USA TODAY Sports' NFL championship game picks: Who goes to Super Bowl 56?

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And then there were four.

On the heels of arguably its greatest playoff weekend ever, the NFL now moves ahead with the 283rd and 284th games on its largest single-season schedule ever.

This year's AFC and NFC championship games are both rematches from the 2021 regular season, the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers each looking to complete season sweeps in enemy stadiums. The Niners, in fact, are seeking a seventh straight victory over their NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams. The Bengals hope to beat Kansas City for the second time in 28 days but will have to do it at Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs will become the first team to host four consecutive conference title tilts.

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Let's hope Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Aaron Donald, Deebo Samuel and Co. can provide one more wild weekend as they and their teams determine the matchup for Super Bowl 56.

Jarrett Bell's players to watch: Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase, Chiefs DT Chris Jones, Samuel, Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr.

Nate Davis' players to watch: Bengals WR Tee Higgins, Chiefs RT Andrew Wylie, 49ers DT Arik Armstead, Rams OLB Leonard Floyd

Jori Epstein's players to watch: Bengals K Evan McPherson, Chiefs DE Melvin Ingram III, 49ers C Alex Mack, Rams CB David Long Jr.

Mike Freeman's players to watch: Bengals CB Eli Apple, Chiefs DE Frank Clark, 49ers CB K'Waun Williams, Rams C Brian Allen

Mike Jones' players to watch: Chase, Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu, 49ers LT Trent Williams, Rams OLB Von Miller

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz's players to watch: Higgins, Ingram, Armstead, Rams TE Tyler Higbee

Lorenzo Reyes' players to watch: Bengals LB Logan Wilson, Ingram, Mack, Rams WR Van Jefferson

(Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook)

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