Why the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon' Is a Good Omen for Patriots Vs. Chiefs

If you read that headline, we're sure you have questions.

First: What the heck is a "Super Blood Wolf Moon," and what does it have to do with the AFC Championship Game?

Coincidentally, a total lunar eclipse will begin around 11:41 p.m. ET on Sunday night, shortly after the (expected) end of the New England Patriots' playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which kicks off at 6:40 p.m. ET from Arrowhead Stadium.

And this lunar eclipse is extra special: Not only will folks in Kansas City see a "super moon" -- which means the moon is orbiting closer to earth than usual -- but the moon is expected to have a reddish tint. Add in the fact that the January full moon is known as the "Wolf Moon," and you have the "Super Blood Wolf Moon," a name that lends itself quite well to headlines.

Couple a spooky moon with an expected "arctic blast," and there could be some pretty freaky conditions for Sunday's game.

Both weather events bode well for New England, though. Red Sox fans may recall a total lunar eclipse that occurred on the night of Oct. 27, 2004 -- the same night Boston won Game 4 of the World Series to break "the curse" and capture its first championship since 1918.

Also, doesn't a "Super Blood Wolf Moon" just sound like something Tom Brady would dominate under?

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