Sunday's matchup with the 49ers for the AFC Championship title will be critical, as the Lions are one of only four teams to have never played in the Super Bowl. The odds were stacked against Coach Dan Campbell's team playing the No. 1 seed in the conference in its own backyard, and the Niners even had an extra day off, but this Detroit team has been out of shape all season. I feel the greatest joy in defeating this. .
Additionally, anyone who watched these teams play last weekend might be hesitant to call the 49ers the clear favorites. They came so close to getting dumped by the Packers, which should have been an almighty shock. Despite Christian McCaffrey's greatness, one of the key strengths of the Lions defense is stopping runs. Deebo Samuel's status could be a big factor.
The winning team will hoist the George Halas Trophy and face either the Chiefs or Ravens in the Super Bowl two weeks later.
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What time is kickoff?
Kickoff for Lions vs. 49ers is Sunday, January 28th at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT/11:30pm GMT. In Australia, it's 10:30am AEDT on Monday 29 January.
Lions vs. 49ers news and venue
This will be the first meeting between Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, and Purdy, the final pick in the 2022 Draft.
The game will be played at the 49ers' Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.