2020 NFL Championship Sunday Recap

Historic home-field advantage, a win for diversity and coaching malpractice — it’s a championship-caliber way to wrap up NFL Recap season.

Bills 24
Chiefs 38

Tom Brady may be the NFL’s greatest winner, but Patrick Mahomes is in the midst of the greatest three-season stretch we’ve ever seen. If he beats Brady on his home field — the only quarterback to beat Mahomes in the playoffs — to win back-to-back titles for the first time since Brady’s 2003-04 Patriots, it could be the start of Mahomes’ own march toward GOAT status.

Buffalo has nothing to hang its head about — the 2020 Bills were a fantastic thrill ride, right down to Josh Allen’s solid dual-threat performance against the juggernaut Chiefs. Allen and Stefon Diggs took the appropriate steps to ensure this won’t be the last time the Bills will play in this game.

Bucs 31
Packers 26

Green Bay blew it.

In what might be Aaron Rodgers’ final act as the Packers QB, he should have run in a potential game-tying touchdown …

… and Matt LaFleur committed coaching malpractice by taking a meaningless field goal rather than giving his legendary QB another chance to get in the end zone on a goal-to-go situation. The Packers will be haunted by that, and the inability to cash in any of Tom Brady’s three interceptions for points that could have rendered that entire late-game disaster moot.

But give it up for Bruce Arians and the GOAT. Arians’ commitment to diversity has paid off big dividends, and Brady’s legend now includes the first case of home-field advantage in the Super Bowl in what is his 10th appearance on football’s biggest stage. Hopefully, more will be made about finally giving minority coaches their due than rehashing Brady’s obvious status as the most decorated player in NFL history.

Rob Woodfork

Rob Woodfork is WTOP's Senior Sports Content Producer, which includes duties as producer and host of the DC Sports Huddle, nightside sports anchor and sports columnist on WTOP.com.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up