The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs proved to be the most exciting games to date for the NFL. Three underdog teams would win in the Divisional Round in the playoffs, setting up two rematches from the NFL 2021-22 regular season for the Conference Championship games. Those two rematches will be the San Francisco 49ers at the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at the Kansas City Chiefs.

While these four teams are trying to punch their ticket to Super Bowl 56, gamblers will place their Super Bowl bets on which team will make it to Super Bowl 56.

Oddsmakers have a Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Rams matchup as the favorite while having a Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XXIII rematch of the San Francisco 49ers vs. The Cincinnati Bengals is the long shot.

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So, will the underdogs upset the favorites in the Conference Championship games again?

San Francisco 49ers Look for One More Win Against Division Rival Los Angeles Rams.

The rematch of the 49ers vs. Rams marks the third meeting between the two division rivals. The 49ers won the last two matchups and were underdogs in both games, a scenario they are in again with the Conference Championship game. In Week Ten, the 49ers dominated the Rams in San Francisco, winning by 31-10.

Their week 18 matchup in Los Angeles was a different story. The 49ers would overcome a 17-3 halftime deficit to send the game into overtime, where they won 27-24. That game was a must-win for the 49ers, as it was the game that got them into the playoffs and eventually to the Conference Championship game.

While Betting Favors the Rams, History Favors the 49ers

This season’s history between the Rams and the 49ers is clear; the 49ers have the Rams number. But there’s more history to look at; since the NFL finalized its merger with the AFL in 1970, 22 games in the NFL playoffs featured a third-time matchup between two teams where one team swept the other in the regular season. In those 22 games, the team that swept in the regular season won 14 times while losing only eight.

While the Rams have a better record, the 49ers have played better against the Rams in their matchups. Even with the home-field advantage going to the Rams, it doesn’t mean as much because plenty of 49ers fans will also be at the game. Unless Jimmy Garoppolo makes mistakes with the ball, this could be a third win for the 49ers against the Rams.

Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs Rematch for the AFC Championship

More is on the line with this rematch than was in the regular season. While the Bengals beat the Chiefs 34-31 in Week 17, which would keep them from getting the number one seed in the playoffs, the stakes are much higher than playoff seeding like they were in Week 17.

The Bengals are an underdog yet again against the Chiefs, even though they have that week 17 win against the Chiefs.

The Bengals are riding a wave on their big three offensive players: quarterback Joe Burrow, running back Joe Mixon, and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase. Burrow is running for Comeback Player of the Year, while his teammate Chase is running for Rookie of the Year.

As for Mixon, he ranked third in total rushing yards during the NFL regular season while missing some games during the regular season.

The Chiefs will have to avoid a second-half meltdown as they had in the Week 17 game against the Bengals. In that game, the Chiefs were up 28-17 at the half, only to get outscored in the second half 3-17.

While the Chiefs didn’t give up any sacks or commit turnovers all game, they couldn’t find ways to score in the second half.

Could Super Bowl 56 See A Past Super Bowl Rematch?

For people looking for a Super Bowl rematch, the only team that can provide that will be the 49ers. They have faced the Bengals in two Super Bowls and the Chiefs in one. The Rams haven’t met either team in their four Super Bowl appearances.

So unless the 49ers win, fans won’t have a Super Bowl rematch in the cards.