NFL Playoff Schedule: Down To Four Teams With Two Epic Match-UpsBy: Tobias Roth - January 13, 2014
The NFL playoff schedule have seen some exciting games so far, but the divisional round was a bit less than stellar, and did not see any surprises for the teams that advanced to the conference championships.
After the divisional round has concluded, four teams remain, and each team is matched up with another team that they are painfully familiar with.
The Seahawks will be playing their division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Patriots will face the Broncos, pairing Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, something that fans have seen in the AFC many times.
The Super Bowl is just a few weeks away now, and as the NFL playoff schedule gets smaller by the week, by Sunday night, fans will know which two teams they will be seeing in the big game this year.
Both games will be taking place on Sunday this week, with the AFC Championship Game surprisingly taking place first at 3 p.m. and the NFC Championship Game being shown at 6:30 p.m.
This NFC Championship Game is an important match-up for a number of reasons in a rivalry that goes back several decades with the two teams that will battle to determine who is the best in the west.
To advance to the NFC Championship Game, the Seahawks were able to handle the Saints easily at home and won 23-15, although they led throughout the game, forcing the Saints to make a miraculous comeback.
The rivalry between the coaches dates back to the Pac-12 when Jim Harbaugh was coaching Stanford and Pete Carroll was at USC, and with everything else that surrounds these two teams, it should be an exciting game on Sunday night. It also boasts two of the best young quarterbacks who can both run and pass with Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.
As far as the AFC, everyone in the country had probably predicted the top two teams to advance, and fans will get to witness another meeting between two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game.
The Patriots stomped all over the Colts in a commanding fashion with LeGarrette Blount leading the way with four rushing touchdowns.
This will be the 15th meeting between Manning and Brady, and the last time the two teams played, the Patriots won in overtime. Both teams handled their competition fairly easily to make it to the AFC Championship, showing that they were clearly the two best teams.
Who will win the battle between the two best AFC quarterbacks, and is it possible for an opponent to win in Seattle? Tune in this Sunday and watch both games to find out.
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