With the regular season over, it’s a one-game season for each of those teams, including the New Orleans Saints.
Records don’t matter at this point and turnovers and missed calls will be magnified, which was clearly evident in the New Orleans Saints postseason run from a year ago.
Super Bowl LIII was a dud and arguably the worst Super Bowl of all time as millions of fans turned off the game because of the NFL letting them down.
If all went as planned, the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs should have faced each other in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, but the shield went a different direction.
Now, in Kansas City’s case, there were several calls going for the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship, but the defense failed to stop an aging quarterback in Tom Brady in overtime and fell 37-31.
New Orleans lost to the referees in the NFC Championship as they inexplicably failed to call a clear-as-day defensive pass interference penalty late in the game, and the Los Angeles Rams got an undeserved 26-23 overtime victory.
Those games put a gigantic black eye on the shield and commissioner Roger Goodell because of his inadequate leadership and failure to discipline officials like he does to coaches and players every week.
Now that a year has passed, maybe football fans will receive a spectacular Super Bowl matchup this season, as these six teams from each conference vie for a pro football title.