NFL Conference Championship Review Meets Untappd Data
We are down to one final game for the entire NFL season. Fans of the Packers and Bills found themselves disappointed following Sunday's outcomes, but we will be treated to the metaphorical passing of the baton matchup in the final game of the year. Tom Brady will lead the Bucs in their home stadium against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs for all the marbles. We know what happened in reality, but what about the matchups on the Untappd gridiron? Keep reading to find out.
Reality vs. Untappd
Only three cities had fewer check-ins than its average from the regular season, so overall, for playoff teams, check-ins were up! There was a lot of good football over the weekend to enjoy and from the check-ins I was tagged in, a lot of delicious beverages were consumed! Let's dive in and see how these teams fared on the field, as well as on the Untappd gridiron.
Bucs vs. Packers
Tampa Bay came out hot, but not multiple Tom Brady turnovers opened the door for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. However, the Packers couldn't get into the end zone and make the Bucs pay for those costly turnovers. A questionable decision to kick a field goal will loom large for Packer Nation. In his first season in the NFC, Tom Brady is going back to the big game, because of course he is.
Bills vs. Chiefs
Kansas City takes care of business and will head back to the big game for a second straight season. Patrick Mahomes couldn't be slowed, and Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are nightmares for opposing defenses. How do you stop them? It seems like you simply cannot do such a thing. Bills Mafia and the plastic tables head home, but it was a great season for Josh Allen and Co. There's nothing to hang your heads about Bills fans!
Now, that was reality. What about the Untappd bracket? Let's take a look at those matchups based on increase/decrease from check-ins compared to the regular season average.
Ravens vs. Steelers: This one was super close, but the city of Pittsburgh checked in those delicious Steel City brews to get their team and city to the finals in the Untappd realm.
Seahawks vs. Packers: Not only does Green Bay win this matchup, but they had the largest increase compared to season average of the remaining four teams in the Untappd bracket. Unlike in reality, Green Bay advances.
In reality, it's the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Bucs, but on the Untappd gridiron, it's Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay!
Check-Ins At The Stadium
Both stadiums saw a ton of check-ins, so it is best to just showcase some check-ins from both stadiums on Sunday afternoon/evening!
Purchased at Central Waters Brewing CompanyEarned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 45) badge! Earned the Verified Adventure (Level 25) badge! Earned the Photogenic Brew (Level 3) badge! Earned the Land of the Free (Level 50) badge!
A nice way to start a weekend full of football!
They are heading back to the big one. Chiefs are looking to run it back!
The Packers did turn it around, but unfortunately, not enough to complete the come back. The field goal decision was certainly interesting...
At the stadium with a good beer, a touchdown and eventual win for your team. Congrats on your Sunday!
Excellent beer name and such a nice beer to say that you're awesome!
If only Green Bay had used a first round pick on a wide receiver, or anything but a backup quarterback...
Clean and smooth, nothing fancy, just straight butter. Has a nice wheat finish.Earned the Hopped Down (Level 12) badge! Earned the Brewery Pioneer (Level 39) badge! Earned the 99 Bottles (Level 12) badge!
Clean and smooth, just like the Kansas City offense.
We should be watching Bears vs. Texans in the Big Game! Not this boring Chiefs vs. Bucs showdown!
Josh Allen fell just short, but it was a great year for Bills Mafia overall.
While it ultimately didn't matter, Josh Allen's little taunt of throwing the football at the guy that sparked multiple unsportsmanlike conduct penalties was crucial. However, the penalties offset, so maybe not!
Tom Brady does it again. Why do we keep doubting him!?
There was definitely a stretch that was full of malarkey. The Green Bay defense got the turnovers, but just couldn't capitalize.
King In the North seems fitting to cheer on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in the NFC Championship game. Rich and complex - fitting of a king (or MVP).Earned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 20) badge! Earned the 99 Bottles (Level 11) badge! Earned the Heavy Weight (Level 7) badge! Earned the Imperial Czar badge! Earned the Beyond a Shadow of a Stout (Level 5) badge! Earned the Land of the Free (Level 47) badge!
Potential photo of the season! As an Aaron Rodgers and Game of Thrones fan, this is exquisite. If only the king won...
Andy Reid is never wrong! This is true!
A good weekend of football calls for a good beer.
Rooting against Tom Brady is a tale as old as time!
Anyone but Tom Brady seems to be a popular thought these days...
Incredible. Just in time for an interception! Let's go Aaron Rodgers
Purchased at FermentalEarned the Untappd at Home (Level 27) badge! Earned the Verified Adventure (Level 87) badge! Earned the Middle of the Road (Level 63) badge! Earned the For the Can (Level 25) badge! Earned the Fruits of Your Labor (Level 15) badge!
That beer does pair nicely with a couple Tom Brady turnovers! If only Aaron Rodgers could have pulled out the win.
Sometimes, rooting against teams is just as fun as rooting for teams! Congrats on the loss!
Not a Packers fan at heart, but I was pulling for them on Sunday!
Thanks for tagging me in your check-ins this week! Want to have your check-in potentially featured in the next article? Whether you're at home, in your man/woman cave or at the stadium, tag me in your game day check-in and mention your favorite team! Even if you're just rooting on your favorite team, tag me in your check-in on game day!
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We'll be back in a couple of weeks to recap the Big Game and see who wins in reality and in terms of Untappd check-ins!