NFL Podcast: Chiefs, Titans dominate in playoff instant-classics, 49ers/Packers advance and Browns hire Stefanski

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We hope you didn't turn the Kansas City/Houston game after the Texans blasted off to an insane 24-0 lead in the first half because some things happened after that.

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Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson open this Sunday night podcast with the Chiefs incredible comeback win over the Texans that instantly became one of those classic games the NFL Network replays late at night when there's nothing else in the news. They discuss the two points early on in the game where Houston lost the game and Patrick Mahomes' herculean "over my dead body" effort. (0:35)

The Baltimore Ravens are also licking their wounds after the AFC's other outstanding matchup. Charles & Terez experts praise the Tennessee Titans' monstrous effort to shut down the league's best team and lament some fans' recency bias towards Lamar Jackson. (15:00)

The NFC championship was set late Sunday night after the Green Bay Packers held serve at home against the Seattle Seahawks. Are Aaron Rodgers and the Packers finally firing on all cylinders in January? (23:30)

Hosting the NFC title game is, of course, the San Francisco 49ers. Our experts praise Robert Saleh's defense, which held the Minnesota Vikings to only 10 points as the 49ers might be the most scary and balanced team remaining in the playoffs. (27:40)

It goes without saying that coming out of that game, Terez & Charles also dive into the Cleveland Browns hiring Minnesota Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski as their next head coach. What is his fit with the organization and with Baker Mayfield, why didn't the heavily rumored Josh McDaniels ultimately not take the job and can we trust owner Jimmy Haslam not to mess this new situation up? (31:45)

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes celebrates after a white-knuckle victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes celebrates after a white-knuckle victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

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