The NFL season is ending, as we are currently at the conference championship game stage of the playoffs. Only four teams remain in the race for the Super Bowl trophy: the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals.
Each team has a fighting chance of raising the Lombardi Trophy, and they are the best the game offers, and every play counts.
Let's look at the four teams fighting for a spot in the Super Bowl.
A look at the NFL teams fighting for a spot in the Super Bowl
Here's a concise look at the teams vying for a place in the Super Bowl, in no particular order.
#1, Philadelphia Eagles
The No. 1 seed in the notoriously tricky NFC, the Eagles are playing better than they've played in years, and they deserve their moment.
The Eagles have been on a roll, powered by top-tier plays from Jalen Hurts, Jason Kelce, AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith and many more. Hardly have we seen an Eagles team this dominant since they won it all in 2018, and some people feel that this team is more talented.
Standing in the way of the Eagles and a date with destiny are the San Francisco 49ers, a team that strikes fear in the hearts of the opposition.
#2, San Francisco 49ers
Coach Kyle Shanahan's tactics must be studied. The San Francisco 49ers lost two starting-caliber quarterbacks during the season and didn't even lose a step. Shanahan and his coaching staff turned a Mr. Irrelevant, Brock Purdy, into the hottest commodity in the league, and they haven't missed a beat.
The 49ers have an array of top-tier offensive weapons like Purdy, Deebo Samuel, and Christian McCaffrey. They will face the Philadelphia Eagles, but we are sure they won't be shaking in their boots this season.
#3, Kansas City Chiefs
The only knock in the Chiefs' armor is the availability or nonavailability of Patrick Mahomes following that nasty-looking ankle injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Mahomes shook off that injury, practiced a bit, and he has been saying all the right things. However, when he takes to the gridiron on Sunday, he will be the Cincinnati Bengals' No. 1 target. Mahomes has an array of talent to throw and hand over to, so it should make for an interesting game.
The Chiefs rounded off the regular season with a well-deserved first seed secured. As such, they had a bye before beginning their playoffs at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They hope to go one better than last season against the team that eliminated them at this stage last season.
#4, Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals routed the Buffalo Bills, who were the betting favorite, to reach this stage, so it's clear that they belong here. The Bengals are one of the game's most confident teams, and it is super apparent by the way they play. They are quarterbacked by the coolest QB in the league, smoking Joe Burrow, and they have the best wide receiver duo core in the game.
Moreover, Joe Burrow is 3-0 against the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs. He is the only active QB in the NFL with a lopsided record against the MVP frontrunner.
The stage has been set, and the teams are out for glory. So, may the best and most deserving team win.