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AFC / NFC Championship game schedule: Super Bowl awaits Steelers-Patriots, Packers-Falcons

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It’s not the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s the Pittsburgh Steelers facing the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. The Steelers beat the Chiefs on Sunday night to earn a trip to the title game.

The Patriots open as a six-point favorite over the Steelers, which sounds about right. Neither New England nor Pittsburgh looked great with the Steelers only kicking field goals to beat the Chiefs. That won’t get it done in New Engalnd but I have a feeling the Steelers won’t be shutout of touchdowns for a second straight week.

Over in the NFC, the Packers and Falcons will face off in the first game next Sunday. Atlanta is a four-point favorite. Both of these teams look awesome and they’re both great offenses. The over / under is 59.5 points. As a reference, Steelers-Patriots is 51.5

Here is your schedule...

Championship round

Sunday, January 22

(all times ET)

NFC: Packers-Falcons, FOX, 3:05 p.m.

AFC: Steelers-Patriots, CBS, 6:40 p.m.

Super Bowl XLIX

Sunday, February 5

NFC champion versus AFC champion (FOX, 6:30 p.m.)