After a thrilling weekend of walk-off field goals, two-minute drill exhibitions, and not leaving your couch for seven hours at a time, the field has narrowed down to the final four teams as we head into conference championship Sunday. We’ve got somewhat of an unexpected lineup here, with the exception of the Chiefs — I mean, who would have thought Matt Stafford would best Tom Brady?
While Kansas City is in the midst of a hot streak with Patrick Mahomes at the helm, the other three teams haven’t seen a Super Bowl win in two decades (or, in the case of the Bengals, ever). To give some context for how long it’s been, we took a look at who the star players were and what was going on in the world outside football for each semifinalists’ most recent Super Bowl win.*