Most interesting storylines for NFL Championship Sunday

9The AFC is no longer New England’s domain

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

For a whopping eighth consecutive season, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will be playing in the AFC Championship Game for an opportunity to earn a ninth Super Bowl appearance under his watch. Only this time, New England heads into Arrowhead as underdogs against the Chiefs.

Can Patrick Mahomes announce his presence on the broader NFL stage en route to defeating Tom Brady and Co.? If so, it could lead to speculation that the AFC is no longer New England’s domain.

In New Orleans, the No. 1 seed Saints will attempt to fend off a Rams team that was super impressive against Dallas last week. It will do so with Drew Brees and Michael Thomas in complete domination mode.

We’re equally intrigued to see how Jared Goff and his young Rams team handles the hostile environment of the Superdome in New Orleans.

These are among the most interesting storylines for NFL Championship Sunday.