The AFC and NFC Championship games have been set, with the 2013 NFL Playoffs reaching the Final Four. After a great weekend of football during the Divisional Round, the Conference Championships have big shoes to follow next Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons
For the second straight year, the 49ers have made it to the NFC Championship game. Last year, they lost to the New York Giants with Alex Smith at the helm. This season, they look to make it to the Super Bowl with a victory over the Falcons after replacing Smith in season with Colin Kaepernick. Atlanta, meanwhile, have won their first playoff game with Matt Ryan at quarterback, having been 0-3 before this game.
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots
The AFC Championship Game is a rematch of last year's AFC Championship game. In that contest, the Patriots came out on top before losing to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. New England will be without Rob Gronkowski in this game after the tight end re-broke his arm in yesterday's game. This year, the Ravens have the added motivation of trying to extend linebacker Ray Lewis' farewell season as long as they can.
Super Bowl XLVII
Sunday, Februrary 3, 6:00pm ET
AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion
TV Coverage: CBS - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms