How many points will the Seahawks, 49ers, Patriots or Broncos need to score to win their championship game and a spot in this year’s Super Bowl? 20? 30? Can a team win the title with less than 20 points in the championship game?
Based on previous AFC and NFC championship games in the Super Bowl era, scoring 30 or more points in that contest is a pretty good indicator that victory will punch their ticket to the Super Bowl. Since 1966, teams that score 30 or more points in a championship game are 34-2 (.944 winning percentage). The two losses were:
1987: Cleveland lost to Denver 38-33 in the AFC Championship Game
2006: New England lost to Indianapolis 38-34 in the AFC Championship Game