NFC And AFC Championship Games Set
The NFC and AFC Championship games are officially set and it’s a rivalry game and a few familiar faces playing for a chance to go to the Super Bowl. Catch up on the scores and relive the foot scandal with a video from Rex Ryan and Wes Welker, after the jump.
The NFC Championship game will feature division rivals as the Chicago Bears will play host to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the early game of a Conference Championship double header. The Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks 35-24 Sunday in their divisional match up while the Packers pulled the upset on Saturday, taking down the top seeded Atlanta Falcons 48-21 from the Georgia Dome. This will be the first meeting between the two teams, in the playoffs, since December 14th, 1941.
The second game on Sunday will be the AFC Championship game which will feature the 6 time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers playing host to the New York Jets, who are playing in the title game for the second straight year. The Jets took down the top seeded New England Patriots 28-21 on Sunday for their second victory on the year over their rivals in the Pats. It was only the third loss on the season for Belichick and crew. The Jets will have to win another road game as they head to Pittsburgh to battle the Steelers, who claimed a big come from behind victory Saturday over hated Baltimore. The Ravens led by 14 at the half before giving up the lead in the 3rd quarter.
Both the NFC and AFC Championship games can be heard right here on Sports Radio 1340 The Fan on Sunday. The NFC Championship game will kick off at 2 CST with pregame coming at 1. The AFC Chamipionship game will cap off a great double header as they kick off at 5:30.
Watch former Red Raider Wes Welker in this funny video about Jets’ Coach Rex Ryan