday, Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m. on FOX

As the NFL season comes to a close, see TKC’s sports enthusiasts picks for the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. (Audrey Blaine)