CBS is televising the AFC Championship Game, and CBS is reporting the National Football League has concern about the possibility of the AFC Championship Game being played at the Chargers' small stadium. Unlike last weekend, when there were three games with a spread of a field goal or less, there are none of those this weekend.
Chargers (+4) over PATRIOTS: The Chargers have been road warriors all season (8-1 straight up and against the spread - including at Seattle, Kansas City, Pittsburgh and now Baltimore) and are fully capable of another of another victorious East Coast trip. It was not considered feasible for the L.A. Coliseum to host both championship games on the same Sunday - in double-header fashion - I'm told, but moving the AFC Championship Game out of 30,000-seat Dignity Health Sports Park is something many within the National Football League offices would support.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports brings word that "there is concern within the NFL league office about the possibility of the Chargers playing host to an AFC Championship Game". It is considered unfeasible for the L.A. Coliseum to host both games on the same day.
Less than a month ago, sources told PFT the league had made a decision to play the game at the intimate venue if the Chargers hosted it.
It's time to look at the x-factors in the Divisional Round. The NFL could alter its plans to get vital equipment and resources out of the L.A. Coliseum on the fly this weekend, sources said, in the event the Rams or Chargers are poised to host another game. "I would expect there to be conversations about that through the weekend as things happen".