Well now that the Rams have won the NFC Championship game in overtime and punched their ticket to the Super Bowl in two weeks in Atlanta, they are the clear choice for all Raider fans in that game. The alternative is simply too terrible to fathom, that either the Patriots or Chiefs might win the Super Bowl again.
It seems like the Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game every year, because they basically are. The last time the Pats weren’t in this game was in 2010 when the Steelers beat the Jets. The game might as well be renamed the Patriots Invitational at this point.
The Chiefs, on the other hand, haven’t been to the AFC Championship since 1993 when they lost to the Bills (who would go on to get crushed by Dallas) and haven’t won the Super Bowl since they were in the AFL. The only good thing about a potential Chiefs win is that it would break up the monotonous, mirthless monopoly held by Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger on the AFC spot in the Super Bowl. The last time none of the three made the Super Bowl was when the Ravens made it in 2013, and before that it was 2002 when Rich Gannon and Jon Gruden led Oakland to the big game. Can Pat Mahomes break that curse? Maybe, but Raider Nation will still be rooting against him. Go Rams!