The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills battle for Super Bowl berths in two of the biggest games of the weekend, which also features a Conor McGregor UFC bout.
Elite quarterback play has led the final four NFL teams into the AFC and NFC championship games.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers face Tom Brady’s Buccaneers in the first of the two games Sunday in the NFC finale.
Then, Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs host the Bills in the AFC finale.
The Packers and Chiefs are favored to advance to the Super Bowl.
The Packers-Buccaneers game is at 3:05 p.m. EST on Fox. The Chiefs face the Bills at 6:40 p.m. on CBS.
“We’ve been pretty good on the road all year outside of the first game and the Chicago game,” Brady told reporters Wednesday.
“Let’s keep that streak going. That would be pretty sweet. Let’s get another one. We’re going to be challenged to get it because we’re going up against a great football team.”
McGregor UFC bout
Former UFC champion Connor McGregor will fight for the second time in seven days when he takes on Dustin Poirier in the main event Saturday at UFC 257.
McGregor (22-4-0) is ranked No. 4 in the lightweight division. Poirier (26-6-0) won his last fight on June 27 after a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019 at UFC 242. He is ranked No. 2 in the lightweight division.
McGregor also lost to Nurmagomedov in 2018 before he beat Donald Cerrone on Saturday at UFC 246. McGregor also beat Poirier in their only other meeting in 2014 at UFC 178.
The UFC 257 main card starts at 10 p.m. EST and airs on ESPN+. The first fight is a women’s straw-weight bout between Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Ribas. Lightweight Matt Frevola then takes on Ottman Azaitar.
The third bout features women’s flyweights Jessica Eye and Joanne Calderwood. Dan Hooker then has a lightweight bout against Michael Chandler for the co-main event before Poirier-McGregor.
This weekend’s NBA action starts with a doubleheader on ESPN. Jaylon Brown and the Boston Celtics battle Ben Simmons’ Philadelphia 76ers in the first game at 7:30 p.m. EST Friday in Philadelphia.
Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets then face Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns at 10 p.m. on Friday in Phoenix.
Saturday’s NBA slate features a high-profile matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat.
Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Kevin Durant and the Nets host the defending Eastern Conference champions at 7:30 p.m. EST on NBATV.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are featured in one of the best games of Sunday’s slate. The Bucks host Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m. on NBATV.